Scientific Program (VOD)


International Society for Molecular Neurodegeneration (ISMND) 2024 Conference
Aging, Immunity and Peripheral Factors in Neurodegenerative Diseases

May 26-29, 2024, Seoul, Korea

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Day One, Sunday, May 26
Day One, Sunday, May 26
Arrival Day
Day Two, Monday, May 27
Time Day Two, Monday, May 27

08:30 - 08:50

Welcome Remarks

08:50 - 10:10

Session I: Molecular and Pathogenic Insights of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Co-Chair: Guojun Bu and Inhee Mook-Jung Bio

08:50 - 09:05

When and where does Alzheimer’s disease start?
Colin Masters, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience, Australia BioVOD

09:05 - 09:20

Exploring the diversity of molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease (Virtual)
Ted Dawson, Johns Hopkins University, USABioVOD

09:20 - 09:35

Molecular pathology of Alzheimer's disease and disease-modifying therapies
Takeshi Iwatsubo, The University of Tokyo, Japan BioVOD

09:35 - 09:50

From molecular mechanisms to development of targeted therapies for neurodegenerative disorders
Dimitri Krainc, Northwestern University, USA BioVOD

09:50 - 10:10


10:10 - 10:40

Coffee Break / Exhibits

10:40 - 12:00

Session II: Genetics and Biomarkers of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Co-Chair: Henrietta Nielsen and Sang Won Seo Bio

10:40 - 10:55

Genetics of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease implicates a causal role of efferocytosis
Alison Goate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, USA BioVOD

10:55 - 11:10

Endogenously generated Dutch-type Abeta oligomers dysregulate presynaptic neurotransmission in the absence of detectable inflammation (Virtual)
Samuel Gandy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, USA BioVOD

11:10 - 11:25

Plasma biomarkers for predicting the microglial phagocytic function in neurodegenerative diseases
Seung Hyun Kim, Hanyang University, Korea BioVOD

11:25 - 11:40

Tracking immune changes in dementia using body fluid biomarkers
Charlotte Teunissen, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands BioVOD

11:40 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:00 Luncheon Symposium (Eisai Korea Inc.): Shifting Paradigm in Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Chair: Kee Hyung Park Bio

12:00 - 12:30

Alzheimer's disease biomarkers towards a new era in the diagnosis and treatment of AD
Seong-Ho Koh, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Korea BioVOD

12:30 - 13:00

Aricept, redefining the therapeutic landscape for AD beyond symptomatic relief
Jae-Sung Lim, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea BioVOD

13:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 15:10

Session III: Aging and Peripheral-Central Interactions in Neurodegeneration

Co-Chair: Riqiang Yan and Yong-Keun Jung Bio

13:30 - 13:45

Gut-neuron communication in longevity regulation
Meng Wang, Janelia Research Campus, USA BioVOD

13:45 - 14:00

Gut-brain axis in Alzheimer's disease using patients-derived organoid system
Inhee Mook-Jung, Seoul National University, Korea BioVOD

14:00 - 14:15

Role of the gut microbiome in modulation of AD-like pathology in mouse models
Sam Sisodia, University of Chicago, USA BioVOD

14:15 - 14:30

Exploring the impact of cellular senescence on brain aging and neurodegeneration
Miranda Orr, Wake Forest University, USA BioVOD

14:30 - 14:45

Sphingolipid metabolism in Alzheimer's disease
Hee Kyung Jin, Kyungpook National University, Korea BioVOD

14:45 - 15:10


15:10 - 15:40

Coffee Break / Exhibits

15:40 - 16:40

Short Talk I: BrightFocus Foundation Early Career Investigator Session

Chair: Preeti Subramanian, BrightFocus Foundation, USA Bio

15:40 - 15:50

Spatial transcriptomics reveal impact of APOE4 allele on cell-cell communication and α-synuclein aggregation in Lewy body dementia
Yunjung Jin, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, USA VOD

15:50 - 16:00

Beneficial effects of Abca1 overexpression and LXR agonism on glial lipid accumulation and neurodegeneration in the P301S/ApoE4 tauopathy mouse model.
Alexandra Litvinchuk, Washington University in St. Louis, USA VOD

16:00 - 16:10

The understudied big tau isoform resists pathological changes
Dah-eun (Chloe) Chung, Baylor College of Medicine & Jan and Dan Duncan
Neurological Research Institute, USA VOD

16:10 - 16:20

Quantitative proteomics revealed novel protein components of amyloid fibril core.
Arun Upadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhilai, India VOD

16:20 - 16:30

In-vivo plasma biomarker concentrations associate with postmortem AD-neuropathology in the oldest old
Linda Lorenz, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands VOD

16:30 - 16:40

Association of objective sleep measures and white matter limbic system integrity in community-dwelling cognitively unimpaired older black and white adults
Omonigho Bubu, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA VOD

16:40 - 17:20

Panel Discussion I: Biomarkers and Therapeutic Strategies

Moderator: Henrietta Nielsen

Panelists: Colin Masters, Takeshi Iwatsubo, Charlotte Teunissen, Seung Hyun Kim, Miranda Orr BioVOD

17:20 - 17:40

BrightFocus Foundation Travel Fellowship Award Ceremony

Preeti Subramanian, BrightFocus Foundation, USA Bio

17:40 - 19:30

Poster Session I / Welcome Reception
Day Three, Tuesday, May 28
Time Day Three, Tuesday, May 28

08:30 - 10:10

Session IV: Immunity and Inflammation in Neurodegeneration

Co-Chair: Seung Hyun Kim and Hoon Ryu Bio

08:30 - 08:45

APOE: Role in inflammation and neurodegeneration (Virtual)
David Holtzman, Washington University School of Medicine, USA Bio

08:45 - 09:00

Microglial pathways and APOE regulating proteins in Alzheimer’s disease
Jungsu Kim, Indiana University, USA BioVOD

09:00 - 09:15

Inflammation drives aggregate propagation
Seung-Jae Lee, Seoul National University, Korea BioVOD

09:15 - 09:30

Phagocytic roles of glial cells in neurodegenerative diseases
Won-Suk Chung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea Bio

09:30 - 09:45

Targeting TREM2 for Alzheimer's disease therapy
Xiaofen Chen, Xiamen University, China BioVOD

09:45 - 10:10


10:10 - 10:40

Coffee Break / Exhibits

10:40 - 12:00

Session V: Pathogenic Mechanisms of Tau

Co-Chair: Robert Vassar and Seung-Yong Yoon Bio

10:40 - 10:55

The good, the bad and the ugly: how tau becomes toxic
Li Gan, Weill Cornell University, USA Bio

10:55 - 11:10

Tau-induced necroptosis in Alzheimer’s disease
Bart De Strooper, KU Leuven/University College London, Belgium/UK BioVOD

11:10 - 11:25

Age-related cellular vulnerability to tauopathy
Karen Duff, University College London, UK Bio

11:25 - 11:40

Altered immune response in hippocampal sparing Alzheimer’s disease may underlie greater cortical tau pathology (Virtual)
Melissa Murray, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, USA BioVOD

11:40 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break / Poster Session II

13:30 - 14:30

Short Talk II: Selected from submitted abstracts

Co-Chair: Hui (Iris) Zhang and YoungSoo Kim Bio

13:30 - 13:40

APOE3ch alleviates Aβ and tau pathology and neurodegeneration in the human APPNL-G-F cerebral organoid model of Alzheimer’s disease
Bai Lu, Tsinghua University, China VOD

13:40 - 13:50

Neuronal AMPK regulates microglial lipid droplet accumulation in tauopathy brain
Xu Chen, University of California San Diego, USA VOD

13:50 - 14:00

Human monocytes remain transcriptionally and functionally distinct from microglia despite long-term brain engraftment
Hayk Davtyan, University of California, Irvine, USA VOD

14:00 - 14:10

Age-dependent mitochondrial dysfunction and energy failure in human LRRK2-R1441G transgenic mice
Hui (Iris) Zhang, The University of Georgia, USA VOD

14:10 - 14:20

Parkinson's disease susceptibility loci are mediated through gene expression or splicing in microglia
Towfique Raj, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, USA VOD

14:20 - 14:30

BACE1 as therapeutic target for spinocerebellar ataxia
Jaehong Suh, MGH / Harvard Medical School, USA

14:30 - 16:10

Session VI: Genomics and Proteomics in Neurodegeneration

Co-Chair: Yueming Li and Seong-Ho Koh Bio

14:30 - 14:45

Genetic aging in neurodegenerative disorders
Owen Ross, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, USA BioVOD

14:45 - 15:00

Translating spatial cell atlas to tissue function in neurodegeneration
Xiao Wang, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA BioVOD

15:00 - 15:15

Proteogenomic approaches to study neurodegenerative disease
David Gate, Northwestern University, USA BioVOD

15:15 - 15:30

Illuminating the proteomic landscape of Alzheimer's disease: Insights from extensive profiling in human
brains and mouse models
Junmin Peng, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA BioVOD

15:30 - 15:45

Proteomics approaches to identify novel modifiers of tau pathology
Wilfried Rossoll, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, USA Bio

15:45 - 16:10


16:10 - 16:30

Coffee Break / Exhibits

16:30 - 17:20

Short Talk III: Selected from submitted abstracts

Co-Chair: Lucy Job, Molecular Neurodegeneration, USA Bio

16:30 - 16:40

Loss of TREM2 exacerbates parenchymal amyloid pathology but diminishes CAA in Tg-SwDI mice
Ling Li, University of Minnesota, USA VOD

16:40 - 16:50

Targeting p-tau217 with immunotherapy ameliorates murine tauopathy
Yingjun Zhao, Xiamen University, China VOD

16:50 - 17:00

The Mit/TFE- Vacuolar ATPase signaling and lysosome function in myelination and Alzheimer’s disease
Baiping Wang, Baylor College of Medicine, USA VOD

17:00 - 17:10

The role of autophagy in amyloid beta and tau metabolism and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease
Per Nilsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden VOD

17:10 - 17:20

The pTau217 interactome in human Alzheimer’s disease brain tissue
Eleanor Drummond, University of Sydney, Australia VOD

17:20 - 18:00

Panel Discussion II: New Systems and Technologies to Study Aging and Neurodegeneration

Moderator: Hui ZhengBio

Panelists: David Gate, Junmin Peng, Meng Wang, Bart De Strooper, Xiao Wang, Li Gan, Renu Balyan Bio

Day Four, Wednesday, May 29
Time Day Four, Wednesday, May 29

08:30 - 09:50

Session VII: Novel Mechanisms in Neurodegeneration

Co-Chair: Hui Zheng and Jung-Joon Sung Bio

08:30 - 08:45

Role of necroptosis in neuronal death and neurodegeneration
Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China Bio

08:45 - 09:00

Role of TDP-43 splicing repression in Alzheimer's disease exhibiting co-pathology of TDP-43
Philip Wong, Johns Hopkins University, USA BioVOD

09:00 - 09:15

Aggregation/spreading of RNA binding proteins in ALS pathogenesis
Sandrine Da Cruz, KU Leuven, Belgium BioVOD

09:15 - 09:30

Examining the therapeutic potential of microglial transplantation in chimeric models of AD and FTD (Virtual)
Matt Blurton-Jones, UC Irvine, USA BioVOD

09:30 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:10

Coffee Break / Exhibits

10:10 - 11:30

Session VIII: Novel Mechanisms in Neurodegeneration II

Co-Chair: Jungsu Kim and Jeong Hun Kim Bio

10:10 - 10:25

The forefront of fight for vision: In vivo genome editing for retinal degeneration
Jeong Hun Kim, Seoul National University, Korea Bio

10:25 - 10:40

Neuronal regulation of microglia homeostasis in development and disease
Melanie Samuel, Baylor College of Medicine, USA BioVOD

10:40 - 10:55

Minor mismatch repair complex genes are genetic drivers of striatum neuronal-selective pathogenesis in Huntington’s disease mice

X. William Yang, University of California at Los Angeles, USA

10:55 - 11:10

Impaired lipophagy in APOE ε4 human astrocytes drives lipid accumulation and inflammation
Julia TCW, Boston University, USA VOD

11:10 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

ISMND Travel Fellowship Awards & Closing Remarks