30/06/2016 – 01/07/2016
Ageing is a highly complex process that includes many common chronic neurodegenerative diseases. So far, the majority of existing drug treatments for neurodegenerative disorders are unable to prevent the underlying degeneration of neurons.
There is a desire to address these challenges by developing alternative strategies to prevent the detrimental effects of brain ageing, such as the use of nutritional interventions.
Despite a wealth of data on how nutrients and diets may support cognitive function and preserve brain health, the biological mechanisms underlying this relationship remain largely unknown.
The Flyer including the programme was available here.
This workshop was specifically focused on mechanisms of ageing and neuroprotection via nutrients as well as implementation of the available data.
Nutrition as an Opportunity to Delay the Onset of Cognitive Decline
Prof. Diána Bánáti
Session 1: Mechanisms of Ageing and Impact of Nutrients
Defining Healthy Ageing
Prof. Keith Wesnes
Epigenetic Modulation of Brain Function (Not Available)
Dr Aniko Korosi
Session 2: New Avenues in Cognitive Ageing and Nutrition
Gut Microbiome and Brain Function
Prof. John Cryan
Long Chain Non-Coding RNAs / miRNA
Dr Dragan Milenkovic
Inflammation and Mitochondria
Prof. Vittorio Calabrese
Enhancing Protein Clearance for Age-related Diseases
Prof. Ben Bahr
Session 3: Challenges in Investigating the Role of Nutrition On Cognitive Performance
Obesity, Diabetes and Cognition
Prof. Louise Dye
Inter-Individual Variability in Response to Treatment and Cognitive Decline Risk Factors
Prof. Wim Vanden Berghe
Identifying the Multidimensional Controllers of Ageing
Prof. Stuart Maudsley
Malnutrition in the Elderly and Cognitive Decline
Prof. Tommy Cederholm
Dr Peter Willatts
JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL), a Public-Public Partnership
Dr Martijntje Bakker
For more information on this event, please contact Dr Lucie Geurts, Scientific Project Manager (email@example.com).