Invited Speakers

  • Kate Attfield, UK

    Kate Attfield, UK

    Senior Postdoctoral Scientist, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division

    Dr Kate Attfield is senior postdoctoral scientist working with Professor Lars Fugger. She has spent over 10 years researching genetic susceptibility to multiple sclerosis, with a strong interest in the HLA region and the interplay between genetic susceptibility and the environment.
  • Burkhard Becher, Switzerland

    Burkhard Becher, Switzerland

    Professor and Co-Chair of the Inst. of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich.

    Professor Burkhard Becher studied Biology at the University of Cologne in Germany and specialized in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry - Read more...
  • Wolfgang Brück, Germany

    Wolfgang Brück, Germany

    Professor of Neuropathology and Director of the Department of Neuropathology at the University Medical Centre Göttingen

    Professor Dr Wolfgang Brück has been head of the Department of Neuropathology at the University Medical Centre Göttingen since 2002. He went to Medical School at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz from 1980 – 1986. - Read more...
  • Philip L De Jager, USA

    Philip L De Jager, USA

    Professor of Neurology in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's disease and the Aging Brain and the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative, Columbia University.

    Dr Philip De Jager is the Weil-Granat Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, where he is the Chief of the Division of Neuroimmunology. - Read more...
  • Alexander Flügel, Germany

    Alexander Flügel, Germany

    Full professor and director of the Department of Neuroimmunology / Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Research, University of Göttingen

    Dr Alexander Flügel focuses his interest on the mechanisms and factors that allow the cells to enter the brain. -  Read more...

  • Manuel Friese, Germany

    Manuel Friese, Germany

    Professor of Neuroimmunology and Director of the Institute of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis (INIMS), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany.

    Professor Dr Manuel Friese studied medicine at the Universities of Hamburg, Oxford and University College London and received his MD in 2001, - Read more...

  • Jutta Gärtner, Germany

    Jutta Gärtner, Germany

    Medical Director of the Department for Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Medical Centre in Göttingen 

    Dr Jutta Gärtner studied medicine at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium as well as at the University of Hamburg, Germany. - Read more...
  • Ralf Gold, Germany

    Ralf Gold, Germany

    Director Neurological Clinic, St. Josef Hospital Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum. -
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  • Stephen L Hauser, USA

    Stephen L Hauser, USA

    Professor of the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

    Dr Stephen L. Hauser, is the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is Director of the Weill Institute for Neurosciences, - Read more...
  • Jasmin Herz, USA

    Jasmin Herz, USA

    Assistant Professor for Research, University of Virginia Department of Neuroscience.

    Jasmin Herz is an Associate Faculty Member who works with Jonathan Kipnis to evaluate the literature relevant to their research interests. - Read more...
  • Martin Kerschensteiner, Germany

    Martin Kerschensteiner, Germany

    Chair for Neurosciences and Clinical Neuroimmunology and Director of the Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.  

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  • Thomas Korn, Germany

    Thomas Korn, Germany

    Associate professor of Experimental Neuroimmunology at The Technical University of Munich (TUM).

    After graduating from Medical School at the Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg and the Royal London School of Medicine, Thomas Korn started a residency program in Neurology...  Read more...
  • Doron Merkler, Switzerland

    Doron Merkler, Switzerland

    Associate Professor/Senior Consultant in Neuropathology, Geneva University Hospital.
  • Tomas Olsson, Sweden

    Tomas Olsson, Sweden

    Professor in Neurology at Karolinska Institutet, Solna.

    Prof. Tomas Olsson received his MD in 1977 and completed his PhD in Medical Sciences in 1980. He obtained Specialist exam in Clinical Neurology in 1984. He was appointed as Professor of Molecular Medicine 1995, - Read more...
  • Marco Prinz, Germany

    Marco Prinz, Germany

    Professor of Neuropathology and Chair of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University of Freiburg, Germany.  

    Marco Prinz is Professor of Neuropathology and Chair of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Prinz obtained his MD at the Charitè, Humboldt-University Berlin in 1997. - Read more...
  • Francisco J Quintana, USA

    Francisco J Quintana, USA

    Associate Professor of Neurology at the Center for Neurologic Diseases, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

    Dr Francisco Quintana, a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires (1999, Argentina), obtained his PhD in immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science (2004, Israel). - Read more...

  • Richard Reynolds, UK

    Richard Reynolds, UK

    Professor of Cellular Neurobiology at Imperial College London and head of an MS research group at the Hammersmith Hospital campus.

    Professor Richard Reynolds studied Pharmacology at King’s College London from 1975 to 1981 before embarking on a career in MS research and has now been Professor of Cellular Neuroscience at Imperial College, London, for the last 18 years.  - Read more 
  • Anna-Lena Schaupp, UK

    Anna-Lena Schaupp, UK

    Anna-Lena joined Prof Fugger’s lab as a postdoctoral researcher. She is particularly interested in the relationship between inflammatory and neurodegenerative pathways in MS, with an emphasis also on the potential translational implications of her research. -  Read more...
  • Lawrence Steinman, USA

    Lawrence Steinman, USA

    Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Pediatrics, and Genetics at Stanford Medicine.  Prof Steinman also served as the Chair of the Stanford University Interdepartmental Program in Immunology from 2003-2011.

    Lawrence Steinman attended public schools in Culver City California. He then attended Dartmouth College, receiving a BA in physics, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1968. - Read more