These are the biographies of some of our accepted speakers. Not all our speakers are listed here.
Kerensa Broersen, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Dr. Broersen completed her PhD degree on protein aggregation at Wageningen University in The Netherlands in 2005. After a postdoctoral study at the MRC-LMB in the UK, she joined the Free University of Brussels (VUB) in 2007. Here she headed a research team that studied the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimers disease. This led to the discovery of molecular pathways of a number of risk factors that affect Alzheimers disease pathobiology. Subsequently, she joined the Nanobiophysics Group at the University of Twente/MIRA Institute in The Netherlands in 2011 as an assistant professor investigating further the impact of protein structures on human health with her team.
Niall Colgan is a Lecturer in Medical Physics in the national University of Ireland Galway. His research is in preclinical biomarkers in Alzheimers disease and drug discovery and his specialty area is Magnetic resonance imaging, metabolism and experimental therapeutics. Prior to this he was a research associate in the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging and lecturer in Medical Imaging in Swansea University. His main area of research is Alzheimers disease and traumatic brain injury. His primary research focus is magnetic resonance imaging, particularly MR metabolite imaging and diffusion MRI.
Robert C. Cumming, Western University, Ontario, Canada
My primary research interests include: brain metabolism, redox protein signalling, and regulation of antioxidant response using cell culture and animal models of aging and disease. I run an active and well funded research lab and serve on a number of private and federal grant review committees. I received my PhD in Molecular and Medical Genetics in 2001 from the University of Toronto. Between 2001 – 2006, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, USA. In 2007, I joined the Department of Biology at Western University and was promoted to associate professor in 2013..
A clinical neurologist with interests in neuropathology and neuro-ophthalmology.
Makarenko O.M. has taken PhD degree at the age of 30 at the Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute, M.D. degree at the age of 40 at the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity in Moscow. He carries out his post-dock researches at the Institute of higher nervous activity and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He is a professor of the psychology department, the author of more than 200 articles in reputed journals and 5 monographs (Lambert Academic Publishing).