Professor Rejko Krueger
University of Luxembourg
International Keynote Speaker
Prof Rejko Krüger (Professor Dr. med.) is Professor of Neuroscience at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg, and Director of Transversal Translational Medicine at the Luxembourg Institute of Health.
His clinical and experimental research on Parkinson’s disease is supported by an Excellence Grant (PEARL) from the Fonds National de Recherche (FNR). He joined University of Luxembourg in June 2014 after serving nine years as Associate Professor for Neurology at the University of Tübingen and as Head of the Laboratory for Functional Neurogenomics at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen, Germany.
His clinical and research experience extends over 20 years with a special interest focus in the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases, which has resulted in more than 150 scientific publications thus far (>20.000 citations, h-index 49).
Professor Anne Kelso AO FAA FAHMS
Chief Executive Officer
National Health & Medical Research Council
Professor Anne Kelso AO FAA FAHMS is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Government’s lead agency for the funding of health and medical research. Following her PhD at the University of Melbourne, Professor Kelso undertook research in immunology, first at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Lausanne and then at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane. From 2000 until 2006, she was also Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology. She then returned to Melbourne as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza from 2007 until she took up her role with NHMRC in 2015.
She is a member of several Government and international committees, including the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (advising the Minister for Health on the strategy and priorities for the Medical Research Future Fund) and the boards of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases and the Human Frontier Science Program Organization.
First Assistant Secretary
Medical Research Futures Fund (MRFF) | Department of Health
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Professor Simon Lewis
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Dr Paul Silberstein
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