Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases



"Laminin receptors and proteinases in congenital muscular dystrophy and Charcot-Marie-tooth disease"

Laura Feltri
San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
3rd November
Queen Square

"The Inherited Neuropathies; a Cell Biology Approach"

Professor Michael E Shy
Wayne State University School of Medicine
16th November 
Queen Square

"Myotonic Dystrophy: complex repeates in an even more complex disorder"

Dr Darren Monckton
Division of Molecular Genetics, University of Glasgow
1st December
Newcastle University

"Control of Schwann cell myelination and nerve repair by c-Jun and Notch"

Professor Kristjan Jessen
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London
1st December
Queen Square

"Convergent pathways in motor neuron degeneration"

Dr Kevin Talbot
Reader in Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford
6th October
Queen Square

"Polymyositis and dermatomyositis: diagnosis and management"

Professor Marianne de Visser
Academic Medical Centre, Dept. of Neurology, University of Amsterdam
5.30pm Tuesday 1st September
33 Queen Square

"Disease Mechanisms and Candidate Therapeutics for Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy"

Dr Janet Davies, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), Wellcome
30th July
University of Newcastle

"How best to spend your energy improving neuromuscular disease; physical inactivity, physical activity, and exercise as a therapy."

Dr Michael Trenell
University of Newcastle
11th June
Queen Square

"Are Cochrane reviews the best evidence for treating neuromuscular disease?"

Professor Richard Hughes
Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group, ION
2nd June
Queen Square

"AAV-based exon skipping for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: practical considerations and visions"

Thomas Voit
Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris
5.30pm Tuesday 5th May
Queen Square

"Acquired neuropathies: diagnosis and management"

Klaus Toyka
University of Wurzburg (Germany)
14th May
Newcastle General Hospital

"SMA and animal models"

Tom Gillingwater
Centre for Integrative Physiology & Centre for Neuroscience Research, University of Edinburgh
21st April
University of Newcastle

"Unconventional disease mechanisms in mitochondrial encephalomyopathies"

Professor Massimo Zeviani
Divison of Molecular Neurogenetics, National Neurological Institute, Milan
7th April
Queen Square

"Talin 1 and 2 are required for myoblast fusion, sarcomere assembly and the maintenance of myotendinous junctions"

Dr Francesco Conti
The Scripps Research Institute, USA
1st April
Institute of Child Health

"Dysferlinopathies : From patients to Therapies"

Professor Nicolas Levy
Department of Medical Genetics at the Children's Hospital La Timone, France
19th March
University of Newcastle

"Exercise therapies for muscle diseases"

Professor John Vissing
Neuromuscular Clinic and Research Unit,University of Copenhagen
9th March
University of Newcastle

"Axon-glia interactions and the glial support of axon function"

Professor Klaus-Armin Nave
Department of Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen
10th March
Queen Square

"Zebrafish notochordal basement membrane"

Derek Stemple
Sanger Institute
Tuesday 3rd March
University of Newcastle

"Satellite cells self-renew and regenerate efficiently in the aged dystrophic muscle"

Luisa Boldrin &
"Overexpression of hMyoD1 in human synovial stem cells facilitates their myogenic differentiation"
Jinhong Meng
Friday 20th February
Institute of Child Health

"VCP-related IBMPFD: clinical and novel molecular aspects"

Prof Rolf Schröder
Institute for Neuropathology, Erlangen
10th February
Queen Square

"McArdle's Disease"

Ros Quinlivan
RJAH, Oswestry
22nd January
Newcastle General Hospital

"Molecular medicines for muscular dystrophy"

Professor Dominic J Wells
Professor of Gene Transfer, Division of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Imperial College
Tuesday 13th January
Queen Square