Register for the FENS webinar “Blood biomarkers: a window to the brain?”

01 October 2023

FENS News, Neuroscience News

FENS is delighted to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming FENS webinar on “Blood biomarkers: a window to the brain?” taking place on 6 October at 15:00 CEST!

Blood biomarkers: A window to the brain? 

Blood-borne biomarkers are an attractive, accessible tool to help us to understand the biological underpinnings of brain function in health and disease, given the limitations of non-invasive techniques such as brain imaging and our inability, outside of neurosurgery, to biopsy living human brain tissue. 

In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges presented by the blood brain barrier to CNS biomarker discovery and use, the potential of extracellular vesicles as novel markers of brain function and dysfunction, and the clinical relevance of established and novel blood biomarkers of neuropsychiatric disorders and brain injury. We will also explore the limitations of the use of blood-borne CNS biomarkers both in the laboratory and the clinic and provide insights into the future development of novel biomarkers of brain health and disease.

When is it taking place? 

6 October, 15:00-16:00 CEST

Check here the detailed information on the webinar.

Registration is now open.

Meet the Speakers 

  • Áine Kelly (IE), Trinity College School of Medicine – Moderator
  • Jakub Tomasik (UK), Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research, Cambridge University- Speaker
  • Matthew Campbell (IE), Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin – Speaker
  • Kenneth W. Witwer (US), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore – Speaker
  • Rebekah Mannix (US), Harvard Medical School – Speaker

About the Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET) 

FENS aims to actively support continued higher education and training in neuroscience for European and international early career scientists. CHET is responsible for the governance and implementation of training and education activities.

About FENS 

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies is the voice of European neuroscience, representing 44 neuroscience societies across 33 European countries and more than 22,000 neuroscientists. Its activities span five broad areas: scientific meetings, higher education and training, the European Journal of Neuroscience, outreach and advocacy and membership.

Find out more information.