Next Microbiota Event: April 4th 2017

Please join us at Campus Biotech in Spring 2017 to hear the latest research findings on the effect of the human microbiota on the brain and in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The programme can be found below.

PROGRAMME 13:30 WELCOME ADDRESS Giovanni B Frisoni and Jacques Schrenzel Benoit Dubuis, Chairman, Campus Biotech Nicolas Demaurex, Vice Dean, University of Geneva CURRENT THERAPEUTIC CHALLENGES IN BRAIN DISEASES Chair: Stefano Cappa, Brescia 13:45 Pharmacological Treatment of Alzheimer Disease in the Year 2027 Ezio Giacobini, Geneva, Lecture 14:05 The pharmacology of autism Stephan Eliez, Geneva, Lecture 14:25 Discussion GUT MICROBES, THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, AND NEUROINFLAMMATION Chair: Jean François Démonet, Lausanne 14:45 Neuroinflammation: upstream or downstream to protein misfolding? Michael Heneka, Bonn, Lecture 15:20 Peripheral markers of inflammation and immune system dysregulation in Alzheimer’s disease pathology Alison Baird, Oxford, Lecture 15:55 Protective roles of intestinal microbiota in Alzheimer’s disease through mechanisms involving short chain fatty acids and phenolic acids Giulio M Pasinetti, New York, Lecture 16:30 Coffee Break SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS Chair: Maria Teresa Ferretti, Zurich 17:00 Bacterial seeding of protein aggregation in the brain Robert P Friedland, Louisville 17:20 Gut bacteria profile and peripheral cytokines in amyloid positive Alzheimer’s disease Annamaria Cattaneo, Brescia 17:40 Routes of delivery of bacteria to cure brain diseases Taoufiq Harach and Tristan Bolmont, Lausanne MICROBIOTA-RELATED THERAPEUTIC TARGETS Chair: Gabriel Gold, Geneva 18:00 Antimicrobial peptides from human Apolipoprotein E Katia Pane, Naples, Lecture 18:35 A microbial role in driving behavioural deficits in animal models of autism Gil Sharon and Sarkis Mazmanian, Pasadena, Lecture Vconf 19:10 CONCLUSIONS Giovanni B Frisoni and Jacques Schrenzel 19:25 CLOSING COCKTAIL ORGANISERS Giovanni B. Frisoni and Jacques Schrenzel SCIENTIFIC BOARD Tristan Bolmont, Stefano Cappa, Annamaria Cattaneo, Roberto Coppari, Jean François Démonet, Stephan Eliez, Maria Teresa Ferretti, Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, Gabriel Gold, Osman Ratib, Mirko Trajkovski POST GRAD CME Swiss Neurological Society (4 credits), Association des médecins du canton de Genève (4 credits), Swiss Society of Gastroenterology (4 credits), Swiss Society of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (requested), Swiss Professional Society of Geriatrics (requested), Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine (4 credits), FAMH Medical Laboratories of Switzerland (4 credits).

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Next event: April 4, 13h30

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