Scottish TSE Network November Symposium: Is Alzheimer’s Disease a transmissible disease?

  • When:  Monday 12 November 2012
  • Location:  The Roslin Institute Building Auditorium, Easter Bush, Edinburgh EH24 9RG
  • Registration Date: 1st November 2012
  • Registration Fee: £125
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  • Please find all the information, including a link for online registration, at the STN website at

Chair: Professor V. Hugh Perry (University of Southampton)

9:00-9:30 Professor Bob Will (National CJD Surveillance Unit, Edinburgh, UK)
Natural transmission of Alzheimer's disease: is there any evidence?

9:30-10:00 Professor James Ironside (National CJD Surveillance Unit, Edinburgh, UK)
Alzheimer's Disease: Is there evidence for human to human transmission? A Pathologist's View

10:00-10:30 Professor Lary Walker (Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA)
Seeded induction of Abeta deposition in vivo

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Professor Mathias Jucker (Hertie Institute, Stuttgart, Germany)
Properties and transmission of Abeta seeds

11:30-12:00 Professor William Van Nostrand (Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, USA)
Conditional cross seeding of normal and mutant Abeta peptides in transgenic mice

12:00-12:30  Dr Claudio Soto (University of Texas Medical School, Houston, USA)
Prion-like transmission of Amyloidosis in Alzheimer's disease

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:00 Dr Fabrizio Tagliavini (Instituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy)
Propagation of different amyloid beta strains in Tg

14:00-14:30 Professor Pedro Piccardo (Food & Drug Administration, Washington DC, USA)
Seeding and infection of misfolded prion protein

14:30-15:00 Dr Bruce Chesebro (National Institutes of Health, Missoula, USA)
In vivo and in vitro elements influencing effectiveness of prion infection

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Round Table Discussion

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