Poster Awards ENCALS meeting 2019 Tours

17 May 2019

Many young PhD students and post docs presented their research at the ENCALS meeting 15-17 May 2019 in Tours. The aim of the ENCALS meeting is to allow young researchers for exchange of ideas with peers and with top international investigators. Two poster sessions provided ample opportunity to share new ideas and discuss the exciting developments in the field. Every year the ENCALS award committee selects the best posters with a PhD student as first author for the ENCALS PhD student poster award.

Prof. dr. Ammar Al-Chalabi, chair of the ENCALS Award Committee, congratulated 19 winners with the ENCALS PhD student Poster Award on the last day of the ENCALS meeting in Tours.

The PhD student poster award winners of the ENCALS meeting 2019 are:

  • Harry Bowles, King’s College London, UK
    Application and optimisation of ensemble methods for survival analysis in ALS
  • François Muratet, ICM Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord, France
    Genetic and functional analysis of TIA1 in a large cohort of FALS and patients with early onset ALS
    View abstract
  • Sarah Opie-Martin, King’s College London, UK
    Investigation of ALS risk using the Comprehensive Smoking Index
  • James Rooney, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Ireland
    Confirmation that the C9orf72 expansion is associated with accelerated respiratory function decline in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    View abstract
  • Maher Zoubi, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
    Behavioral assessment of attention in ALS
  • Rangariroyashe Hannah Chipika, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    Posterior cerebral changes in ALS: Occipital and parietal pathology
    View abstract
  • Amina Coffey,  Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    Cortico-Muscular Coherence Patterns in Motor Neuron Disease
  • Ahmad Al Khleifat, King’s College London, UK
    Plasma neurofilament light chain for the diagnosis of neurogenerative disease
  • Antonio Fasano, Stefan Dukic & Amina Coffey, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    EEG-power in the motor network as a potential biomarker for disease progression in ALS
    View abstract
  • Ana Candalija, University of Oxford, UK
    Transcriptomic analysis of C9orf72 iPSC-derived motor neurons identifies a dysregulation in vesicle transport pathways.
    View poster
  • Elise Liu, ICM- INSERM, France
    Deciphering the respective contribution of macrophages and microglia to motor neuron degeneration in ALS using human iPS cells.
  • Katrien Neyrinck, KU Leuven, Belgium
    Elucidating the role of mutant fused in sarcoma (FUS) oligodendrocytes in the pathophysiology of ALS using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
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  • Elisabeth Rossaert, KU-VIB Leuven, Belgium
    Restoration of histone acetylation ameliorates disease and metabolic abnormalities in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • David Gordon, University of Oxford, UK
    A high throughput screen identifying modifiers of motor neuron survival and stress granule dynamics from a TDP-43 transgenic mouse model of ALS
  • Elaheh Ekhtiari Bidhendi, Umeå University, Sweden
    Transmissibility of SOD1 prion strains between mice expressing different mutant human SOD1s
  • Paul Lingor, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    ROCK-ALS: a phase IIa clinical trial evaluating inhibition of Rho kinase (ROCK) with Fasudil as disease-modifying treatment for ALS
    View poster
  • Loreto Martinez-Gonzalez, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas-CSIC, Spain
    Tideglusib, a drug candidate for the treatment of ALS
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  • Maria-Letizia Campanari, Sorbonne Université, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), France
    TDP-43 Regulation of Acetylcholinesterase Splicing and Implications for NMJ structure
  • Chloe Allen, University of Sheffield, UK
    Antioxidant drugs reveal the potential for patient stratification in Motor Neurone Disease
    View poster