The role of Microglia in psychiatric disorders is getting more and more important. These macrophages of the brain might play an important role in affective disorders like depression and bipolar disorder as well as in schizophrenia. Therefore, Nadja is joining the discussion about new developments in microglial Research at the SyNergy Microglial Meeting 2018 in Munich. On Friday the 21th of September Nadja is giving a talk about Microglia activation in the PolyI:C model of schizophrenia at the meeting. At the talk, she will also discuss recent findings of David’s and Marie’s work.
The annual meeting of the German Society for Bipolar Disorder (DGBS) is taking place from the 6th to the 8th of September in Hamburg. This conference brings together patients, relatives of patients and scientist associated with Bipolar Disorder. Dominik will not only attend there for fruitful discussions and learn more about the human side of Bipolar Disorder. He has the great honor to give a talk about animal models for Bipolar Disorder, focusing on his recently published article animal models for bipolar disorders: from bedside to the cage. The talk will take place in the session “recent findings from research” together with the winner of last year Jules-Angst research award of the DGBS Dr. Sarah Kittel-Schneider. Feel free to join if you are interested!