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Science Seminars

The Parkinson's Institute presents scientific seminars during the lunch hour (beginning at 12:00 noon). 
Please check back frequently to see if seminars of interest to you have be added.

These seminars are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at the Instutute, 675 Almanor Ave., Sunnyvale. In general the topics are technical in nature and benefit our physicians, scientists, and researchers in their work. 

Many of the seminar presenters are from institutions from around the world.  This is an excellent chance for you to be part of the best science in the PD scientific community.

THE PARKINSON’S INSTITUTE SCIENCE SEMINARS 2011


October  

Tuesday
11th (12:30)

Dr. Jaimie Henderson - Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Stanford University - Special Seminar - Updates and Advancements of Treating Movement Disorders

Thursday 
20th (12:00)
 

 Dr. John Commissiong - Chief Scientific Officer, Amarantus BioSciences. MANF (mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor) and its potential for PD treatment.

Monday 31st (12:00) 

 Dr. Julie Andersen, Professor Buck Institute for Age Research - Stem cells: a potential tool for the devlopment of novel therapeutics for Parkinson's disease.

June  

Thursday
23rd (12:30)

Dr. Marta San Luciano - Assistant Professor, Neurology, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center  - Special Seminar - Dr. San Luciano will discuss her clinical research in LRRK2

May   

Tuesday 3rd (12:30)

Professor Thomas Jovin - Laboratory of Cellular Dynamics, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry  - Novel high-resolution imaging techniques to study alpha-synuclein aggregation and its implication for drug screening

Tuesday 10th  

Yanping Li, PhD - Assitant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine - From molecule to animal: LRRK2 in Parkinson's disease 

February  

Tuesday 22nd 

Vivek K. Unni, MD, PhD - Instructor, Harvard Medical School - Assistant in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital  - Alpha-synuclein degradation and aggregation in Parkinson's Disease: A cranial window approach for combined in vivo multiphoton imaging and pharmacology

January  

Monday
10th

Allan Chris M. Ferreon, PhD., Sernior Research Associate, Department of Molecular Biology, Scripps Research Institute.  Alpha-Synuclein Multistate Folding and Misfolding

Thursday
13th

Jan Gerd Maximilian Dieschke, PhD. Research Group Leader, Age-related Protein Misfolding Group at the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine.
Remodeling amyloid formation pathways

Tuesday
18th
Omar M. A. El-Agnaf, PhD - Professor in Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University. - Exploiting the Parkinson's Disease Protein, Alpha-Synuclein, for Diagnosis and Therapeutic Drugs Design.  
Monday
24th
Chun Zhou, MD, PhD. Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York - Mitiochondrial Dynamics and Parkinson's Disease.  
  

For a list of past seminars, please click for 2010 seminars and 2009 seminars.

If you would like to learn more about the seminar series, please contact us.

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