A consortium of 108 European laboratories coordinated by a French team (“Public Health and molecular epidemiology of diseases related to aging” UMR 744 Inserm-Lille-Institut Pasteur de Lille) led by Professor Philippe Amouyel (director of the 2010 FAID seminar) and a British team (Centre for Genetic and Genomic Neuropsychiatry, University of Cardiff) have recently identified five new genetic predisposition factors involved in the development of the disease.
The research was conducted by Inserm in close collaboration with the CEA (French national genotyping centre, CEA-IG-CNG), the Fondation Jean Dausset-CEPH and a European consortium of 25 teams.
The discoveries were made thanks to support from the Fondation Plan Alzheimer, which coordinated the research section of the plan, launched in February 2008, to fight Alzheimer’s and other related diseases.
See the full article here.
The 2010 FAID semianr was held on December 6, 2010 at the Broad institute.
Six interactive sessions was drafted to addresse all the aspect of this disease.
The latest scientific researches both in France / Europe and in the U.S. was discussed.
Thank to the scientific directors and panellists, a high level content was reached.
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The French American Innovation Day (FAID) website is a flagship annual seminar supported by the French Embassy’s Office for Science and Technology.
The 2010 edition will address major public health issues as well as the devastating neurodegenerative disorder, Alzheimer’s disease.
Moderated by two outstanding scientific directors, Prof. John H. Growdon (MGH/Harvard, U.S.A.) and Prof. Philippe Amouyel (Pasteur Institute of Lille , France), the seminar comprises 6 interactive sessions which will explore the latest research and innovative therapeutic strategies.
The 2010 FAID will gather the most prominent experts from France and United States who are specialized in Alzheimer’s disease.
The seminar is free but seats are limited. Register now !
Register & find more information on the 2010 FAID website:
This event is supported by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)
Research on Alzheimer’s disease is extremely challenging. With an eye to the progresses in this field, the scientific coordinators Prof. Philippe Amouyel, director of the French Alzheimer’s Foundation and CEO of the Pasteur Institute in Lille and Prof. John H. Growdon, Clinical Core Co-Leader / Founding Director of the MADRC and Director of the Memory and Movement Disorders Unit at MGH will be leading the debate with several French and American speakers in hot topics.
This year, the Office for Science and Technology is organizing this event in partnership with Mass. Life Sciences Center. As this program is being prepared, expressions of interest are welcomed and various corporate sponsorships are available. Contact Lynda Inséqué for more information.