8th April — 15:00 UTC (TBC) (check local time) 

Theodora Calogeropoulou
Research Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology, National Hellenic Research Foundation. Speaking from Athens, Greece.

New steroid-based selective neurotrophin mimetics.

Neurosteroid DHEA, acts as neurotrophic factor in the brain and prevents neuronal apoptosis by interacting with the TrkA and p75NTR receptors. Series of 17-spiro DHEA analogues were synthesized resulting in selective TrkA or TrkB agonists with neuroprotective/neuroregenerative activity.   .

22nd April — 09:00 UTC (check local time) 

Andrew Tosolini 
Junior Post-Doctoral Fellow at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London. Speaking from London, United Kingdom.

BDNF-regulation of in vivo axonal transport in ALS.

BDNF-regulation on in vivo axonal transport of signalling endosomes in different motor neuron subtypes will be discussed in wild-type and the SOD1G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). .

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