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The aim of the meeting is to discuss how e-Science can help fight pressing societal problems such as Alzheimer’s Disease.
The example will be described of FP7-funded neuGRID project (www.neuGRID.eu), a user-friendly grid-based research e-Infrastructure enabling the European neuroscience community to develop markers for the disease that will be critical to the development of effective drugs.
Speakers include Director General of DG INFSO Mr. Robert Madelin, Directorate F Director Mr. Mario Campolargo, Mr Remi Quirion from the Canadian Institute of Health Research, scientific and technical partners of neuGRID and outGRID, officers from DG RESEARCH Joint Programming for Neurodegenerative Diseases and DG SANCO.
Speakers will discuss the state-of-art and the future needs of e-Infrastructures at the crossroads of research, information and communication technology, and clinical care.
Special emphasis will be devoted to the international context where e-Infrastructures need to be built and become operational.
The feasibility of the ultimate goal of neuroscientists to develop a global virtual imaging laboratory by joining forces across the Atlantic (as pursued by FP7 outGRID www.outGRID.eu) will be addressed.


Press Release

neuGRID Fact Sheet

outGRID leaflet


AGENDA

     

6.30

WELCOME

Mario Mauro, Member of the European Parliament

6.35

OPENING

e-Science and the Brain – Towards the European Year of Active Ageing and the European Year of the Brain
Robert Madelin, Director General INFSO
Introduction by Mario Campolargo, Director, Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures, DG INFSO

6.45

THE PROBLEM

e-Infrastructures to Foster Drug Discovery for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Giovanni B. Frisoni, Coordinator of neuGRID and outGRID

6.55

THE EUROPEAN SOLUTION

neuGRID
Richard McClatchey, Technical Supervisor of neuGRID

7.05

THE NORTH AMERICAN SOLUTION

CBRAIN and LONI
Alan Evans, Principal Investigator of CBRAIN, Montreal, Canada

7.15

THE GLOBAL SOLUTION OF THE FUTURE

outGRID: integrating neuGRID with LONI and CBRAIN to develop an e-Science global electronic infrastructure
David Manset, Technical Coordinator of outGRID

7.25

INTERNATIONAL ROUND TABLE

Better Brain Health Through Innovative Technology In Europe And North America - Moderator: Gary Finnegan
Rémi Quirion, Canadian Institute of Health Research
Kostas Glinos, Head, Unit GEANT & e-Infrastructures, DG INFSO
Peteris Zilgalvis TBC, Head of Unit, ICT for Health, DG INFSO
Philippe Cupers, Joint Programming for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Karin Lohmann, WP Chair Process Plan in Euro-BioImaging

8.25

CONCLUSIONS

Mario Mauro, Member of the European Parliament

8.30

COCKTAIL

All participants are invited

 



LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 1047, Brussels, Belgium
Date: January 26th, 2011


From “Zaventem” Airport (central Brussels’ airport):
Taxies are available just outside the airport terminal.
The airport has its own bus station with a number of services to the capital, including hourly bus #12 running to Métro Schuman in the EU Quarter.
The underground station (level -1) at Zaventem airport offers train services to the city. From 5.27 a.m. several trains ride to “Bruxelles-Nord” (Brussels North station) where you must change to a train for “Bruxelles-Schuman” (Brussels Schuman station). The train journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

From “Charleroi” Airport:
Taxies are available just outside the airport terminal.
The airport is in fact some 50km south of central Brussels.
Every 30 minutes a shuttle coach leaves the airport to take you to the main Brussels railway station (“Bruxelles Midi”), otherwise a special bus (Airport Express - A) will take you to Charleroi-South train station. from where there are regular services to “Bruxelles Midi” (Brussels South) Station. A combined ticket bus + train can be bought in the terminal.

From “Bruxelles-Midi” (Brussels South) station:
Taxies are available at the station’s main exit.
With three direct trains per hour as from 5.21 a.m., Brussels South station offers an easy train connection to “Bruxelles Schuman” station. The train journey takes approximately 16 minutes.

From Métro Schuman/Schuman Station
The European Parliament can be reached on foot; here are the directions:
1. Head east on Rue de la Loi toward Robert Schumanplein 130 m
2. At Robert Schumanplein, take the 1st exit onto Froissartstraat 300 m
3. Turn right at Belliardstraat/N295 150
3. Turn right at Belliardstraat/N295 150 m
4. Continue onto N23 75 m
5. Turn left toward Rue Wiertz 22 m
6. Turn right toward Rue Wiertz 220 m
7. Turn left toward Rue Wiertz 34 m
8. Turn right toward Rue Wiertz 46 m
9. Turn left at Rue Wiertz
Go through 2 roundabouts 200 m
Point of arrival Parlement Européen, Rue Wiertz, Ixelles 1047 Bruxelles, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Estimated time : 12 min.





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ORGANISATION CONTACTS

Chiara Barattieri, Project Manager
neuGRID and outGRID
Tel: +39 030 3501311
cbarattieri@fatebenefratelli.it

Cristina Bagnoli, Assistant Project Manager
neuGRID and outGRID
Tel: +39 030 3501361
cbagnoli@fatebenefratelli.it


To confirm your attendance or for further assistance, please contact Marjorie Courtoy at mcourtoy@hillandknowlton.com or +32 (0)27379526.



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