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Prion 2005: Between fundamentals and society's needs


The German TSE Research Platform and the European Network of Excellence (NoE) NeuroPrion are delighted to invite you to join us in Düsseldorf Germany, from 19. - 21. October 2005, for our joint international conference: "Prion2005: Between fundamentals and society's needs".
Please download our conference flyer (pdf).
The conference will be held in the modern Congress Centre Düsseldorf (CCD) located at the river Rhine, not far away from the beautiful city.
The Scientific Committee is planning a programme (pdf) that will cover a wide variety of subjects:

  • "Genetics, Strains, and Emerging Problems"
  • "Structure of PrP and Molecular Determinants of Infectivity"
  • "Cell Biology of PrPC and PrPSc"
  • "Pathogenesis"
  • "Decontamination"
  • "Diagnosis"
  • "Human Prions"
  • "Therapy"

The committee will ensure that the presentations to be held are at the cutting edge of prion research.
Düsseldorf is not only a vibrant business and shopping centre; it also has a great heritage of culture. Its attractions include a number of outstanding museums, the castle of Benrath, concertos and the opera.
We sincerely hope that you are able to join us in Düsseldorf which will be in fact a truly memorable event. To register to the conference or simply to get more information, please go to the conference website
We look forward to welcoming you to Düsseldorf in 2005.
The Local Organising Committee
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Communication Workshop

NeuroPrion and the German TSE Forum proudly invite interested attendees of the Prion2005 conference to the following event:
2005 – The year of the researcher in Europe
How could communication and mobility support research in the future.
This workshop is open to all attendees of the conference, but due to the capacities of the room, it will be restricted to 250 attendees.
It will be held on the 18th of October from 17:00 to 20:00 at the conference venue and will be divided into two parts:
i) When Communication meets Research: the discovery of new synergies in the European Research Area
Presentation by Keith Spicer
Keith Spicer is a well-known communication expert and designer of academic and training courses in the field of communication strategies. Before he became the director of the Institute for Media, Peace and Security at the University for PEACE in Paris, Keith Spicer has taught at six universities in Canada and the U.S. and worked as a senior government official.
ii) New opportunities through greater mobility within Europe: the Charter initiative
Presentation by Sieglinde Gruber DG Research
A European researchers network associating 52 research institutions in 20 countries is a good opportunity to favour human mobility between the different teams and to offer positions for early stage researchers. Implementing the Charter and Code for the recruitment of researchers should strengthen these opportunities. Main gains will be outlined and discussed in this session.

  • Which opportunities are offered by the EC?
  • Can a new type of scientific career be based on mobility within Europe?
  • How could the community of European prion researchers be structured into an attractive area for young scientists?

To register to this free workshop, simply fill in the registration form and fax it back to us as soon as possible.

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The Prion2005 conference was a great success thanks to each participants and presenters. A total of more than 55 oral presentations and 280 posters contributed to making this event a remarquable one. For those of you that were not able to attend the meeting, you now have the possiblility of downloading your own copy of the abstract book...

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Press release

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