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Mind Your Head

This event takes place in the private room on the ground floor. There is one small step at each entrance. Street parking available.
Past event - 2018
16 May Doors open 17:30 Event 18:00 - 21:00
Wirtshaus Goldener Stern, Emmendinger Str. 1
79106, Freiburg
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Come and explore the inner workings of the mind, as tonight we dive into the structure of nerve cells and examine the specific immunity of the brain! And have a pint, it won't do too much damage to your brain cells... The talks will be in english.

Microglia - guardians of the brain

Professor Dr Marco Prinz (Principal Investigator, Innate Immunity Group)
Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs a defensive team to fight off invading pathogens. Marco’s research focuses on the innate immune system of the brain, particularly cells called microglia. These serve as the first defensive barrier of the brain, and play key roles in the resolution of brain damage. Marco’s work uses models of multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease to learn about how this valuable cell develops and works.

How to (not) modulate brain structure and function

Professor Dr Andreas Vlachos (Professor of Neuroanatomy)
A remarkable property of the human brain is its ability to respond to stimuli with lasting structural, functional and molecular adaptations. This ‘plasticity’ is essential for complex brain function, such as learning and memory formation. While work from the past 40 years has focused on deciphering the mechanisms of neural plasticity, its role in pathological brain conditions remains not well-understood. My presentation will focus on some clinical approaches we are currently exploring in the lab, which aim at modulating the ability of neurons to express plasticity in pathological conditions.
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