In April 2018 the inaugural Biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases course took place at the University of Gothenburg, and now the 2nd Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases course will be held in April 2019 in Queen Square, London, as an exciting UCL/University of Gothenburg collaboration. Aimed at PhD level and beyond, this detailed and comprehensive 4 day course will feature leading names in biomarker research including Profs. William Jagust (University of California, Berkeley), John Hardy (UCL), Henrik Zetterberg (UCL/UGot), Kaj Blennow (UGot), Jonathan Schott (UCL) and Nick Fox (UCL). The course will welcome delegates from around the world for a unique educational and networking opportunity.
Biomarkers are increasingly required for effective research into neurodegenerative diseases. They are critical for diagnosis, disease monitoring and will be key for measuring target engagement of disease modifying therapies. PhD students working in the field of neurodegeneration require a working knowledge of a range of biomarkers to correctly interpret scientific literature and to design and conduct successful and ambitious research studies. University College London and University of Gothenburg are leading international centres with complementary expertise in fluid and imaging biomarkers. This collaboration would be expected to strengthen the quality of biomarker training across both institutions and beyond, as well as fostering new research collaborations and providing delegates with outstanding networking opportunities.