March 12th and 13th, 2015
The immune-brain axis: from molecules to behavior
Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Belgium
The symposium will cover a wide range of subjects relating to the body-brain crosstalk through the immune system.
Speakers will provide their most up-to-date results and theories to participants, making this symposium a valuable resource to students and researchers alike.
The symposium is open to all master and PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers from universities, research institutions and industry.
Director of NICO, Prof. Alessandro Vercelli, is one the invited speakers. He will give a lecture on "Immunomodulation and neuroprotection by stem cell administration".
Registration deadline: March 11th, 2015
Programme and Info
Since 2001, this meeting represented an important event for basic and clinical researchers working on this emerging scientific topic. We will address state-of-the-art approaches in the field of steroids and nervous system, including behavior, epigenetics, genomic and non-genomic actions, the vitamin D, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, and the interference among endocrine disruptors and steroid signaling.
L’inibizione della proteina JNK rallenta la progressione della malattia che colpisce i motoneuroni ed è la prima causa genetica di morte nell’infanzia. Lo dimostra uno studio pubblicato su Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience dal nostro gruppo di ricerca guidato da Alessandro Vercelli, in collaborazione con l’Istituto Mario Negri di Milano. Chiarire i meccanismi molecolari alla base della SMA può aprire la strada allo sviluppo di nuove terapie.