Berlin Brains - What a Janus-headed protein does for us in health and disease

One of the causes of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is that the protein “tau” behaves incorrectly in the brain. What kind of protein is tau, what functions does it take on in the healthy brain, and what does tau (no longer) do when dementia occurs? In their lecture, Susanne Wegmann and Maximilian Franck report on how and why one and the same protein can be good or bad for brain function and how attempts are made to increase the positive influences.

Event in German

Dr. Susanne Wegmann, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Maximilian Franck, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Moderation: Dr. Jochen Müller

Tickets can be bought here.

The 7th "season" of this successful collaboration between Charité and Urania will be presented jointly in 2022 by: Einstein Center for Neurosciences, Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), Collaborative Research Center 1315 (SFB1315), Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN). 

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