3rd EPIXCHANGE ANNUAL WORKSHOP 2 October 2014

 

Translational research in epilepsy

9.00 Welcome
Presentation of the Epixchange project and introduction to
the workshop.
Mérab Kokaia, Lund University, Sweden and Michele Simonato,
Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy
9.10
Translational research of cell and gene therapy for epilepsy from bench to
bedside
Lars Wahlberg, NsGene, Denmark
9.50
How to make basic research translational?
Michele Simonato, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy
10.30
Coffee
11.00
New therapeutic strategies for epilepsy
-Mérab Kokaia,Lund University, Sweden
11.40
What are the evidence for Deep Brain Stimulation against epilepsy?
and Update on Limbic Encephalitis
Håkan Widner, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
12.20
Gene therapy for epilepsy: how far from clinical translation?
Dimitri Kullman, University College London, UK
Oral presentations by EPIXCHANGE Marie-­‐Curie Fellows
14.00
Encapsulated cell biodelivery and epilepsy: From Galanin to Neuropeptide Y
Avtandil Nanobashvili, NsGene
14.30
Development of NPY producing cell lines for testing in epilepsy models
Natalia Avaliani, Lund University-­‐NsGene
15.00
Silencing BDNF in hippocampus of epileptic animals with amplicon vectors
Pascal Trempat, Bioviron-­‐ Università degli Studi di Ferrara
15.30
Targeting BDNF variantswith amplicon vector for silencing pro and
anti epileptic BDNF
Jenny Wickham, Lund University-­‐Bioviron
16.00
The organotypic hippocampal slice culture as a screening model of neuroprotective factors
for the treatment of epilepsy
Marilyne Labasque Università degli Studi di Ferrara
16.30
Encapsulated BDNF-­‐producing cells in a rat model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
-Chiara Falcicchia, Università degli Studi di Ferrara-­‐Bioviron-­‐NsGene