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Second series of NeurATRIS/EATRIS webinars on tools for the study of neurodegenerative diseases

We are pleased to announce that EATRIS and NeurATRIS are launching a second series of webinars on neurodegenerative diseases in April-May of this year. The series will cover the usage of biological and technological tools such as preclinical models or ultra high field MRI in neurodegenerative diseases and their potential application in translational medicine. These webinars will be brought to you by experts in the field, each time in collaboration with a specialized European Research Infrastructure.

All webinars are free of charge. The webinars include an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions at the end of the lecture. Please note that all webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing.

The first session of this series took place on April 17th at 11:00 AM and was jointly animated by EATRISNeurATRIS and Celphedia.

The second session will take place on May 6th at 11:00 AM and will be jointly animated by EATRIS, NeurATRIS and France Life Imaging.

 

 

SESSION 4: April 17TH 11.00 – 12.00 (CET)

IN VIVO PRECLINICAL MODELS FOR THE STUDY OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES by Dr. Romina Aron Badin (NeurATRIS) and Dr. Marie-Christine Birling (Celphedia)

Animal models are an indispensable research tool to understand, assess and treat neurodegenerative diseases in the preclinical setting. In this webinar, the speakers will highlight the contributions of discovery and experimentation in rodents and non-human primate (NHP) models to understand health and disease in humans and to preclinical drug development. The speakers will then focus on how to generate NHP models for neurodegenerative diseases and how to characterize them, using the example of a preclinical model of Tauopathy (viral overexpression) and the validation of a new gene therapy strategy for Parkinson’s disease (MPTP model).

This webinar is co-organized by the research infrastructures EATRIS, NeurATRIS and Celphedia.

For more information and registration: https://eatris.eu/events/webinar-vivo-preclinical-models-neurodegenerative-diseases/

 

SESSION 5: May 6th 11.00 - 12.00 (CET)

Ultra high-field MR Imaging and Spectroscopy in Clinical & Translational Research by Dr. Cyril Poupon and Dr. Fawzi Boumezbeur (CEA Paris Saclay / Neurospin)

In vivo NMR Imaging and Spectroscopy are exceptional tools to look non-invasively at the brain from complementary point-of-views, whether we want to study its anatomy, structure, function or metabolism. Thanks to the development of ultra-high field MR scanners, physicists can propose new methods and participate with neuroscientists, bio-informaticians and physicians to the development and validation of new biomarkers to diagnose brain pathologies or evaluate treatment response. The speakers will focus on presenting the opportunities and challenges of MR Imaging and Spectroscopy at ultra-high field and will use few examples to illustrate how UHF MRI and MRS can help in better understanding the Human brain in normal and pathological conditions.

This webinar is co-organized by the research infrastructures EATRIS, NeurATRIS and France Life Imaging.

For more information and registration: https://eatris.eu/events/webinar-ultra-high-field-mr-imaging-spectroscopy-clinical-translational-research/