MaRMN and the Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Domain Neuro-regeneration Symposium

Friday 12 May 2017 - 12.30-15.30

mental-health

Venue: 1.006 AV Hill Building

The MaRM Network and the Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Domain will be holding a joint Neuro-regeneration Symposium, focusing on regeneration of the central, peripheral and sensory nervous systems, with respect to both basic research and its clinical application.

The symposium will be compromised of four presentations focusing on the use of human neural stem cells to treat late stage ischaemic stroke, repair of vision via gene therapy, the use of novel biomaterials to enhance peripheral nerve regeneration and novel biomarker discovery for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

We have assembled an exciting programme which includes: Professor Keith Muir, from the University of Glasgow, who is executing a clinical trial human neural stem cell to treat late stage ischaemic stroke; Professor Giorgio Terenghi, from the University of Manchester, speaking on the use of a bioengineered nerve graft for peripheral nerve regeneration; Professor Rob Lucas, also from the University of Manchester, who is working towards restoring vision in retinal degeneration using ectopic expression of human rod opsin; and Dr Monty Silverdale, from Salford Royal Foundation Trust whose research focus is on enabling neuro-regeneration thorough early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, by the use of novel biomarkers.

The goal of this symposium is to draw together the neuron-regeneration community in Manchester; strengthening it and enhancing the network of neuro-regeneration researchers.  Therefore we would like to invite both academic and as well as clinical researchers, in addition to PDRA’s and junior doctors interested in neuro-regeneration.

To see the programme and register your attendance click here


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