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Dr. Antonio Pisani
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Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
2. IRCCS Mondino Foundation, via Mondino 2, Pavia, Italy
Interests: basal ganglia; striatum; dopamine; acetylcholine; Parkinson's disease; dystonia; synaptic plasticity; neurotransmitters
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Prof. Dr. Dirk M. Hermann
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University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
Interests: ischemic stroke; focal cerebral ischemia; neurodegeneration; neuroprotection, neuroplasticity; brain remodeling; angiogenesis; neurovascular unit
Prof. Dr. Johannes Berger
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Pathobiology of the Nervous System, Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Interests: peroxisomes; adrenoleukodystrophy; plasmalogens; ether-lipids; lipids in Alzheimer’s disease; peroxisomes in Alzheimer’s disease; adrenomyeloneuropathy; ABCD1; brain inflammation
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Prof. Dr. Galila Agam
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Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology and Psychiatry Research Unit, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Mental Health Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Interests: etiology of bipolar disorder; mechanism of mood stabilization; lithium; mitochondrial function; autophagy
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Lazzarino
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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences (BIOMETEC), University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: mitochondrial dysfunction; energy metabolism; oxidative/nitrosative stress; antioxidants; neurodegenerations; traumatic brain injury; concussion and sports-related concussion; male and female infertility; HPLC analysis of metabolites
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Prof. Dr. Germaine Escames
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Health Sciences Technology Park, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: melatonin; cancer; mucositis; mitochondria; oxidative stress; clock genes
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Prof. Dr. Yuzuru Imai
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Department of Research for Parkinson's Disease, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: Drosophila genetics; neurodegeneration; Parkinson's disease; iPS cells; mitochondria; synaptic dynamics; unfolded protein stress
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Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Michetti
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Department of Neuroscience, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
Interests: neurodegeneration; neuroinflammation; multiple sclerosis; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; animal models of neural diseases; neural biomarkers; calcium-binding neuroproteins; S100B protein
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Dr. Jan Kaslin
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Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia
Interests: neural stem cells; regeneration; neural development; brain and spinal cord injury; zebrafish
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Dr. Anne-Marie Van Dam
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Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: multiple sclerosis; Parkinson’s disease; neuro-inflammation/-degeneration; glial cells; pharmacotherapeutic target
Dr. Daniele Lana
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Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Interests: neuropharmacology; neurodegeneration; neuroinflammation; glia; microbiota; neurodegenerative diseases; hippocampus; behaviour
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Prof. Dr. Aloïse Mabondzo

Service de Pharmacologie et d'Immunoanalyse, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: neuroscience; creatine; creatine derived compounds; therapy of Tauopathy; Rasmussen diseases; neonatal ischemia
Dr. Matteo Marti
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Department of Translational Medicine, Section of Legal Medicine and LTTA Centre, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Interests: pharmaco-toxicology of drug abuse; novel psychoactive substances; forensic toxicology; sex/gender differences; safety pharmacology studies
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Prof. Dr. Paola Rocca
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Department of Neuroscience "Rita Levi Montalcini", University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Interests: psychotic disorders; treatment-resistant psychosis; emergency psychiatric care; real-life functioning; personal recovery; neuro; social and meta-cognition and cognitive rehabilitation; neuroimaging; clinical psychopharmacology; biological biomarkers; genetic; epigenetic and multi-omic approaches
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Lugaresi
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1. Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie, Università di Bologna, 40139 Bologna, Italy
2. IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, UOSI Riabilitazione Sclerosi Multipla, 40139 Bologna, Italy
Interests: multiple sclerosis; NMOSD: diagnosis, treatment, prognostic indicators
Dr. Luis Varela
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Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism, Department of Comparative Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Interests: hypothalamus; energy balance; mitochondria dynamics; astrocytes; lipid metabolism; AgRP neurons; POMC neurons; food intake
Dr. Emmanuel Brouillet

Laboratoire des Maladies Neurodégénératives, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA, CNRS, MIRCen, F-92265 Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; Huntington; Parkinson; spino-cerebellar ataxia; mitochondria; metabolism; epigenetics; neuropathology; MRI neuroimaging; positron emission tomography; preclinical studies; neuroprotection
Dr. Daniela Puzzo
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Department Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Section of Physiology, Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; Alzheimer’s disease; aging; beta-amyloid; tau protein; nicotinic receptors; cyclic nucleotides; behavioural studies
Dr. Cécile Voisset
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Inserm, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, EFS, PRiME Group, UMR 1078, GGB, F-29200 Brest, France
Interests: protein misfolding diseases; neurodegenerative diseases; Prion diseases; Parkinson's disease; therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Robert L. Meisel
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Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Interests: synaptic plasticity; dopamine signaling; mechanisms of steroid action; social behaviors; drug addiction
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Dr. Ji Hae Seo
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College of Pharmacy, Keimyung University, 1095 Dalgubeoldaero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 42601, Korea
Interests: blood-brain barrier; neurovascular unit; neurodegenerative diseases; methamphetamine abuse
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Prof. Dr. Patrick Küry
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Department of Neurology, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Interests: oligodendroglia; neural stem cells; neurodegeneration; neuroregeneration; microglia; endogenous retrovirus; myelin
Prof. Dr. Stephanie C. Joachim
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Experimental Eye Research Institute, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Interests: glaucoma; age-related macular degeneration; retinal diseases; retinal organ culture models; autoimmunity; neuroprotection
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Fath
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Interests: actin cytoskeleton; microtubules; Alzheimer’s disease; motor neuron disease; neurite growth
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Dr. Blazej Misiak
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Department of Psychiatry, Division of Consultation Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Pasteura 10 Street, 50-367 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: epigenetics of mental disorders; stress response; allostatic load; inflammation in mental disorders; childhood trauma in psychosis; gut microbiota and mental disorders; cardiovascular risk in severe mental illness
Prof. Dr. Stylianos Michalakis
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Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Mathildenstr. 880336 München, Germany
Interests: viral vectors; AAV vectors; gene therapy; immune response; retinal disorders; ocular immune privilege; microglia
Dr. Satoshi Ogawa

School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Interests: reproduction; social behaviour; neuropeptides; neural circuitry
Prof. Dr. A. Messina
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Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: voltage dependent anion channels – mitochondria – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Prof. Dr. Masayuki Itoh
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Department of Mental Retardation and Birth Defect Research, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, 4-1-1 Ogawahigashi, Kodaira, Tokyo 187-8502, Japan
Interests: developmental neurobiology; molecular neuroscience; microglia; hypoxic-ischemic brain; cilia; epilepsy
Prof. Dr. Hajime Hirase
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Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: astrocytes; neurons; glia; optical imaging; electrophysiology; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; mice
Prof. Dr. Olga Garaschuk
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Institute of Physiology, Department of Neurophysiology, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Keplerstr. 15, 72074 Tübingen, Germany
Interests: microglia; astrocytes; Alzheimer’s disease; calcium imaging; in vivo imaging of neural networks; neurodegeneration; neuroinflammation; interaction between the nervous and the immune systems of the brain; brain ageing; inflammaging; adult stem cells
Dr. Rita Bella
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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies "G.F. Ingrassia", University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: cerebrovascular diseases; cognitive impairment and dementia; neurosonology; neuroceliac disease; transcranial magnetic stimulation; translational neurosciences; neurorehabilitation
Dr. James N. Sleigh
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Department of Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK
Interests: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); axonal transport; Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT); comparative anatomy; gene therapy; motor neuron; neuroanatomy; neuromuscular disease; neuromuscular junction (NMJ); neurotrophic factor; neurotrophin; peripheral neuropathy; sensory neuron; spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Prof. Dr. Yoshizo Matsuka
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Department of Stomatognathic Function and Occlusal Reconstruction, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, 3-18-15 Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima 770-8504, Japan
Interests: orofacial pain; neuropathic pain; prosthodontics; cytokine; neurotransmitter; trigeminal ganglion; botulinum toxin; nonodontogenic toothache
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Prof. Dr. David Della-Morte
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1. Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
2. Department of Neurology and The Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
Interests: neuroprotection; vascular diseases; aging; genetics; epidemiology; metabolic disorders; antioxidants; nutrition in vascular diseases
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Dr. Wilber Romero-Fernandez
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Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Interests: G protein-coupled receptors and tyrosine kinase receptors; molecular and cellular biology; neurobiology; neuropharmacology; autophagic; lysosomal dysfunction; tauopathies; dementia
Dr. Tauheed Ishrat
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Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, College of Medicine, Neuroscience Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Rm 231-Wittenborg bldg., 855 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
Interests: neurovascular damage; stroke; traumatic brain injury; inflammasome; TXNIP
Dr. Hiroki Toyoda
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Department of Oral Physiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Suita 565-0871, Japan
Interests: synaptic transmission; synaptic plasticity; ion channel; electrophysiology; cortex; trigeminal system
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Dr. Shigeki Shibata
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Department of Physical Therapy, Kyorin University, 5-4-1 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo, Tokyo 181-8621, Japan
Interests: exercise physiology; cardiovascular physiology
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Sancesario
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Dipartimento di Medicina dei Sistemi, Università di Roma 2 Tor Vergata, 00133 Roma, Italy
Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson disease; dystonia, movement disorders; neuropathology, proteinopathy; oligomers; lipids in neurodegenerative diseases
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Prof. Dr. David W. Walker
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School of Health & Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: fetal and neonatal physiology; placental physiology; brain development; neuroendocrinology; development of sleep and behaviour; hypothalamic-pituitary axis; adrenal gland
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Prof. Dr. Ryuichiro Atarashi
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Division of Microbiology, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan
Interests: the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases such as prion disease, Alzheimer diseases, Dementia with lewy bodies
Prof. Dr. Robert P. Ostrowski
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Department of Experimental and Clinical Neuropathology, Mossakowski Medical Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: cerebral ischemia; neuroprotection; hyperbaric oxygen; preconditioning; proteasomes; glioblastoma
Prof. Dr. Frederic Woodward Hopf
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Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Interests: addiction; emotion; neurocircuitry
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Tessitore
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Department of Advanced Medical and Surgery Sciences (DAMSS), University of Campania, "Luigi Vanvitelli" Piazza Miraglia, 80138 Napoli, Italy
Interests: movement disorders; Parkinson's disease; imaging; functional magnetic resonance imaging
Prof. Dr. Barbara Borroni
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Neurology Unit, Universita degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Interests: frontotemporal dementia; Alzheimer disease; neurodegenerative disorders
Prof. Dr. Ludmilla A. Morozova-Roche
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Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Umea University, 90781 Umea, Sweden
Interests: biophysics; amyloid formation; amyloid cytotoxicity; protein misfolding; amyloid- neuroinflammatory cascade; amyloid diagnostics and prognostics; neurodegenerative diseases
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Prof. Dr. Michele Maffia
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Department of Biological and Environmental Science and Technology, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: cell physiology and differentiation; adaptive physiology; neurodegeneration; cancer biology; functional proteomics
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Prof. Dr. J. L. Cadet
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Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch, DHHS/NIH/NIDA Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20810, USA
Interests: psychostimulant addiction and toxicity; molecular neuropsychiatry
Prof. Dr. Adria Arboix
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Unit of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Service of Neurology, Hospital Universitari del Sagrat Cor, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: acute stroke; cerebrovascular diseases; vascular cognitive decline
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Prof. Dr. Peter Vajkoczy
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Department of Neurosurgery, Charité–Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
Interests: angiogenesis; stroke; microglia
Dr. Giovanni Laviola
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Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Center for Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health, Rome, Italy
Interests: ontogeny of behaviour; developmental psychobiology and psychopharmacology; adolescence; early stress; neurodevelopmental disorders; gene-environment interaction; animal models
Prof. Dr. Michelangelo Mancuso
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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Neurological Institute, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy
Interests: mitochondrial diseases; neurogenetics
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Dr. David Gurwitz
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Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel
Interests: treatment resistant depression; bipolar disorder; autism spectrum disorder; Alzheimer's disease; RNA biomarkers
Prof. Dr. Ernest Giralt
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1. Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Baldiri Reixac 10, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
2. Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: peptide chemistry; protein chemistry; molecular recognition; brain delivery; conformational analysis; nuclear magnetic resonance
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Prof. Dr. Massimo Milione
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Division of Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
Interests: gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors; lung neuroendocrine tumors; biliary tract and pancreas neoplasms
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Dr. Sung-Wan Kim
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Department of Psychiatry, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea
Interests: schizophrenia; psychosis; psychopharmacology; fatty acids; cytokine; vitamin D; folic acids; nutrition
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Dr. Matthew G. Frank
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Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA
Interests: stress; aging; neuroinflammation; microglia; glucocorticoids; neuroimmunology; psychiatric disorders; psychoneuroimmunology
Prof. Dr. Trevor Crawford
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Psychology Department, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YF, UK
Interests: dementia; Alzheimer’s disease; schizophrenia; Parkinsons’s disease; saccade; eye-tracking; attention; ageing; inhibitory control
Prof. Dr. Massimo Stefani
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Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Biomedical Sciences and Research Centre on the Molecular Basis of Neurodegeneration, University of Florence, 50134 Florence, Italy
Interests: amyloid; amyloid diseases; plant polyphenols; oleuropein; Alzheimer's disease; molecular determinants
Prof. Dr. Michael Lazarus
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International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
Interests: sleep; motivation; arousal; sleep function; neural circuits; opto-biology/pharmacology
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Dr. Christopher A. Wassif
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Bethesda, MD, USA
Interests: genetics; lysosomal storage diseases; cholesterol metabolism; smith-lemli-opitz syndrome; niemann-tick type C; battens
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Dr. Aurel Popa-Wagner
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Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Romania
Interests: aging; stroke; epilepsy; stem cell therapies; rehabilitation; proteomics; genomics
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Prof. Dr. Veronika Stoka
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Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: aging; neurodegeneration; neurodegenerative diseases; cysteine cathepsins; cystatins
Prof. Dr. Santosh R. D'Mello
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Neugeneron LLC, Dallas, TX, USA
Interests: neurodegeneration; neurodegenerative diseases; neurological diseases; neuroprotection; apoptosis; cell signaling; neurobiology; neurological disorders; cellular neuroscience; phosphorylation
Prof. Dr. Alexey Boyko
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Professor of the Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Medical Genetic of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Director of Institute of Clinical Neurology and Department of Neuroimmunology of the Federal Center of Brain Research and Neurotechnologies, Moscow, Russia
Interests: neurology; multiple sclerosis; neuroimmunology; risk factors; therapy
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Dr. Rolf Heumann
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Biochemistry II, Molecular Neurobiochemistry Group, Faculty for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
Interests: brain regeneration; RasGTPase signalling; neuronal survival; magnetic nanoparticles; iPS cell-derived neural differentiation; synRas mice; leucine-rich repeat kinase 2; intracellular protein delivery; Parkinson’s disease
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Dr. Giuseppina Amadoro
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1. Institute of Translational Pharmacology (IFT)-CNR, Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome, Italy
2. European Brain Research Institute (EBRI), Viale Regina Elena 295, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: tau protein; Alzheimer's disease (AD); amyloid beta; Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP); synapse; non-AD tauopathies; neurodegeneration
Dr. Antonio Armario
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Animal Physiology Unit (Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology), School of Biosciences, Institut de Neurociéncies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: neurobiology of stress; biological markers of stress; hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis; neuroendocrinology/psychoneuroendocrinology; immediate early genes; animal models of psychopathology
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Dr. Janet Kumita
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Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1PD, UK
Interests: amyloid disease; protein homeostasis; protein engineering and design
Prof. Dr. Isidro Ferrer
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1. Departrment of Pathology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2. Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red sobre Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas (CIBERNED), Madrid, Spain
Interests: aging; Alzheimer; Parkinson's disease; dementia with Lewy bodies; tau; alpha-synuclein; frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD); amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; TDP43; prion diseases; vascular diseases; astroglia; oligodendroglia; microglia
Prof. Dr. Maria-Rosario Luquin
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Movement Disorders Unit, Clínica Universidad de Navarra (CUN), 31008 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: study of the molecular mechanisms involved in the degeneration process in PD; the identification of possible biomarkers for PD diagnosis and progression; neuroimaging and biochemical markers
Prof. Dr. Rene Hurlemann
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Head of Dept. of Psychiatry, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 7, 26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
Interests: molecular and clinical aspects of treatment-resistant depression (TRD); anxiety disorders including PTSD; schizophrenia; borderline personality disorder; social neuroscience; Personalized psychiatry (e.g., predictive biotyping, digital phenotyping); neuroimaging (structural and functional MRI); therapeutic neuromodulation (particularly noninvasive brain stimulation such as TMS)
Prof. Dr. Ariel Miller
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Division of Neuroimmunology & Multiple Sclerosis, Center Carmel Medical Center & Technion, Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Interests: basic and translational neuroimmunology; pharmacogenetics in multiple sclerosis; implementation of predictive, preventive, participatory and personalized medicine (P4M) in multiple sclerosis
Dr. Pierre-Olivier Fernagut
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Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives, Université de Bordeauxdisabled, Bordeaux, France
Interests: Parkinson’s disease; multiple system atrophy; alpha-synuclein, L-dopa; dopamine, basal ganglia
Prof. Dr. Paul F. Smith
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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Brain Health Research Centre, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, 9054, New Zealand
Interests: vestibular; auditory; brainstem; cerebellum; hippocampus; neurotransmitters; cannabinoids; biostatistics; data mining
Prof. Dr. Barbara Mroczko
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Department of Neurodegeneration Diagnostics, Department of Biochemical Diagnostics, Medical University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland
Interests: neurodegeneration; neuroinflammation; neurodegenerative diseases; neurodevelopmental disorders; tumor markers; specific proteins
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Prof. Dr. Abdelhamid Benazzouz
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Institut des maladies neurodégénératives, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR5293, Université de Bordeaux, 33076 Bordeaux, France
Interests: basal ganglia; Parkinson's disease; deep brain stimulation; monoaminergic systems; dopamine; noradrenaline; serotonin
Dr. Tangui Maurice
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MMDN, University of Montpellier, EPHE, INSERM, UMR_S1198, Montpellier, France
Interests: sigma-1 receptor; neurodegenerative diseases; neuroprotection; learning and memory; cholinergic systems; amyloid toxicity
Dr. Masahito Yamagata
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Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Interests: neural circuit formation; synapse formation; adhesion molecule; extracellular matrix; connectomics; synthetic biology; genome editing; cell atlas; visual system in birds and mice
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Vitiello
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Dipartimento di Fisica ‘‘E.R.Caianiello’’, Università di Salerno, I-84100 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
Interests: elementary particle physics; condensed matter; quantum field theory; fractals; coherent states; mathematical models of brain; biological systems
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Prof. Dr. Janice Robertson
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Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Interests: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD); C9orf72; TDP-43; SOD1
Prof. Dr. Thomas Knöpfel
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1. Laboratory for Neuronal Circuit Dynamics, Imperial College London, London W12 0NN, UK
2. Centre for Neurotechnology, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Interests: optogenetics; neuronal circuits; optogenetic tools; optogenetic approaches; serotonin
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Prof. Dr. Joachim Lübke
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1. Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine INM-10, Research Centre Jülich GmbH, Leo-Brandt Str., 52425 Jülich, Germany
2. JARA-BRAIN-Translational Medicine, Aachen, Germany
Interests: anatomy and physiology of cortical and hippocampal networks in experimental animals and in humans in health and disease; structure and function of synapses; neurotransmitter receptors and synaptic proteins; neurodegenerative and neurological disorders
Prof. Dr. Julían Benito-Léon
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University Hospital "12 de Octubre", Madrid, Spain
Interests: neurology
Prof. Dr. Umberto Volpe
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Section of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical Neurosciences/DIMSC, School of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60121 Ancona, Italy
Interests: schizophrenia; neuroimaging; eating disorders; burnout and well-being; pathways to mental health care
Prof. Dr. Kazuhide Hayakawa

Neuroprotection Research Laboratory, Departments of Radiology and Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: CNS injury and repair; neurons; glia; inflammatory mediators; circulating progenitors; cell-cell interaction; extracellular mitochondria; stroke; trauma; neurodegeneration
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Prof. Dr. Javier Díaz-Nido
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Departamento de Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: neurodegeneration; neurodegenerative diseases; ataxias; cerebellum; neurotrophic factors; neuroprotection; gene therapy
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Prof. Dr. Illana Gozes
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Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramal Aviv, Israel
Interests: ADNP; tau; microtubule end binding proteins; VIP; PACAP
Prof. Dr. Menahem Segal
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Department of Neurobiology, The Weizmann Institute, Herzl St 234, 7610001 Rehovot, Israel
Interests: electrophysiology; cultured neurons; memory; neuromodulation
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Prof. Dr. Chan Young Shin

Departments of Pharmacology and Advanced Translational Medicine, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul 05029, Korea
Interests: autism spectrum disorder; ADHD; astrocyte; neuroinflammation; neuronal differentiation; neural development; neural stem cell; brain organoid
Prof. Dr. Manuel B. Graeber
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Faculty of Medicine and Health, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
Interests: glia; glioma; neuropathology
Prof. Dr. Yohei Okada
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Department of Neurology, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, 1-1 Yazakokarimata, Nagakute, Aichi 480-1195, Japan
Interests: embryonic stem cells; induced pluripotent stem cells; neural stem cells; neural development; disease specific iPSCs; neurodegenerative diseases; motor neuron diseases
Prof. Dr. Eszter Farkas
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Department of Medical Physics and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Korányi fasor 9, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary
Interests: brain aging; cerebral blood flow; cerebral ischemia; neurovascular coupling; spreading depolarization
Dr. Arturo Hernandez
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1. Center for Molecular Medicine, MaineHealth Research Institute, MaineHealth, Scarborough, ME 04074, USA
2. Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
3. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
Interests: thyroid hormone; endocrinology; neuroscience; epigenetics; development; energy balance
Prof. Dr. Naoyuki Taniguchi
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Department of Glyco-Oncology and Medical Biochemistry, Osaka International Cancer Institute, 3-1-69 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-8567, Japan
Interests: glycobiology and disease implication; glycosyltransferases involved in N-linked glycans; reactive oxygen species; glutathione metabolism
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Prof. Dr. Metin Akay
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Interests: neural engineering; technologies for brain; neural rehabilitation; point-of-care diagnostics; healthcare innovations and entrepreneurship
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Prof. Dr. Steven R. Laviolette
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Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5C1, Canada
Interests: drug addiction; schizophrenia; neurodevelopment; anxiety and mood disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; psychopharmacology
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Dr. Bruno Imbimbo
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Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., Parma, Italy
Interests: Alzheimer's disease; beta-amyloid; gamma-secretase inhibitors; gamma-secretase modulators; beta-secretase inhibitors; cholinesterase inhibitors; microglia; NSAIDs
Prof. Dr. Ali Gorji
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Department of Neurology, University of Münster, 48149 Münster, Germany
Interests: neuroinflammation; epilepsy; spreading depression; stem cells; neuroprotection; brain cancer; biomaterials; brain injury
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Prof. Dr. Christina Piperi
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Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece
Interests: neuroinflammation; neuro-oncology; neurodegeneration; epigenetics; histone modifications; signal transduction
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Prof. Dr. Daniela Jezova
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Institute of Experimental Endocrinology of the Biomedical Research Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: stress research; psychosocial stress models in humans; risk factors of psychiatric disorders; animal models of depression and anxiety; patients with major depressive disorder; brain to peripheral tissues relationships; neuroendocrinology; psychopharmacology; physiology; neurodevelopment
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Dr. Adelaide Fernandes
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Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: cell-to-cell interplay; demyelination; glia reactivity; neurodegeneration; neuroinflammation; neuroimmunology; oligodendrogenesis; in vitro-ex vivo-in vivo models
Dr. Ramon Trullas
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1. Neurobiology Unit, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona (CSIC), 08036 Barcelona, Spain
2. Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red sobre Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas (CIBERNED), 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: mitochondrial DNA; neurodegeneration; mitochondrial dynamics; synaptopathies; mito-nuclear communication
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Prof. Dr. Horst Werner Korf
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Institute of Anatomy I, Medical Faculty, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Interests: circadian rhythms; pineal organ; hypophysial pars tuberalis; neuropathology of neurodegenerative disorders
Prof. Dr. Silvia C. Finnemann
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Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Cancer, Genetic Diseases, and Gene Regulation, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
Interests: retinal pigment epithelium; retina; retinal degeneration; phagocytosis; integrins; signaling; cytoskeleton; aging
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Prof. Dr. Istvan Merchenthaler
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Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland, 10 South Pine Street Mstf 977, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Interests: estrogen; androgen and progesterone receptors; meno-and andropause; neurodegenerative diseases; aging
Dr. Alberto Fernandez-Teruel
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Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: behavioral neuroscience; neurogenetics; behavior genetics; molecular neuroscience; anxiety; fear; schizophrenia; impulsivity; drug addiction; brain aging
Prof. Dr. Micaela Morelli
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Interests: neurodegeneration; Parkinson’s disease; amphetamine-like drugs; adenosine A2A receptors
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Dr. Chiara Fenoglio
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Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Interests: neuroscience; extracellular vesicles; epigenetics; non coding RNA; Alzheimer's disease; dementia; Multiple Sclerosis
Prof. Dr. Katherine E. Conant
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Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Interests: MMP; PNN; adhesion molecules; major depressive disorder
Prof. Dr. Anuska V. Andjelkovic
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1. Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
2. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Interests: blood brain barrier; stroke; neuroinflammation; vascular malformation; aging; neurodegeneration; cell junctions; epigenetics
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Dr. S. Hossein Fatemi
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University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Interests: FMRP; Reelin; autism; schizophrenia; mood disorders; proteomics; GABA receptors
Dr. Anna Atlante
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National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Biomembranes, Bioenergetics and Molecular Biotechnologies (IBIOM), Bari, Italy
Interests: mitochondrial bioenergetics; oxidative stress; metabolism regulation and disorders; Alzheimer disease
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Prof. Dr. Michael K. Lee
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Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: Alzheimer's disease; Parkinson's disease; synuclein; neurodegeneration; endoplasmic reticulum stress; autophagy
Dr. Daesoo Kim
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Dept. of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 34141, Korea
Interests: mouse genetics and behavior; neural circuit; optogenetics; movement disorder; hunting and foraging
Prof. Dr. Luca Steardo

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology “Vittorio Erspamer”, SAPIENZA University of Rome—P.le A. Moro, 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: neuroglia; Alzheimer's disease; β amyloid administration
Prof. Dr. Damjan Glavač
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Department of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: molecular medicine; novel diagnostic approaches; genetic diseases; cancer; next generation sequencing; mutation detection; non-coding RNAs as biomarkers
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Prof. Dr. José L. Lanciego
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Neuroscience Program, Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Interests: Parkinson's disease; gene therapy; alpha-synuclein; glucocerebrosidase; basal ganglia; nonhuman primates; neurodegeneration; stereotaxic surgery; brain circuits; tract-tracing
Dr. Fabio Cavaliere
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Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Leioa, Spain
Interests: adult cell regeneration (neurogenesis and gliogenesis); neuron/astrocytes interaction; astrocyte biology; iPSc-derived neural cells; Parkinson disease; brain ischemia
Prof. Dr. Jaewon Ko
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Daegu, Korea
Interests: synapse formation; synaptic transmission; synaptic plasticity; synaptic adhesion; neuropsychiatric diseases; synaptic cleft; hippocampus; ligand-receptor; transmembrane proteins
Dr. George E. Barreto
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1. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick V94 T9PX, Ireland
2. Health Research Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick V94 T9PX, Ireland
Interests: mitochondria; hormones; menopause; neurodegenerative diseases; neuroendocrinology; neuroimmunology; neuroinflammation; lipid metabolism; SERMs; STEARs; sex differences; sexual dimorphism; brain
Prof. Dr. Olivier Baud

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Robert Debré Children’s Hospital, University Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris-Cité, 75019 Paris, France
PROTECT, Inserm 1141, Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75019 Paris, France
PremUP Foundation, 75014 Paris, France
Interests: perinatal brain damage; neonatal brain damage
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Prof. Dr. Pavla Jendelova
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Institute of Experimental Medicine, Czech Academy of Sciences, Vídeňská 1083, Prague 142 20, Czech Republic
Interests: spinal cord injury; neuroregeneration; axonal growth; cell therapy; inhibitory molecules; astrogliosis; neuroinflammation; biomaterials
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Dr. John B. Kwok
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Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; glia; biomarkers; genomics; epigenomics; cellular models
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Prof. Dr. Susanne Schneider
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Dept. of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Klinikum Großhadern, Neurologische Klinik, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
Interests: movement disorders including rare diseases; Parkinsonism; dystonias; chorea; lysosmal storage disease (incl. Niemann Pick type C disease); paroxysmal movement disorders; genetic movement disorders; clinically applied genetics; genetic risk factors for PD
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Balcar
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Bosch Institute and Discipline of Anatomy and Histology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: neurotransmitters in brain; molecular aspects of neurodegenerative diseases
Prof. Dr. Yong-Ku Kim
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Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Korea University, Ansan Hospital, 123, Jeokgeum-ro, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, Seoul 15355, Korea
Interests: psychiatry; depression; mood disorders; stress; psychosis; schizophrenia; bipolar disorder
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Prof. Dr. Nicola B. Mercuri
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IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; autoimmune diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system; neuroprotective drugs
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Dr. Antonio L. Teixeira
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry; Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; neuroimmunology; immunopsychiatry; biomarkers
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Prof. Dr. Ronald L. Davis

Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research – Florida, Jupiter, FL, USA
Interests: molecular and cellular biology of learning, memory, and forgetting; neuronal mitochondrial dynamics and function; neurodegenerative diseases; neuropsychiatric diseases
Prof. Dr. Elek Molnár
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School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TD, UK
Interests: molecular and cellular basis of learning and memory; synaptic plasticity; long-term depression/potentiation (LTD/LTP); development; synapses; receptor function and localisation; signalling; postsynaptic density; GABA; glutamate receptors; NMDA; AMPA; kainate; myelination; oligodendrocytes; white matter damage; epilepsy; neuropharmacology; immunocytochemistry; membrane biochemistry; microscopy
Dr. Dax A. Hoffman
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA
Interests: dendrites; intrinsic excitability; learning and memory; synaptic plasticity; hippocampus; ion channels; voltage-gated potassium channels; neuronal development; Autism
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Dr. Enrico Rizzarelli
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Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: Alzheimer's disease; coordination chemistry; neurodegeneration; neuroprotection; aging; biochemistry; chemical biology; inorganic chemistry; neurodegenerative diseases; peptides
Prof. Dr. Ana Martínez
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Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas (CIB-CSIC), Ramiro de Maetzu 9, Madrid, Spain
Interests: drug design; medicinal chemistry; neurodegenerative diseases; pharmacology
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Prof. Dr. Changjong Moon
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College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61186, Korea
Interests: behavioral neuroscience; cognitive function; emotional regulation; prefrontal cortex; hippocampus; molecular neurobiology
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Prof. Dr. Akiyoshi Saitoh
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Laboratory of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Chiba 278-8510, Japan
Interests: neuropharmacology; neuropsychopharmacology; opioid; anxiety; depression; reward; fear; antidepressant; anxiolytics; animal model
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Dr. Anatoly Starkov
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Weill Cornell Medicine Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, New York, NY, USA
Interests: mitochondria; reactive oxygen species
Dr. Sabine M. Hölter
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Helmholtz Center Munich German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany
Interests: environmental & genetic effects on brain & behavior; neuropsychiatric disorders; schizophrenia; Parkinson's disease; neurodevelopment; parvalbuminergic neurons; adult neurogenesis; neurodegeneration; glial cells; neuroinflammation; reproducibility of preclinical data
Prof. Dr. Marcello D’Amelio
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Medical School Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy
Interests: Alzheimer Disease; Parkinson Disease; synaptic plasticity; autophagy; animal models; apoptosis; dopamine; neurodegeneration; amyloid; alpha-synuclein
Prof. Dr. Michele Papa
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Department of Mental Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Napoli, Italy
Interests: neuroinflammation; astrocytes; synaptic plasticity; nerve growth factor; vagus nerve stimulation
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Prof. Dr. Kamil Kuca
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1. Center for Basic and Applied Research, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, 50003 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
2. Biomedical Research Center, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, 50005 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: drug design and development; antidotes for pesticide and nerve agent intoxications; Alzheimer’s disease; detergents as disinfectants, decontamination means; toxins; nanotechnology; project management; scientific management; technology transfer; health economics and pharmacoeconomics
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Prof. Dr. Harish C. Pant
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, TX, USA
Interests: phosphorylation; kinase; Cdk5; neuronal cell cycle like kinase; multifunctional; regulation; nervous system development; function; survival and death
Prof. Dr. Serge Rivest
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Centre Hospitalier de l'Université Laval (CHUL), Quebec, QC, Canada
Interests: innate immunity; monocytes; microglia; Alzheimer’s disease; multiple sclerosis; mouse models of brain diseases; neuroinflammation
Prof. Dr. Claudio Grassi
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Department of Neuroscience, Medical School, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
Interests: molecular and cellular neuroscience; synaptic transmission and plasticity; neuronal excitability; neural stem cells and adult neurogenesis
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Prof. Dr. Angelo Poletti
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Dipartimento di Scienze Farmacologiche e Biomolecolari (DiSFeB), Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Interests: motor neuron diseases; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy; proteasome; autophagy; chaperones; protein quality control system; protein misfolding; protein aggregation; neurodegenerative diseases; androgen receptor
Dr. Paola Bonsi
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Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Rome, Italy
Interests: neurophysiology; movement disorders; dystonia; autism spectrum disorders; synaptic plasticity; striatum; acetylcholine; dopamine; animal models
Prof. Dr. Moussa Youdim

1. Technion-Faculty of Medicine, Efron St POBox 9697, Haifa 31096, Israel
2. Youdim Pharmaceutical Ltd., 1 Ha-Tsmikha, St. Stern Building, POBOX 620 Yokneam 2069207, Israel
Interests: drug designs for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases; depressive illness; biomarkers for Parkinson's disease
Dr. Miriam Melis
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cagliari, 09042 Monserrato, Italy
Interests: dopamine; endocannabinoid; neuropsychopharmacology; neuropsychiatric disorders; synaptic plasticity; vulnerability
Prof. Dr. Gal Richter-Levin

Department of Psychology, Sagol Department of Neurobiology, The Integrated Brain And Behavior Research Center (IBBRC), University of Haifa, Haifa 3498838, Israel
Interests: behavioral neuroscience; neurobiology of stress and trauma-related psychopathologies; stress; PTSD; mood disorders; animal models of psychopathologies
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Prof. Dr. Murray Cairns
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School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Interests: systems biology; psychiatric genetics; schizophrenia; epigenomics; gene silencing; non-coding RNA; precision medicine
Dr. Mami Noda
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Laboratory of Pathophysiology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi Higashi-ku, FUkuoka 812-8582, Japan
Interests: microglia; neuron-glia interaction; glioendocrine system; neurodegenerative disorders; oxidative stress; molecular hydrogen
Prof. Dr. Michele Mazzanti
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Dipartimento di Bioscienze, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: glioblastoma; neurodegeneration; chloride channels; oxidative stress; membrane ionic permeability; cancer stem cells; patch-clamp; electrophysiology
Prof. Dr. José Luis Zugaza
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Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Barrio de Sarriena s/n 48940 Leioa, Spain
Interests: small GTPases; glycogen metabolism; PTMs; neurodegeneration and signaling pathways
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Prof. Dr. Stefan Boehm

Division of Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology, Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Interests: voltage-gated ion channels; ligand-gated ion channels; nucleotide receptors; epilepsy; neuropharmacology
Prof. Dr. Maria Giuliana Vannucchi
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Histology and Embryology Research Unit, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy
Interests: morphology; neurochemistry; enteric nervous system; gut development; brain ischemia; brain aging; nitric oxide
Prof. Dr. Lucio Cocco
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Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: signal transduction; phospholipase C; inositol lipids; hematological malignancies; central nervous system and signaling
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Prof. Dr. Hubert Hondermarck
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School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy & Hunter Medical Research Institute, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
Interests: cancer neurobiology and proteomics; neurotrophic growth factors; nerve-cancer cell crosstalk
Prof. Dr. Cordian Beyer
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Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Institute of Neuroanatomy, Aachen, Germany
Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; CNS; neuroinflammatory processes
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Prof. Dr. Koichi Furukawa
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Chubu University College of Life and Health Sciences, Kasugai, Japan
Interests: glycosphingolipids; neuronal cell; glioma cell; cancer; glycosylation; gangliosides; inflammation; neurodegeneration
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Prof. Dr. Sandro Sonnino
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Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, Università degli Studi di Milano, LITA Segrate, Milano, Italy
Interests: gangliosides; Parkinson’s disease; mebrane organization; complex lipids; sphingosine; ceramide
Prof. Dr. Dianne Langford
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Department of Neuroscience, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Interests: HIV infection; substance abuse; traumatic brain injury; insult-driven changes in the brain
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Prof. Dr. Graziano Pinna
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Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Interests: psychiatric disorders; animal models; neurosteroids; PTSD; depression; drug discovery
Prof. Dr. Kenjiro Ono
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Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Showa University School of Medicine, 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8666, Japan
Interests: neurology; dementia; Alzheimer’s disease; Lewy body diseases; amyloid, oligomer; protein aggregation
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Prof. Dr. Rafael Franco
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1. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2. Network Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CiberNed), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Interests: Alzheimer; pharmacology; neuroscience; membrane receptors and intercellular communication
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Prof. Dr. László Vécsei
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1. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Center, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
2. MTA-SZTE Neuroscience Research Group, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Interests: neurology; headache; multiple sclerosis; Parkinson's disease; kynurenines; neurotransmission
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Dr. Giuseppe Salemi
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Neurology and Neurophysiopathology Unit, Department of Biomedicine, Neuroscience and Advanced Diagnostics, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: autoimmune neurological disorders; multiple sclerosis; cerebrovascular disease; Parkinson; migraine
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Prof. Dr. Yukihiro Ohno
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Department of Pharmacology Faculty of Pharmacy, Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 4-20-1 Nasahara, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1094, Japan
Interests: astrocytes; neuron–glia interaction; synaptic release; monoamine neurons; Parkinson’s disease; epilepsy; schizophrenia; mood disorders
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Prof. Dr. Schuichi Koizumi
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Department of Neuropharmacology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, 1110 Shimokato, Chuo, Yamanashi 409-3898, Japan
Interests: astrocytes; microglia; neuron–glia interaction; P2 receptors; ischemia; synaptogenesis
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Prof. Dr. Botond Penke
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Department of Medical Chemistry, University of Szeged, H-6720 Szeged, Dóm Square 8, Hungary
Interests: the pathomechanims of neurodegenerative diseases; Alzheimer’s disease (AD); Parkinson’s disease (PD); formation of neurotoxic β-amyloid (Aβ); intracellular Aβ; interaction with subcellular organelles; heat shock proteins (HSPs) in proteostasis; Sigma-1 receptor in neuroprotection; therapeutic strategies in AD treatment
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Prof. Dr. Giacinto Bagetta
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Department of Pharmacy, Health Science and Nutrition, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: pharmacology; neurotherapeutics; brain ischemia; glaucoma; pain; herbal medicines
Prof. Dr. Per Svenningsson
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Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: Parkinson’s disease; movement disorders; neuropharmacology; basal ganglia; GPCR; synuclein; tau; dopamine; serotonin
Prof. Dr. Mart Saarma
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Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE, Univesrity of Helsinki, Viikinkaari 5D, 00790 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: neurotrophic factors; growth factor signaling; cell death; neurodegeneration; animal models; Parkinson’s disease
Prof. Dr. Clive R. Bramham
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Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Interests: cellular and molecular neuroscience; synaptic plasticity; memory; gene expression; protein synthesis; non-coding RNA
Prof. Dr. Cynthia L. Jordan
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Neuroscience Program, 108 Giltner Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1115, USA
Interests: neuromuscular disease; sex differences; neurotrophic factors; gonadal hormones; motoneurons; skeletal muscle; affective disorders
Dr. Jordi Pérez-Tur
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Institut de Biomedicina de València-CSIC and CIBERNED, Valencia, Spain
Interests: LRRK2 gene; Parkinson; PARK8-linked Parkinson's disease
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Prof. Dr. Volkmar Lessmann
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Institute of Physiology, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Interests: synaptic plasticity; spike timing-dependent plasticity, STDP; hippocampus; cortex; amygdala; BDNF; neurotrophins; peptide secretion; learning and memory; Alzheimer's disease; neuromodulation; dopamine; electrophysiology; fluorescence microscopy
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Köster
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Zoological Institute, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: zebrafish; cerebellum; neuronal migration; bioimaging; optogenetics; neurodegeneration; spinocerebellar ataxia; regeneration
Prof. Dr. Christiane Charriaut-Marlangue
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Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche (INSERM), Universite Paris 7- Denis Diderot, Paris, France
Interests: cerebral ischemia; neonates; cell death; inflammation; microglia; hemodynamic responses; ultrasound imaging; nitric oxide; prostaglandins
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Prof. Dr. Mercè Pallas Lliberia
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Pharmacology and Toxicology Section and Institute of Neuroscience, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, Av. Joan XXIII, 27-31, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: ageing; neurodegeneration; Alzheimer's disease; neuropharmacology; oxidative stress; mitochondria; proteostasis; epigenetics
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Prof. Dr. Gustavo C. Roman
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Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: neurology; neuroepidemiology; Alzheimer disease; vascular dementia; sleep disorders; normal-pressure hydrocephalus; tropical neurology
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Prof. Dr. Mehrdad Shamloo
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Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1050 Arastradero Road, Building A, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1334, USA
Interests: neurological disorders; Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease; stroke; autism
Dr. Anna Pittaluga
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Center of Excellence for Biomedical Research, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Interests: transmitter release and its Auto and heteroregulation through presynaptic receptors; glutamate ionotropic and metabotropic receptors; receptor-receptor interaction and functional cross talk; neuroinflammation
Prof. Dr. Ramón Cacabelos
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Euroespes Biomedical Research Center, International Center of Neuroscience and Genomic Medicine, 15165 Corunna, Spain
Interests: pharmacogenomics; pharmacoepigenetics; genomics of brain disorders; neuroepigenetics; CNS drug development; neurodegenerative disorders; Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Pola
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Department of Medicine, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
Interests: neurovascular diseases; cerebrovascular diseases; cardiovascular diseases; brain AVMs; angiogenesis; vascular inflammation; thrombosis
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Prof. Dr. D. Samba Reddy
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Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Bryan, TX, USA
Interests: GABA; IPSC; tonic currents; benzodiazepines, neurosteroids, epilepsy; sleep; brain injury; organophosphates; sex differences
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Dr. Sigrun Lange
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Tissue Architecture and Regeneration Research Group, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK
Interests: comparative immunology; post-translational modifications; cancers; peptidylarginine deiminases; extracellular vesicles; complement system; tissue remodelling; tissue regeneration; stem cells; innate immunity; host-pathogen interactions; comparative animal models; zoonosis
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