<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> MU Translational Neuroscience Symposium

Translational Neuroscience Symposium

Featuring Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien
February 27 to March 1, 2011
Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center

The neuroscience community at the University of Missouri will host a Translational Neuroscience Symposium featuring such internationally distinguished scientists as Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien, PhD, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The MU community is invited to participate in this gathering of leading national and international neuroscience researchers.

Neurodegenerative diseases — including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke — comprise the most prevalent age-related diseases and together have the greatest national economic impact. Recent advances in information technology and drug design paired with individually-tailored therapies have led to new understandings in the molecular mechanisms and progression of these neurologic diseases, inspiring new hope for treatments.

The University of Missouri Health System has identified neurologic disorders as a major focus for clinical care and translational research, and it has created an environment that brings the newest advances to the heart of Missouri. A new neurosciences unit is under construction at University Hospital to provide care for patients with neurologic problems, and adjoining research laboratories at the Center for Translational Neuroscience in the MU School of Medicine opened in 2010. 

The following Translational Neuroscience Symposium speakers are made possible through these coordinated efforts and MU Advantage grant support:

Graduate Student Scholarships are available to cover the registration for all graduate students (first author) submitting a poster for the Poster Session upon acceptance by Dr. Cui. See Poster Submission for more information about submitting a poster.