This week we had the pleasure of attending ‘Clearing the brain: protein clearance in neurodegenerative disease’, a 1-day symposium organized by the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) at University College London (UCL; London, UK). The event saw researchers and clinicians from across the world come together to share the latest research and debate the future of the field, with topics spanning perivascular clearance, fluid biomarkers, glymphatics, lymphatics, and a lively panel discussion.
In this #NCTalks podcast, recorded at the event, we speak to Henrik Zetterberg, a Professor at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and UCL and one of the world’s leading experts in fluid biomarkers for neuronal injury and degeneration. In this podcast, he provides an update on the most promising blood-based biomarker candidates for neurodegenerative disease and tells us what he’s most excited to see in the coming years.
Want to find out more about the event? Catch up on our highlights in our Twitter Moment, plus watch our videos interviews with speakers at the event:
- Jonathan Kipnis on discovering the brain’s lymphatic system
- John Hardy: updates in neurodegeneration
- Jeffrey Iliff: glyphatics, Alzheimer’s and future directions
You can also find out more about the LWENC, dementia research at UCL and the event itself via the links below: