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NE07 - CURE-ND: a European alliance to combat neurodegenerative diseases (18:45-20:30)

Together these partners embrace a joint effort to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and nurture breakthroughs in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.


July 10, 2022 - 6:45 pm


July 10, 2022 - 8:30 pm


Pavillon 7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles   View map

CURE-ND, or Catalysing a United Response in Europe to Neurodegenerative Diseases, is a new alliance between the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Paris Brain Institute (ICM), Mission Lucidity (ML) and the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Together these partners embrace a joint effort to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and nurture breakthroughs in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. Besides bringing together excellent science to accelerate research and improve clinical care, CURE-ND aims to raise global awareness of the need to urgently address the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases, and to lobby for the necessary funding to be committed to research in this area. The partners are calling for a long-term vision and funding of brain research by Europe. During this CURE-ND networking event, a presentation on the CURE-ND alliance will be followed by a panel discussion with a representative from each partner on frontiers in neurodegeneration, aiming at exchanging expertise, promoting scientific collaboration and building a strong community of neurodegeneration researchers in Europe and beyond. Our ambitious initiative ranges from uncovering disease mechanisms to improving clinical care, with the mission to facilitate the development and global implementation of neurotechnologies that enhance care for today’s and tomorrow’s patients.

Talks by experts from the CURE-ND community, moderated by Prof. Bart De Strooper (VIB-KU Leuven, ML; UK DRI Director), followed by a networking reception

18:45 – 18:50

Alexis Brice – Director General of the Institut du Cerveau – ICM, Paris, France

Scientific Director of the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (University Hospital Institute) IHU-A-Institut du Cerveau – ICM, Paris, France

Presentation: General introduction on the CURE-ND European alliance

18:50 – 19:05

Séverine Boillee, Institut du Cerveau – ICM, Paris, France

Presentation: ALS: causes and mechanisms of motor neuron degeneration” – Institut du Cerveau (institutducerveau-icm.org)

19:05 – 19:20

Marc Aurel Busche, UK Dementia Research Institute at University College London, London, UK

Presentation: Circuit neurodynamics of early Alzheimer’s disease


19:20 – 19:35

Peter Janssen, Mission Lucidity (a partnership between imec, KU Leuven, UZ Leuven and VIB), Leuven, Belgium

Presentation: Non-invasive neuromodulation approaches in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease


19:35 – 19:50

Gaia Tavosanis, DZNE, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany

Presentation: A quantitative model of sporadic axonal degeneration


19:50 – 20:30

Networking reception with a chance to meet the CURE-ND research community



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