Euan MacDonald Centre Academic Afternoon

Euan MacDonald Centre Academic Afternoon


November 21, 2017
Chancellor's Building, Little France, Edinburgh EH16 4SB

All Euan MacDonald Centre members are invited to our Academic Afternoon, which is a chance to meet fellow researchers and hear about some of the Centre's work. We are also delighted to host an external distinguished speaker, Dr Ted Fon from McGill University, Montreal. He will be speaking on “The role of Parkinson’s disease genes in mitochondrial quality control”. His lab webpage is

Everyone who is able to stay on after this is welcome to join us for drinks and pizzas in the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.

The event is free, but please register by Wednesday 15th November, for catering purposes.

Draft programme

14:00-14:10 Welcome & introduction

14:10-14:30 Guy Bewick, Developmental emergence of transmission deficits in SOD1-G93A mouse NMJs and amelioration by TGF-beta2

14:30-14:50 Jenna Gregory, Interrogating the spatial transcriptome of motor neurone disease

14:50-15:10 TBC

15:10-15:40 Break (Seminar Room 1)

15:40-16:00 Amit Chouhan, Astrocytes control motoneuron excitability in a human iPSC-based model of ALS

16:00-16:20 Richard Ribchester, Keeping an eye on NMJs in ALS: progress in diagnostic imaging and neuroprotection

16:20-16:40 HongYan Zhang, Title TBC

16:40-17:10 Invited speaker: Dr Ted Fon, Scientific Director, Montreal Neurological Institute; Director, FRQS Quebec Parkinson Network; Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University. Title TBC.

17:10-18:30 Drinks and pizzas (Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic)


Please note: Ted is available to meet researchers in Edinburgh during the morning and early afternoon of Wednesday 22nd November 2017. If anyone would like to meet with him, please get in touch with David Wyllie (