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The immune-brain axis: from molecules to behavior

Symposium

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Symposium

The immune-brain axis: from molecules to behavior

 

Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Belgium

March 12th and 13th, 2015

 

The Doctoral School for Medicine & Life Sciences at Hasselt University, the EU Marie Curie ITN project R'BIRTH and apDia, cordially invite you to this year’s symposium entitled, “The immune-brain axis: from molecules to behavior”, which will take place on the 12th and 13th of March 2015 at Hasselt University.

The symposium will cover a wide range of subjects relating to the body-brain crosstalk through the immune system. Speakers will provide their most up-to-date results and theories to participants, making this symposium a valuable resource to students and researchers alike.

The symposium is open to all master and PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers from universities, research institutions and industry.


Important Dates:

Abstract registration: closed
Registration deadline: March 11, 2015 or on site

PROGRAMME

The program is comprised of keynote lectures and selected abstract presentations

Confirmed keynote speakers are: 

Dr. Claire Fabian (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Cell therapeutics for neurological disorders
 
Prof. dr. Angelos Halaris (Loyola University Chicago, USA)
Do antidepressants exert anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects?
 
Dr. Niall Hyland (University College Cork,  Ireland)
Mast cells, microbes, and brain-gut disorders
 
Prof. dr. Francesco Marotta (University of Milano, Italy)
Gut-brain crosstalks: new understanding and interventional avenues
 
Prof. dr. Norbert Müller (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)
Immunomodulations as therapeutic approach in schizophrenia and depression
 
Prof. dr. Aye-Mu Myint (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)
Tryptophan metabolism as a link between immune system, brain and behaviour in adult psychiatric disorders
 
Prof. dr. Brian Leonard (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)
Immune system, brain and behaviour
 
Prof. dr. Barbara Sperner-Unterweger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Phenylalanine/tyrosine metabolism as a bridge between the immune system and neurochemistry
 
Prof. dr. Alessandro Vercelli (Neuroscience Institute University of Torino, Italy)
Immunomodulation and neuroprotection by stem cell administration


REGISTRATION

Registration is free of charge and includes coffee breaks, lunch and reception. Registration is open to all master and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and senior researchers from universities, research institutions and industry.

For registration: click here

LOCATION

The symposium will take place at Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Building D, auditorium H5. More information about how to reach Campus Diepenbeek is available here