Welcome to the 31st Annual Meeting of NECTAR
and 16th INTR

– an event which brings together scientists, clinicians, patient advocates and industry partners from across Europe and the international community to share the latest research in repairing the damage to the central nervous system as a result of degenerative diseases.

NECTAR 2021 will be hosted by Dr Tilo Kunath, Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh.
Organizing Committee: Tilo Kunath, Jeff Kordower, Emma Lane, Michael Lane, Simon Stott, Viviane Tabar, Lachlan Thompson, Rebecca Matsas

When: November 8 – 10, 2021
Where: Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, EH2 1JQ
Scientific draft programme: 2021 NECTAR-INTR Program
This will be a “hybrid” conference.

To register your interest, please sign-up via:
This is not a formal registration link, we would however at this point be most obliged for information regarding intended participation.

Confirmed speakers:
Akitsu Hotta, CiRA, Kyoto University
Alasdair Coles, University of Cambridge
Andras Nagy, University of Toronto
Asuka Morizane, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital
Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Ulm University
Brendon Boot, BlueRock Therapeutics
Catherina Becker, University of Edinburgh
Claire Durrant, University of Edinburgh
Clare Parish, University of Melbourne
Craig van Horne, University of Kentucky
Daisuke Doi, CiRA, University of Kyoto
David Rowitch, University of Cambridge
Emma Lane, University of Cardiff
Ernest Arenas, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Hideyuki Okano, Keio University, Tokyo
Jeff Kordower, Arizona State University
José Obeso, CINAC, Madrid
Jun Takahashi, CiRA, University of Kyoto
Krystof Bankiewicz, Ohio State University
Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York
Lyandysha Zholudeva, Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco
Malin Parmar, Lund University
Mart Saarma, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
Mati Karelson, University of Tartu, Estonia
Nisha Iyer, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Roger Barker, University of Cambridge
Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute, New York
Sarah Jaekel, Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research, LMU Hospital, Münich
Stuart Cobb, University of Edinburgh
Su-Chun Zhang, University of Wisconsin
Victoria Moreno-Manzano, Centro de Investigación Principe Felipe, Valencia
Viviane Tabar, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York

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We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Edinburgh!

Photo by Jörg Angeli on Unsplash

Photo by Jörg Angeli on Unsplash