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EMBO | EMBL Symposium
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration
This symposium is hosted by two organisations: EMBO and EMBL. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) promotes excellence in the life sciences. Its major goals are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work. The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a publicly-funded non-profit institute whose expertise covers the whole spectrum of molecular biology.
The EMBO | EMBL Symposium brings together scientists working on neurodegeneration with their counterparts from the biotechnology and pharma industry in order to bridge the gap between basic research and medical research in an area that urgently requires therapeutic progress. This year‘s symposium will focus on the genetic, cellular and molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases, with a strong emphasis on the development of targeted drug therapies and potential treatment options. Topics include mechanisms of neuronal and cognitive dysfunction, RNA, chaperones, autophagy, mitochondria, disease progression, novel therapeutic approaches and translating to the clinic.