Closed: 5 June – 5 July 2023 |
The school will focus on three main goals: i) current methods to study neurodegeneration; ii) current advances in neurodegenerative diseases; and iii) advanced therapies to treat neurodegeneration.
About the school:
The molecular mechanisms involved in neurodegeneration are complex and still not completely understood. However, a better comprehension of these mechanisms is essential to develop advanced therapies able to target the pathological alterations that are responsible for neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, in this advanced school we aim to provide an updated view of the general molecular mechanisms involved in neurodegeneration and, importantly, the status of the development of advanced therapies targeting those mechanisms. Currently, most neurodegenerative diseases have no cure or lack efficient pharmacological treatments. Thus, advanced therapies emerge as powerful strategies for almost all forms of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease (PD), Huntington’s disease (HD), Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The school will focus in three main goals: i) current methods to study neurodegeneration; ii) current advances in neurodegenerative diseases; and iii) advanced therapies to treat neurodegeneration. In this Advanced School, the selected young researchers will take part in advanced scientific lectures, soft skills sessions, discussions, workshops, poster presentations, and will have the opportunity to choose from 12 different state-of-the-art, hands-on laboratory activities, according to their own research interests.
Who should apply to this school?
Ph.D. students (especially those in the second and third years) and young postdocs (Ph.D. obtained in the last three years) currently residing in Europe.
What costs will be covered for selected participants?
Travel, accomodation and food