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EURON PhD Workshop: Microglia in Development and Disease


EURON PhD Workshop: Microglia in Development and Disease

May 4th, 2017
Hasselt University, Diepenbeek Campus


Microglia, the resident immune cells of the brain, are probably the most versatile cells of the central nervous system. During development they take part in shaping the brain while performing a homeostatic job in adulthood. In case of injury of any kind, microglia are the first in line to protect neurons from further damage. Dysregulation of these cells is involved in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Microglia biology will be the central topic of the spring BSCDB meeting, with topics ranging from ontogeny, the remarkable phagocytic capacity and their role in Alzheimer’s’ and Parkinson’s Disease.

More information: http://www.bscdb.be/content/next-meeting