The MaRM Network and the Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Domain will be holding a joint neuro-regeneration symposium, focusing on focus on regeneration of the central, peripheral and sensory nervous systems, with respect to both basic research and its clinical application.
The symposium will be compromised of four presentations focusing on the use of human neural stem cell to treat late stage ischaemic stroke, repair of vision via gene therapy, the use of novel biomaterials to enhance peripheral nerve regeneration and novel biomarker discovery for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
The programme includes: Professor Keith Muir, from the university of Glasgow, who is executing a clinical trial human neural stem cell to treat late stage ischaemic stroke; Professor Giorgio Terenghi, from University of Manchester, speaking on the use of a bioengineered nerve graft for peripheral nerve regeneration; Professor Rob Lucas, also from University of Manchester, who is working towards restoring vision in retinal degeneration using ectopic expression of human rod opsin; and Dr Monty Silverdale, from Salford Royal Foundation Trust who’s research focus on enabling neuro-regeneration thorough using early diagnosis Parkinson’s Disease through the use of novel biomarkers.
The goal of this symposium is to draw together the Neuron-regeneration community in Manchester; strengthening it and enhancing the network of Neuro-regeneration researchers; we therefore would like to invite both academic and well a clinical researchers, in addition to PDRA’s and junior doctors interested in neuro-regeneration.
If you wish to attend, please register you interest here.