27 Feb

Young blood for old brains by Tony Wyss-Coray

Opening hours / Beginning:

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

27 February 2023


Biomedical Center Munich Small Lecture Hall (N 02.040) 82152 Planegg-Martinsried

BMC Trailblazer Lecture: "Young blood for old brains" by Tony Wyss-Coray

Tony Wyss-Coray is the D.H. Chen Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and the Director of the Phil and Penny Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience at Stanford University. His lab studies brain aging and neurodegeneration with a focus on age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. They discovered that circulatory blood factors can modulate brain structure and function and factors from young organisms can rejuvenate old brains. Current studies focus on the molecular basis of the systemic communication with the brain by employing a combination of genetic, cell biology, and -omics approaches in model organisms and humans.

Tony Wyss-Coray is the co-founder of several companies. He is also the recipient of an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, a Zenith Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, a NOMIS Foundation Award, and inventor on multiple patents.

For the lecture series Trailblazer eminent scientists whose pioneering work opened new research perspectives are invited to the BMC. Trailblazer Lectures are organized in collaboration with partner programs.

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