Killam Seminar Series: The Composition and Heterogeneity of Alpha-Synuclein Pathologies in the Human Brain
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Wilma D.J. van de Berg
Associate Professor, Clinical Neuroanatomy and Biobanking, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
Host: Abbas Sadikot
Bio: Wilma D.J. van de Berg is Associate Professor, group leader, at the dept. of Anatomy & Neurosciences of the Amsterdam UMC, Vrije University Amsterdam, Director of the Normal Aging Brain Collection Amsterdam and President of the Dutch Parkinson Scientists association, Netherlands. She received her PhD in Cellular Neuroscience and at University of Maastricht in 2003. Afterwards, she specialized in neuroanatomy and neuropathology of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders at VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam. Her research team Clinical Neuranatomy and Biobanking (CNAB) studies human brain morphology and protein aggregation in post-mortem human brain tissue of donors with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders from macro-to-nanoscale using advanced imaging methods. She co-leads the multicentre observational longitudinal cohort study ‘Profiling Parkinson’s (ProPark)’ aiming to identify molecular profiles for stratifying Parkinson patients for next clinical trials.
Supported by the generosity of the Killam Trusts, the MNI's Killam Seminar Series invites outstanding guest speakers whose research is of interest to the scientific community at the MNI and McGill University.