France, Lille

Experimental Models for Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Cells to Model Organisms

when 2 July 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 240

Currently, different experimental models are used to study the neurodegenerative mechanisms and associated processes, such as normal ageing, and to investigate a large variety of parameters: genetic and environmental factors, impact of metabolism, interaction with the immune system, cellular and molecular mechanisms, molecular screening, evaluation of therapeutic strategies… It is crucial to keep this in mind and to choose accordingly for each research project, which model(s) would be the most appropriate to fulfill the needs but also to know their limits (scientific relevancy, available tools and technologies, costs…)

The LiCEND Summer School 2019 “Experimental approaches to study neurodegenerative disorders in biology: from the cell dish to the model organisms” aims to provide students and professionals, a global view of experimental models of neurodegeneration with their respective “pro” and “cons” aspects.

Course leader

Dr Sophie Halliez
Pr Kathy Dujardin
Dr Maximilien Vanleene

Target group

The LiCEND Summer School 2019 is targeted toward:

Biomedical and Biology students with a Master 1 level minimum;
Veterinary school students;
Research and health professionals wishing for complementary training,
Researchers outside the field of neurosciences but working in collaboration with neuroscientists.

Course aim

Objectives: to present a large selection of experimental models and technological applications dedicated to the investigation of neurodegenerative diseases.

Fee info

EUR 240: Early registration fee for student and academic researchers available until the 31th of May 2019
EUR 360: Full price after 31/05/2019