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Neurodegenerative Disease Retreat

The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research will hold its 4th Annual Retreat on November 4 at the BRB II/III Auditorium. The retreat, organized by Dr. Virginia M.-Y. Lee, and Dr. John Q. Trojanowski, co-founders of Penn's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, is open to students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers, clinicians and technical staff at Penn and throughout the neuroscience research community.

This year's topic will be Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Diseases with talks by Charles Glabe, University of California--Irvine; Jeffery Kelly, The Scripps Research Institute; Paul Axelsen, Penn; Cecile Pickart, Johns Hopkins University; Philip Thomas, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Richard Morimoto, Northwestern University; and Edward Lee, Penn.

The day-long retreat will also feature a poster session. The retreat is supported by the Penn Alzheimer's Disease Center (NIH/NIA), a Training Program in Age-Related Diseases (NIH/NIA), and Janssen Pharmaceutica. A full program and registration forms are available by calling (215) 662-4708 or (215) 662-4474.

The retreat will conclude with an award of $250 presented to the student or postdoctoral fellow with the "best poster".

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 8, October14, 2003

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