BioMed Central, in association with its journal Molecular Neurodegeneration, held  the 3rdInternational Conference, Molecular Neurodegeneration: Basic biology and disease pathwaysin Cannes from 10-12 September 2013Thanks to everyone who attended and made this first European version of the conference such a stimulating and interactive meeting, having previously been held in Xiamen in 2009 and Shanghai in 2011.

The 2013 conference saw world-renowned experts present cutting-edge research on  uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying major devastating neurodegenerative diseases. The high-quality talks by both invited speakers and participants selected from the abstracts, in combination with poster presentations and the convivial atmosphere of Cannes, resulted in plenty of discussion about new treatment strategies and progress on elucidating pathogenic mechanisms.

Congratulations to the poster prize winners:

1st prize: Andrew J Nicoll, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK (Abstract P66)

2nd prize: Naoyuki Sato, Osaka University, Japan (Abstract P35)

3rd prize: Shadaan Zulfiqar, NCBS-TIFR, Bangalore, India (Abstract P53)

The abstracts from the conference have been published in the journal Molecular Neurodegeneration and can be found here.

Organizing committee

Guojun Bu (Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Robert Vassar (Northwestern University, Chicago, USA)
Huaxi Xu (Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA)
Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA)
Frédéric Checler (Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Henrietta M Nielsen (Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Molecular Neurodegeneration 2013 program