13 June 06 

14 June 06 

15 June 06


Invited Lectures

Invited Lectures


Coffee Break

Coffee Break


Invited Lectures 
Oral Presentations

Invited Lectures 
Oral Presentations

 13.00 - 14.00   

Lunch Break

Lunch Break


Oral Presentations

Oral presentations 
Poster Presentation


Invited Lectures 
Oral Presentations

Oral presentations 
Poster Award


 End of conference

End of conference


Opening Lecture




Welcome Dinner
on San Servolo

Gala Evening


Detailed Programme

Tuesday, 13 June 2006



Prof Hans A. Kretzschmar
Address of Welcome


Prof William Honer
UBC, Vancouver, CANADA
Linking Synaptic Organization and Cognition Through Postmortem Studies

20:00 Welcome Dinner

Wednesday, 14 June 2006


09:00 - 09:35

Prof Jean Paul G. Vonsattel
New Yor Brain Bank, Taub Institute, New York, USA
Efficient, modern brain banking

09:35 - 10:00

Prof Wallace W. Tourtellotte
VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Ctr, Los Angeles, USA
General Brain Banking Issues

10:00 - 10:40

Dr Rivka Ravid
Netherlands Brain Bank, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Ethical and Legal Issues in Brain Banking

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:40 Prof Richard Reynolds
Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, UK
Optimisation of the isolation and characterisation of mRNA from human post-mortem tissues for gene expression microarray studies
11:40 - 12:00

Dr Philipp Khaitovich
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, GERMANY
Systematic analysis of gene expression in human brains before and after death

12:00 - 12:20 Dr Kazuya Iwamoto
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako, JAPAN
Estimating the possible effects of postmortem interval on gene expressions in human brain
12:20 - 13:00 Prof Isidro Ferrer
Universitat de Barcelona, Hospitalet de Llobregat, SPAIN
Brain protein preservation largely depends on the post-mortem temperature of storage. Implications for the study of proteins in human neurological diseases, and in the management of brain banks.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:20  Prof Hans A. Kretzschmar
Centre for Neuropathology and Prion Research, Munich, GERMANY
BrainNet Germany and BrainNet Europe
14:20 - 14:40 Prof Clive Harper
University of Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA  
The Australian Brain Bank Network
14:40 - 15:00 Dr Shigeo Murayama
Tokyo Metro. Inst. Geront., Tokyo, JAPAN
Activity report from the Brain Bank Committee, the Japanese Association of Neuropathology
15:00 - 15:20 Dr H. Ronald Zielke
University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
NICHD Brain and Tissue Bank for Developmental Disorders 
15:20 - 15:40 Prof Jeanne Bell
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Banking High Quality Samples in the Medicolegal Autopsy Context  
15:40 - 16:10  Coffee Break
16:10 - 16:30 Dr Christian Stephan
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, GERMANY
The HUPO Brain Proteome Project: The Pilot Studies
16:30 - 16:50 Dr Florian Tribl
Medizinisches Proteom-Center, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, GERMANY  
Subcellular Proteomics of Neuromelanin Granules Isolated from the Human Brain
16:50 - 17:10 Dr Dalfó Esther
Institut de Neuropatologia, L'hospitalet de Llobregat, SPAIN
Key proteins are targets of lipoxidative damage in the neocortex in incidental Lewy body disease  
17:10 - 17:30 Prof Miklos Palkovits
Semmelweis University, Budapest, HUNGARY  
Chemical analysis of individual brain nuclei microdissected in the Human Brain Tissue Bank, Budapest: concentrations of endocannabinoids in the human brain
17:30 - 17:50 Dr Edna Grünblatt
Clinic for Psychiatry, University Würzburg, Würzburg, GERMANY
Differential analysis between Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

Thursday, 15 June 2006


09:00 - 09:55 Prof Svante E. Pääbo
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig, GERMANY
A Comparative Approach to Human Origins
09:55 - 10:35

Prof Heiko Braak
Goethe University, Frankfurt-Main, GERMANY
Neuroanatomy of Alzheimer's disease

10:35 - 11:05 Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:40 Dr Irina Alafuzoff
Kuopio University, Kuopio, FINLAND
Grading of AD lesions, First report from the "BrainNet  Europe consortium"
11:40 - 12:20

Dr Dennis W. Dickson
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Jacksonville, USA
Neuropathology of 3R and 4R Tauopathies: The Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Experience

12:20 - 12:40 Prof Kurt A. Jellinger
Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Tau and alpha-syunclein brainstem lesions in Alzheimer disease
12:40 - 13:00 Prof Nigel J. Cairns
Washington University, Saint Louis, USA
Expanding the Neuropathological Spectrum of Frontotemporal Lobar Degenerations: Review of 833 Prospectively Assessed Dementia Cases
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:20  Prof Peter Falkai
Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg, GERMANY
Is there a neuropathology of psychoses? Critical review of the literature and suggestions for future research
14:20 - 14:40 Dr Safa Al-Sarraj
King's Colloge Hospital, London, UK
Extra motor neuron lesion in neuropsychologically abnormal Motor Neuron Disease patients but without dementia
14:40 - 15:00 Dr Dietmar R. Thal
University of Bonn, Bonn, GERMANY
The sequence of amyloid ß-protein (Aß) deposition in the human brain corresponds to that in the APP-transgenic mouse model and is related to increasing Aß-levels in the brain and to neurodegeneration
15:00 - 16:30 Poster Presentation and Coffee Break
16:30 - 16:50 Prof Brian J Jeynes
Brock University, St. Catharine's, CANADA
There is a Negative Correlation Between Microvascular VEGF and the Presence of NFTs and Various Amyloid lesions in AD Brains
16:50 - 17:10 Dr Csaba Adori
National Institute of Neurology and Psychiatry, Budapest, HUNGARY
Immunolocalization of the components of ubiquitin-proteasome system in Alzheimer and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
17:10 - 17:30 Dr Andrea Schmitt
Central Institute Mannheim, Mannheim, GERMANY
Altered gene expression of NMDA receptor subunits in the cerebellum of schizophrenic patients
17:30 - 17:45 Prof. Hans A. Kretzschmar: Poster Award

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