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Speaker - Micahel Schöll
University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Professor Schöll is a distinguished researcher and professor specialising in molecular medicine at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a Principal Research Fellow at the Dementia Research Centre, University College London, UK. Prof. Schöll’s groundbreaking research focuses on early pathogenetic changes in neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and the clinical implementation of AD biomarkers.


Prof. Schöll has, amongst others, established a molecular neuroimaging research infrastructure and published several key publications that have significantly advanced the understanding of AD. His group has also developed artificial intelligence-based analysis methods to improve the diagnostic value of routine imaging examinations.


Prof. Schöll’s contributions to the field have been recognised with numerous awards, and he has been ranked among the top 1% in Clarivate's annual 'Highly Cited Researchers List' in neuroscience and behaviour in 2022 and 2023.


Michael Heneka

University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Dr Heneka earned his medical degree at the Institute of Pharmacology, for which he received the 1998 Attempto Award of the University of Tübingen, Germany. He started his clinical residency in neurology at the Department of Neurology of the University of Tübingen in 1996 and joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Bonn in 1999. After his clinical board examination (2002) and habilitation (2003), he took the chair as Professor for Molecular Neurology at the University of Münster in 2004. In 2008, he was appointed Professor for Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Bonn, heading the German Research Foundation (DFG) Clinical Research Unit 177.


Dr Heneka has more than 25 years of experience studying neurodegenerative disease at the experimental, preclinical and clinical level. While the main focus of his work is related to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, he has also been working on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. At the clinical level, he has established a neurodegenerative outpatient unit at the University of Münster and thereafter at the University of Bonn from 2008 to 2016.


He has served as a board member on several networks, task forces and steering committees, and a panel member for German national dementia guidelines. Next to his role as Associate Editor of Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, and editorial board member of various neuroscience journals, Dr Heneka serves as a scientific advisory board member of the Paris Brain Institute in France and the Dementia Research Institute in the UK. He is the organiser of the biannual meeting ‘Venusberg Meeting on Neuroinflammation’ since 2009, as well as co-organiser of various international meetings and symposia.


Dr Heneka has published more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts in internationally recognised journals including Nature, Cell, Nature Immunology and Lancet Neurology, and has been identified as a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher since 2018.

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