Modelling Parkinson’s Disease in Animals: Mission Impossible?

We are pleased to invite you to the Parkinson's Disease Animal Model workshop organized by the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine held in Luxembourg from the 20-22 May 2013.For registration and hotel reservation, please contact Dr Manuel Buttini (manuel.buttini@uni.lu)
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Monday, May 20
- Afternoon: Guest arrival and check-in at Hotel Parc-Bellevue
- Informal get-together 17:30-18:30 at the Parc-Bellevue Terrasse
Tuesday, May 21
- 7:00-8:30 : Coffee/Breakfast
- 8:30-9:00 : Welcome and introductory remarks (M. Buttini & R. Balling)
Presentations of max 20 min, followed by 10 min discussion
- 9:00-9:30 : E. Masliah (San Diego, USA)
“Transgenic models of Parkinson’s disease: can we bridge the gaps?" “
- 9:30-10:00 : W. Wurst (Munich, Germany)
"Comparative analysis of genetic mouse models for Parkinson’s Disease”
- 10:00-10:30 : N. Landeck (Lund, Sweden)
“AAV-mediated in vivo modelling of Parkinson’s: mimicking pathological aspects and progression of the disease”
- 10:30-11:00 : Break
- 11:00-11:30 : A. Crawford (Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg)
“What can developing zebrafish tell us about neurodegeneration in aging humans?”
- 11:30-12:00 : W. Mandemakers (Leuven, Belgium)
“LRRK2 in Parkinson’s: Insights from flies and mice”
- 12:00-13:30 : Lunch
- 13:30-14:00 : D. DiMonte (Bonn, Germany)
“Triggering α-synuclein pathology in Parkinson´s disease models”
- 14:00-14:30 : F. Pan-Montojo (Dresden, Germany)
"Modelling Braak's pathological staging of idiopathic Parkinson's disease in mice: what can we expect?"
- 14:30-15:00 : I. Philippens (Rijswijk, The Netherlands)
“Non-human primate model of sleep disorders in PD”
- 15:00-15:30 : Break
- 15:30-16:00 : M.G. Spillantini (Cambridge, U.K.)
“Alpha-synuclein aggregation and synaptic dysfunction”
- 16.00-16:30 : P.J. Kahle (Tuebingen, Germany) “TBA“
- 16:30-17:00 : Break
- 17:00-17:30 : R. Wronski (Graz, Austria)
"Models of Parkinson´s disease – their predictive value for drug development”
- 17:30-18:00 : M. Buttini (Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg)
“ Murine Parkinson’s models: the long, tortuous road”
- 18:00-18:30 : Break

- 18:30-20:00 : Dinner
- 20:00- approx.21:30 : “Oxford-style” debate: “Current PD models are completely adequate”, versus “Current PD models are woefully inadequate”.
Wednesday, May 22
- 7:00-8:30h : Check-out, departure, or transport to Belval (8h30)
- 9:00-11:00 : Visit of Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine for interested parties
- 11:00 : adjourn, departure

20 May - 22 May 2013
Luxembourg City
Luxembourg
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