4 – 5th June 2018

Favorite Park Hotel – Mainz – Germany
Close to Frankfurt Airport

The Neuro4D Conference

Advances in Drug Discovery for Proteopathic Neurodegenerative Diseases

Conference Topics:

This is an international conference on NeuroDegenerative Disease Drug Discovery bringing together innovators, drug discovery companies and service providers in the field of proteopathic neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s dementia and Parkinson’s disease etc. Outdated concepts have led to largely unsuccessful drug development programs despite high investment, consequentially resulting in the loss of tens of billions of Euros worldwide. However, disease mechanisms have seen paradigm changes in recent years and evolving insights have given rise to improved drug discovery strategies and better disease models. New approaches hold the promise of stopping disease progression.

The conference concepts include presentations by distinguished academic speakers, summarizing state of the art understanding of neurodegenerative disease and giving new insights into the mechanisms of progressive neurodegeneration and new target opportunities. Biotech and international pharmaceutical drug discovery companies will present their efforts to develop new therapeutic options for these diseases and outline the models and technologies used in compound selection. Service companies will present their technology platforms and disease models and show examples how their services contribute to the drug discovery efforts of their clients.

Posters of innovations in neurodegenerative disease drug discovery will be presented and discussed in dedicated sessions to allow feedback and idea exchange.

The focus of the program and dedicated time schedules will offer time and locations for one-on-one meetings, as contacts emerge during the conference.

Call for Posters (Abstracts):

Poster abstracts (300 words) are accepted after registration and must be submitted before May 1st 2018. They will be evaluated by the scientifc committee and approval will be communicated by May 20 th. Accepted abstracts will be published in the program together with their designated poster board number. Poster boards have a width of 1.20 m and a height of 1.50 m (with an overall total height of 1.85 m). Posters must have a portrait orientation and be a maximum size of A0 (84 × 119 cm). Poster presenters need to be at their posters during the dedicated sessions.

Social Program:

The end of the frst conference day will offer wine tasting from the region of ‘Rheinhessen’ and a conference dinner exemplifying regional hospitality.

The region of Rheinhessen is Germany’s biggest and diverse wine region and offers a large variety of great white but less well known light red wines. You will have the opportunity to sample wines from a variety of grapes varieties including Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. If you correctly identify wines from three different grape varieties, you can win a free bottle to take away!

Accompanying partners can enjoy sightseeing in Mainz and a boat trip on the river Rhine seeing the world heritage site of the middle Rhine valley with its spectacular scenery and many castles from the water or during onsite visits.

downloadComplete Conference Information & Program (PDF 2 MB)
  • New insights into neurodegenerative disease drivers:
    synaptic and neuronal loss, neuroinflammation, influence of the microbiome
  • New target candidates:
    • Novel disease models and target validation
    • In vitro screening on targets
    • In vitro validation in (human) neuronal models
    • In vivo models and biomarkers
  • Discussion of selection criteria for clinical development
Target Audience:
  • Academic experts in proteopathic neurodegenerative diseases interested in drug discovery
  • Drug discovery experts from biotech and pharmaceutical industry
  • Service providers with Novel models of proteopathic neurodegeneration
  • Pharma strategists and investors interested in the neurodegenerative field
Dr. Andreas Köpke (bioExpert)
Tel: +49 6136 957 3000
Advisory Committee:
Manuel Buttini, Marcus Fändrich, Thierry Pillot, Joseph Araujo, Hans-Ulrich Demuth
Corporate Academic  
1800 € 600 € Online
1800 € 600 € On Site
Corporate Online Registration: incl. accommodation and meals
Academic and On Site Registration: incl. meals but excl. accommodation
All prices: + VAT 19%
Early Bird: until March 31 st

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4-star superior hotel in Mainz

Karl-Weiser Str. 1
55131 Mainz, Germany
Tel.: +49 6131 80 15 0

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