2nd Symposium of the Interreg Project ‘Memories’
The symposium took place in the very attractive location called Promotie Zaal at the KULeuven which breaths the ancient atmosphere of scientific lectures and thesis defenses over the past centuries.
During the scientific morning session researchers from the universities of Hasselt, Ghent, Brussels, Leuven and Antwerp provided an update on the current status of Alzheimer’s research in general and within the project. Their understanding of the mechanisms driving the development of Alzheimer’s disease is growing and may result in the discovery of diagnostics and therapeutics.
The afternoon session targeted the general public. Kim Plasman (Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek Belgium) Prof. Frans Verhey (University Maastricht), Prof. Sebastiaan Engelborghs (Universiteit of Antwerp) and Prof. Jos Kleinjans (University Maastricht) gave their more general overview about the current knowledge of this neurodegenerative disease.
The Dutch journalist and publicist Hugo Borst closed the Symposium with sharing his personal experiences with his mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, reading touching passages from his latest book “Ach moedertje”.
Kick-off IND pilot
On 24 September 2020 at 10 AM CEST, we had the honor to organize the official kick-off of the IND pilot. In the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, the Expat Centre Maastricht Region, Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND), and the Gemeente Maastricht came together to discuss the positive effects of opening an IND desk in Maastricht for the whole region. You can watch the live stream, completely…
On 25 and 26 August 2020 at 3 PM CEST, the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences organized two 1.5 h webinars on 3Rs in COVID-19 research. On both days, several excellent presentations highlighted innovative model systems to study COVID-19, and also discussed new strategies for the development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics and much more! 500…
Talk show: IBP
On June 18, 2020, Chemelot Circular Hub was presented to the different ministries of our National Government in The Hague. An ambitious project supported by a large group of companies, educational institutions and local governments within the Region of South Limburg. A plan which is set to reduce the need for fossil fuels turning into a non-waist society which will…