Berlin, 8 February: “Novel approaches to understanding brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease”

Our Berlin-Brandenburg regional group cordially invites you to the next lecture within the framework of the “Science first hand” series:

  • Тopic:            Novel approaches to understanding brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Speaker:       Professor Olga Garaschuk, Chair in Neurophysiology, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. President of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society
  • Date:             Thursday, 8 February 2018
  • Time:             17:30 – 19:30
  • Venue:          Embassy of Ukraine in Germany, Albrechtstraße 26, 10117 Berlin

This lecture will be held in English

The Lecture: In her lecture Prof. Garaschuk will discuss the changes happening in the brain during healthy ageing as well as during the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Further, she will address a very important question of interaction between the nervous and the immune systems of the brain during normal ageing and neurodegeneration. She will then present some recent results from her laboratory and explain how a single mutation of one protein might cause a full-blown pathology in a heritable form of Alzheimer’s disease.

Photo: Prof. Olga Garaschuk
Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Tratnik

The Speaker: Prof. Garaschuk holds the Chair for Neurophysiology (W3) at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and is Co-Head of the Research Section C at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (Cluster of Excellence), University of Tübingen. Prof. Garaschuk is also a Member of the scientific advisory board of the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (Bonn), the scientific advisory board of the Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Bernstein Fokus Neurotechnology (Göttingen University).

Olga Garaschuk graduated in physico-chemical biology from the Moscow Institute for Physics & Technology with top honours. She gained her PhD at the Bogomoletz Institute for Physiology in Kyiv in 1992, and moved first to the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Gottingen and thereafter to the Institute of Physiology at the University of Saarland, where she was awarded the Irène Curie habilitation Scholarship. She habilitated in Physiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich in 2003. Before moving to Tübingen Olga Garaschuk was appointed as Professor for Neuroimaging (W2) at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Technical University in Munich (2006). Since 2016 Olga Garaschuk is a president of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society, she is also a co-initiator of the UKRainain Academic International Network (The UKRAINE Network). Her research focuses on functional analysis of neuronal networks in vivo, especially in context of perception of sensory stimuli, as well aging and neurodegeneration. For her research Prof. Garaschuk was awarded numerous research grants from INTAS, DFG, BMBF, EMBO and Volkswagen Foundation.

This lecture series are organised by the regional group Berlin/Brandenburg of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society/The UKRAINE Network. If you wish to join the group or receive information about future relevant events please contact local coordinators of this group: Dr Olesia Lazarenko and Dr Dmytro Puchkov at berlin (at) ukrainet (dot) eu