Brain medicine for non-specialists Brain medicine for non-specialists



The aim of this interactive workshop is to introduce and deepen the understanding of brain medicine for non-specialists with the most recent advances in research of neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Lectures and tutorials by international experts will report the state of the art of research and treatment of brain diseases. Hands-on examples and practical tools and methodologies will be presented during a visit to a laboratory/clinic at Charité Hospital in Berlin.



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Programme Programme

Download the scientific programme booklet for the 2nd HBP Curriculum Workshop – New horizons in brain medicine: From research to clinics. 



  • Michael Beeri - The role of type 2 diabetes in brain and cognitive damage
    Sheba Medical Center (SHEBA), Israel
  • Hannelore Ehrenreich - Translational approaches to treating neuropsychiatric disease: Emphasis on erythropoietin
    Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine & DFG Research Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain (MPG/CMPB), Germany
  • Paul Friedemann
    - Modern imaging techniques in neuroimmunology: Current research and clinical applications
    - Visit to Charité Hospital - laboratory and clinical settings
    Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Charité), Germany
  • Illana Gozes
    - Welcome note and workshop introduction
    - Autism: From gene to drug candidate and a clinical trial plan, the case of ADNP and CP201
    Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel
  • Hans Grabe - Gene & environment interaction in mental disorders
    University Medicine Greifswald, Germany
  • Joseph Levine - The role of homocysteine in schizophrenia
    Ben Gurion University of Negev (BGU), Israel
  • Mira Marcus-Kalish - Introduction to HBP and bioinformatics
    Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel
  • Anne McKinney - Insight into learning impairments and therapies for Christianson syndrome: X-linked neurological disorder
    McGill University (McGill), Canada
  • Inga Neumann - Oxytocin in translational neuroscience: Involvement in anxiety, fear and stress regulation
    University of Regensburg (UR), Germany
  • Maria Pennuto - Post-translational modulation of neurotoxicity in brain misfolding diseases
    University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy
  • Dora Reglodi - Protective effects of PACAP in models of neurodegenerative diseases, with special emphasis of Parkinson‘s disease
    University of Pecs, Medical School (PTE), Hungary
  • Ferath Kherif - HBP Research Infrastructur: Application of network medicine to the understanding of neuropsychiatric diseases
    Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV), Switzerland
  • Manuel Guererro - Data use and ethical issues in HBP (joint lecture)
    Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden

Scientific chair Scientific chair

Illana Gozes | TAU

Organisation Organisation

HBP Education Programme Office:
Lisa-Marie Leichter | MUI
Stefan Mittermayr | MUI