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Venue: H. Lundbeck A/S , Ottiliavej 9, Valby, Copenhagen , Denmark

Organizing committee:
Birger Brodin, Professor, University of Copenhagen;
Kristiina Huttunen, Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland;
Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes, Senior Professor, Uppsala University;
Christoffer Bundgaard, Director, H. Lundbeck A/S

08:30-09:00    Registration & coffee
09:00-09:15   Welcome from the organizers
09:15-09:45   Molecular anatomy of brain barriers
Christer Betsholtz , Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden
09:45-10:15   Precapillary Sphincters and their roles in the brain vasculature
Søren Grubb, Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
10:15-10:45   Coffee
10:45-11:15   Mechanistic studies on BBB permeability
Maarja Andaloussi Mäe, Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden
11:15-11:45   Comparison of diffusion properties of different neurotrophic factors in brain parenchyma
Mikko Airavaara, Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland
11:45-12:15   Brain delivery and elimination of antibodies that cross the BBB by transferrin receptor-mediated transcytosis
Stina Syvänen, Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden
12:15-14:00   Lunch and poster session
14:00-14:30   Development of a single domain brain shuttle platform
Peter Ravn, Director, Antibody Discovery & Assay Technology H. Lundbeck A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark
14:30-15:00   The potential of Basigin for receptor mediated transcytosis
Sandra B. Vergo, Principal Scientist, Antibody Discovery & Assay Technology H. Lundbeck A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark
15:00-15:15   Coffee and cake
15:15-15:45   Appetite lowering peptides gain access to discrete brain regions
Anna Secher, Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk A/S, Måløv, Denmark
15:45-16:15   Connecting the dots in 3D: Brain delivery and efficacy of a BBB shuttle-enhanced aducanumab biosimilar in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease
Yasir Gallero-Salas, Imaging Specialist, Gubra A/S, Hørsholm, Denmark
16:15-16:45   Shedding light on the BBB black box using two-photon microscopy
Krzysztof Kucharz, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
16:45-17:00   Goodbye from the organizers
17:00-18:30   Wine, snacks & networking outside the auditorium

Registration is mandatory, attendance is free. Attendees are accepted on a first-come-first serve basis. Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration.

Feel free to submit a poster abstract (1 A4 page, PDF format) and bring a poster (A0).
We are unfortunately not able to assist with travel and accommodation.