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Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases

Apr 30, 20237:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Salle SV 2805

Description

The Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroproteomics , headed by Prof. Lashuel, studies the molecular mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Our research projects have 3 goals: 1. To study why specific proteins change shape, lose their function, aggregate and deposit in the brain, leading to neuronal death and neurodegenerative diseases. 2. To develop new approaches to replicate the human pathology of neurodegenerative diseases in neurons and to use these models to develop and test new therapeutic strategies to treat these diseases. 3. To identify molecular signatures in blood, saliva or tears that could be used to enable early diagnosis of these disorders and to monitor the progression of these diseases. All our work is inspired and guided by knowledge gained from patient samples and close interactions with patients and their families, who are the real experts on these devastating disorders. Join us at our stand to : - Understand the brain and what happens in it during the onset and progression of neurodegenerative diseases. - See pathology in neurons through microscopes - Using devices to replicate some of the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease to understand how they affect patients' daily lives - Discussing with our team members the latest scientific advances in the field and our commitment to patients

Activity Type

Booth

Target audience

Young people (14-16 ans)
Adults

Language

French
English

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