NO MND meeting 2014 - Centro Dino Ferrari
Transcript NO MND meeting 2014 - Centro Dino Ferrari
Transferring NOn autonomous cell degeneration and animal
models between EU and USA for development of effective
therapies for Motor Neuron Diseases (MND)
9:15am-2pm, November 13th, 2014
An event sponsored by
the Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease
Contact Diane Re for RSVP
Deadline Nov 10th 12pm
Welcome Notes by Dr. Serge Przedborki Co-Director of the Motor Neuron Center (MNC) and
Inaugural Director of the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative (CTNI).
Presentation of the “International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) - Marie Curie Actions
NO-MND ” by Dr. Diane Re, US Coordinator of the exchanges, Columbia University.
“Motor neuron vulnerability in ALS and SMA: the utility of induced pluripotent stem cells
and in vivo models” by Dr. Stefania Corti, Milan University, PI of NO-MND and Program
“Delineating a requirement for SMN in muscle” by Michelle Faleiro, Dr. Umrao Monani
Laboratory, MNC, Columbia University.
“CRISPR and CLIP: A synergy of experimental approaches for studying posttranscriptional
regulation in neuronal development and disease“ by Martin Jacko, Drs. Hynek Wichterle
and Chaolin Zhang Laboratories, MNC, Columbia University.
“Different approaches to generating human astrocytes as in vitro motor neuron disease
models” by Monica Bucchia, Drs. Serge Przedborski and Stefania Corti Laboratories, Columbia
and Milan Universities.
“Discernment of motor neuron disease with Drosophila” by Dr. Brian McCabe, MNC, Columbia
“Dysfunction of muscle mitochondrial biogenesis in Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients” by
Dr. Giacomo Comi, University of Milan.
“Astrocyte mediated toxicity leads to motor neuron death in Spinal Muscular Atrophy’ by
Dr. Dimitra Papadimitriou, Co-Investigator of NO-MND, Dr. Serge Przedborski Laboratory,
Columbia University, and Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens, Greece.
“TBA” by Dr. Christian Simon, Dr. George Mentis Laboratory, MNC, Columbia University.
“TBA” by Sarah Tisdale, Dr. Livio Pellizzoni Laboratory, MNC, Columbia University.
“TBA” by Dr. Sarah Ebstein , Dr. Neil Schneider Laboratory, MNC, Columbia University.
Conclusive Remarks and Closing Lunch