NO-MND Day
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
[email protected]
Deadline Nov 10th 12pm
Program
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9:15
Welcome Notes by Dr. Serge Przedborki Co-Director of the Motor Neuron Center (MNC) and
Inaugural Director of the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative (CTNI).
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9:20
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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.
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9:35
“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
Coordinator.
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9:50
“Delineating a requirement for SMN in muscle” by Michelle Faleiro, Dr. Umrao Monani
Laboratory, MNC, Columbia University.
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10:05
“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.
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10:20
“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.
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10:35
Coffee Break.
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11:00
“Discernment of motor neuron disease with Drosophila” by Dr. Brian McCabe, MNC, Columbia
University.
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11:15
“Dysfunction of muscle mitochondrial biogenesis in Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients” by
Dr. Giacomo Comi, University of Milan.
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11:30
“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.
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11:45
“TBA” by Dr. Christian Simon, Dr. George Mentis Laboratory, MNC, Columbia University.
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12:00
“TBA” by Sarah Tisdale, Dr. Livio Pellizzoni Laboratory, MNC, Columbia University.
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12:15
“TBA” by Dr. Sarah Ebstein , Dr. Neil Schneider Laboratory, MNC, Columbia University.
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12:30-2pm
Conclusive Remarks and Closing Lunch
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NO MND meeting 2014 - Centro Dino Ferrari