10th UK & Ireland Early Career

BBB Symposium Programme

22nd November - Pre-meeting
(for UK Dementia Research Institute Members only)
 
1.00 – 2.30 pm                          Light microscopy hands on workshop
                                                            Courtesy of Zeiss
 
2.30 – 3.00 pm                           Coffee break
 
3.00 – 5.00 pm                            UK DRI Vascular Theme Early Career Researcher open discussion

23th November 2020  - Day 1

 

9.00 – 9.30 am                              Registration, coffee, poster set-up

 

9.30 – 9.40 am                              Welcome and Introduction

                                                                Dr Blanca Diaz-Castro and Dr Jill Fowler (University of Edinburgh)

 

9.40 – 10.30 am                           Keynote Speaker

                                                               Dr David Attwell (University College London)

                                                               "The role of capillary pericytes in stroke and Alzheimer's disease"

 

10.30 – 11.00 am                        Coffee break

 

 

Session 1: Development of the BBB (Session Chair TBC)

 

11.00 – 11.15 pm                        ECR talk 1 (selected from abstracts)

11.15 – 11.30 pm                        ECR talk 2 (selected from abstracts)

11.30 – 11.45 pm                        ECR talk 3 (selected from abstracts)

11.45 – 12.00 pm                        ECR talk 4 (selected from abstracts)

12.00 – 12.30 pm                        Poster blitz

 

12.30 – 2.00 pm                           Lunch and poster session 1

 

2.00 – 2.45 pm                              Keynote Speaker

                                                               Dr Michael Thrippleton (University of Edinburgh)

                                                               “Probing the blood-brain barrier with MRI”

 

Session 2: The BBB in health (Session Chair TBC)

 

2.45 – 3.00 pm                              ECR talk 1 (selected from abstracts)

3.00 – 3.15 pm                              ECR talk 2 (selected from abstracts)

3.15 – 3.30 pm                              ECR talk 3 (selected from abstracts)

 

3.30 – 4.00 pm                              Coffee break

 

4.00 – 4.45 pm                              Keynote Speaker

                                                               Dr Britta Engelhardt (University of Bern)

                                                               “The brain barriers maintain CNS immune privilege”

 

4.45 – 5.00 pm                              ECR talk 4 (selected from abstracts)

5.00 – 5.15 pm                              ECR talk 5 (selected from abstracts)

5.15 – 5.30 pm                              ECR talk 6 (selected from abstracts)

 

5.30 pm                                            Wine reception and poster session 2       

 

 

 

24th November 2020  - Day 2

 

9.00 – 9.30 am                              Coffee

9.30 – 10.15 am                           Keynote Speaker

                                                               Dr Catherine Hall (University of Sussex)

                                                               “Neurovascular coupling differences between brain regions”

 

 

Session 3: The BBB in disease (Session Chair TBC)

 

10.15 – 10.30 am                        ECR talk 1 (selected from abstracts)

10.30 – 10.45 am                        ECR talk 2 (selected from abstracts)

 

 

10.45 – 11.15 am                        Coffee and poster session 2

 

 

11.15 – 11.30 am                       ECR talk 3 (selected from abstracts)

11.30 – 11.45 am                       ECR talk 4 (selected from abstracts)

11.45 – 12.00 pm                       ECR talk 5 (selected from abstracts)

12.00 – 12.15 pm                       ECR talk 6 (selected from abstracts)

 

 

12.15 – 12.30 pm                       Closing remarks, announcement of poster and ECR prize winners

                                                               Dr Blanca Diaz-Castro and Dr Jill Fowler (University of Edinburgh)

 

12.30 pm                                          Conference Close

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