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BioTuesday: ‘Spotlight on Neurodegenerative Diseases’

17:30 - 21:30

Location:
The Cambridge Building, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge CB22 3AT
Date:
20 March 2018
 

Neurodegenerative diseases are incurable conditions in which nerve cells gradually degenerate, or die, for reasons that are not yet understood. Neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Motor Neurone disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Multiple Sclerosis, many of which give rise to dementia.

Around 850,000 people in the UK have dementia with the number of people affected projected to reach 2 million by 2051. There is currently no cure for any of the neurodegenerative conditions that give rise to dementia, which represents one of the toughest medical and economic challenges facing our society today.

During the event, a line-up of expert speakers will provide a comprehensive and fascinating update on the latest research results and treatments available for neurodegenerative disease, including dementia, along with a review of government funding, a private investment industry update, and news from one of five  of the UK’s ‘Dementia Research Institutes’ Centre’s of Excellence.

We will also hear case studies from four of the most innovative companies in the UK who are working in the neurodegenerative space.

Programme

17:30 - Registration and networking


18:00 - Welcome and introductions
Dr John Harris, CEO of OBN (UK)
Tony Jones, CEO of One Nucleus


18.10 -update on the Babraham ‘Healthy Ageing’ themed research
Speaker tbc, Babraham Institute


18.25 -  Practical Lifestyle for Healthy Ageing and Reduced Neurodegeneration
Dr David Brown

            

18.40 - Tetsuyuki Maruyama, Chief Scientific Officer, Dementia Discovery Fund, 


19.00 Dr Joanna Wolak, Principal Research Scientist at Eli Lilly 



Company Showcase Presentations



19.20 –  Jenny Barnett, Chief Scientific Officer, Neuroscience Digital Health, Cambridge Cognition


19.30Su Metcalf, Founder and CSO, LIFNano Therapeutics


19.40 –  Final Company Showcase Presentation - tbc


19:50 - Panel discussion and Q&A 


20.20 - Networking over drinks and nibbles


21:30 - Evening close



Tickets - Register for your ticket here

OBN & One Nucleus Members - first ticket complimentary, additional ticket £25+VAT
Non Members - £50+VAT
Title: BioTuesday: ‘Spotlight on Neurodegenerative Diseases’
Start: 2018-03-20 17:30:00Z
End: 2018-03-20 21:30:00Z