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Symposium on Vascular Dysfunction in Neurodegeneration and Dementia

Neurobiologisches Montagskolloquium

Hertie-Institut, Otfried-Müller-Str. 27, Seminarraum 2.310
18:00 - 19:30

Program summer term 2013

Neurokolloquium Tübingen

Klinikum Schnarrenberg, Hörsaal Kinderklinik
18:15 - 19:30

Program summer term 2013

Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium und Therapieseminar

CRONA Kursraum B-04-221
Mittwoch: 17.00 – 18.30 Uhr

Program summer term 2014 (wiss. Kolloquium)
Program summer term 2014 (Therapieseminar)

Upcoming Talks

01.09.2014 HIH Seminar: Th9 cells as inducers of neuron damage and apoptosis
13:00 Kirsi Forsberg, Vascular Neurology, Group Bischof, HIH, Seminarraum 2.310
01.09.2014 HIH Seminar: Influence of healthy aging and sex on anti-saccade performance in elderly individuals: Results from the TREND study
13:30 David Mack, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Group Berg, HIH, Seminarraum 2.310
11.09.2014 Symposium on Vascular Dysfunction in Neurodegeneration and Dementia
The Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research is one of the largest centers for clinical and disease-oriented brain research in Germany. Together with the Clinical Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Tübingen, the Hertie Institute strives to conduct neuroscientific research at the highest level of excellence and to translate its results into novel methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurologic diseases. In 13 years of its existence, the Institute has grown to more than 350 neuroscientists and is home to 28 research groups.
Functional and structural alterations of the vasculature have major impacts on brain function. They can lead to ischemic stroke and mediate neuroinflammatory and metabolic processes that in turn can trigger or exacerbate a large variety of disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases and the heterogeneous group of so-called vascular dementias.

Supported by a generous donation, the Hertie Institute intends to strengthen its research portfolio in this area by establishing a professorship in vascular dementia, either at the junior or senior level. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program on basic aspects of vascular dementias that may include metabolic, immunologic, neurodevelopmental, molecular imaging, and cell biologic aspects, among others. The Center will provide access to patients and patient materials, and will foster the translation of scientific findings into novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

Symposium on “Vascular dysfunction in neurodegeneration and dementia”
In order to establish an overview of the current research landscape in the area of vascular dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases and vascular dementias, to identify major gaps in our knowledge and unmet needs in patient care, the Hertie Institute will host a search symposium that brings together leading scientists in the field as well as potential candidates for the endowed professorship. The symposium will take place at the Hertie Institute in Tübingen on September 11-12, 2014.

Interested colleagues should send an application with their resume and a short description of their research by July 10th, 2014 to Thomas Gasser, Chairman of the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research: thomas.gasser@uni-tuebingen.de