The concept of the 62nd Benzon Symposium is to bring together the world’s leading scientists from two research fields: DNA damage/repair and neuroscience, in order to facilitate collaboration and open up new avenues for research. The intention is to create an intense and interactive environment for both young and experienced scientists. The 62nd Benzon Symposium will highlight recent major advances in our knowledge of how DNA damage and repair affect the developing and mature nervous system, and relate this to strategies for the prevention of neurological disease. A key purpose is to gather together leading scientists within different fields of biology to facilitate the exchange of methodologies and conceptual thinking. The result should improve our understanding of neural homeostasis in healthy and diseased brain, and help to identify potential preventative or therapeutic avenues for alleviating the pathological consequences of neurodegenerative disorders.The sessions will emphasize both achievements and challenges within these two different research fields, promoting cross-disciplinary approaches and novel concepts.
The Symposium is a full 4-day scientific meeting. The format will be a combination of state-of-the-art lectures by leading experts in the field, selected oral-poster presentations by young scientists, and poster presentations.
The titles of the sessions are:
Epidemiology of aging and neurodegeneration
The basic biology of DNA damage response and repair in brain
Homeostasis in the brain
The pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders
The venue will be Hotel Skt. Petri (http://sktpetri.com), beautifully located in the center of Copenhagen for the entire event. All participants will stay at Skt. Petri. Approved abstracts will be presented as posters and/or oral presentations. Scientists whose abstracts have been accepted will be notified by the end of May (by e-mail), and they will be able to register and pay participation fee (incl. hotel accomodation Sunday-Thursday, food and social eventes) online with a credit card at this site.
Hickson, Ian D.
Rasmussen, Lene Juel