100 Years of Lewy Bodies - Where are we now?

15 Sep 2012


Website: www.100-years-lewy-bodies.de

One hundred years ago, Jacob Heinrich Lewy described intracellular eosinophilic inclusions in the brains of patients with "paralysis agitans", commonly known as Parkinson’s disease. Enormous progress has been made during the past decades in analysing the content and formation of Lewy bodies and their relation to neurodegenerative diseases.

This conference intends to gather researchers in the field of pathological alpha-synuclein aggregation to foster scientific exchange and discuss roadmaps to new therapies. Poster presentations are encouraged. Two poster prizes will be awarded. Three abstracts will be selected for oral contribution.

The conference venue is the "Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik der Universität München“ where Lewy made his seminal discovery while working in the laboratory of Alois Alzheimer.


  • Günter Höglinger - German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE), TUM Department of Neurology & Tranlational Neurodegneration
  • Armin Giese - LMU Zentrum für Neuropathologie und Prionenforschung
  • Kai Bötzel - LMU/KUM Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik
  • Johannes Levin - LMU/KUM Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik

Tel.: +49 341 240 596 73

Klinikum der Universität München, Campus Innenstadt
Psychiatrische Klinik und Poliklinik
Nußbaumstraße 7