Cancelled!!! CBBM Lecture "Amyloid pathology in Alzheimer’s disease"

by Prof. Pieter Jelle Visser,

Maastricht University Medical Centre / School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNS),

VU University Medical Centre,

The Netherlands

will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 17:15 to 18:15 in CBBM Building, Ground Floor, Room 50/51.

Host: Prof. Lars Bertram
Lübeck Interdisciplinary Platform for Genome Analytics (LIGA)
Universität zu Lübeck


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. On the molecular level it is characterized by aggregation of beta amyloid. Amyloid aggregation is already present up to 20 years before dementia onset and is also common in subjects with other types of dementia. In my lecture I will discuss the epidemiology and cognitive and imaging correlates of amyloid pathology as measured in CSF or on PET scans in non-demented and demented subjects. In addition I will present an overview of novel strategies targeting amyloid aggregation.


Visser received his MD from University of Utrecht and his PhD from University of Masstricht. From 2000 and 2006 he completed the postdoctoral training program in Epidemilogy with the Dutch Soceity for Medical Biological Research. Since 2016 he is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology at the Maastricht University Medical Centre. His research interests lie in the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.