Lund University has launched a new series of Zoom-based seminars.
In the weekly “Drivers Seat Talks” the people that have driven a study will present their work in a zoom-based online Journal Club format. The idea is a 20-30 minute presentation going through a recently published article followed by a personal account of the main achievements and struggles conducting the experiments that have lead to the publication. The presentation will include the main figures of the selected paper and conclude with a slide on the major roadblocks that were encountered.
Topics will be very varied, including neuroscience, from disease modelling, stem cells, gene therapy, to technological advances and everything in between.
We are happy to announce that the 2022 NECTAR meeting will take place on 24-26th Octoberin Athens, Greece, at the Cotsen Hall, which belongs to the American School of Classical Studies: http://www.cotsenhall.gr/
Details of the preliminary program will shortly follow.
We are already looking forward to seeing you there!
The American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR) will be holding the 2022 meeting in the beautiful location of Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA on April 28 – May 1. You can sign up to the meeting here: https://www.asntr.org/home.html. Abstract deadline: 31st of January 2022; Travel award application deadline: 21st of January 2022.
Based on a unanimous board decision, we are pleased to announce that we can now welcome the new president of NECTAR: Dr. Romina Aron Badin! Romina is the associate director of the Molecular Imaging Research Center (MIRCen) at the CEA center in Paris, and is an expert in in vivo preclinical imaging of animal models, including work on several Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease transplantation studies in rodents and primates. Romina has been an active member of the NECTAR board for several years and was the main organiser of the NECTAR meeting in Paris, 2018. We are very grateful and delighted that Romina has accepted to take on the task as President for NECTAR. As outgoing President, Agnete Kirkeby sends a heartfelt “Thank you!” to the board, the meeting organisers and all the members of the network for making the past 2 years of NECTAR a joyful and highly scientifically inspiring experience.
We are delighted to let you know that the European Journal of Neuroscience, NECTAR and the Cure Parkinson’s Trust Special Issue dedicated to Tom Isaacs will be published online on 8th of February and published in print on the 20th of February. The final list of articles is here:
At the most recent NECTAR Board Meeting at the NECTAR2018 meeting in Paris, NECTAR welcomed its new President Dr Agnete Kirkeby from Copenhagen University. We also welcomed three new NECTAR Board members, Dr Romina Aron-Badin from CEA Paris, Dr Stefano Pluchino from the University of Cambridge and Dr Rebecca Matsas from Hellenic Pasteur Institute. Welcome everyone and wishing you the very best in your new role Agnete!
We are delighted to let you know that several articles for the European Journal of Neuroscience, NECTAR and the Cure Parkinson’s Trust Special Issue dedicated to Tom Isaacs have now been published (online ahead of print) and many more are in various stages of review. Those published include:
The Campaign for Alzheimer’s Research in Europe (CARE) has offered to sponsor travel bursaries for UK or Irish students or postdocs to attend the 2018 NECTAR meeting, to be held 6-7 December 2018 in Paris.
Applications will be competitive and are open to PhD students and post-docs (but not salaried faculty) from any NECTAR member laboratories within the UK and Ireland, and will be for a max of £350 (UK) or €400 (Ireland) each. The applicant must submit an abstract for a data-blitz or invited oral presentation at the meeting. The subject may be in any area of neurorestoration or transplantation for neurodegenerative disease, although applications that focus on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are particularly welcomed.