Partners

Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC

Alzheimer Center Amsterdam opened in 2000, and is co-directed by Profs. van der Flier and Pijnenburg. In this clinic, top quality patient care and scientific research are organised in a mutually beneficial collaboration. Alzheimer Center Amsterdam currently employs over 100 people, and is based at the department of Neurology. Research is embedded in Amsterdam Neuroscience.

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Mark van den Brink photography
https://www.markvandenbrink.nl/

Philip Scheltens (Prof.)

Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, Department of Neurology, Amsterdam Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Mark van den Brink photography
https://www.markvandenbrink.nl/

Wiesje van der Flier (Prof.)

Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, Department of Neurology, department of Department of Epidemiology and Data Science, Amsterdam Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Thomas Jeninga
www.thomasjeninga.com

Leonie (N.C.) Visser (PhD)

Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, Department of Neurology, Amsterdam Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Mark van den Brink photography
https://www.markvandenbrink.nl/

Astrid Hooghiemstra (PhD)

Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, Department of Neurology, Amsterdam Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Department of Medical Humanities, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Marissa Zwan (PhD)

Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, Department of Neurology, Amsterdam Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Heleen Hendriksen (MSc)

Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, Department of Neurology, Amsterdam Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Alzheimer Europe

Alzheimer Europe (AE) is a non-governmental organisation aiming to provide a voice to people with dementia and their carers, make dementia a European priority, promote a rights-based approach to dementia, support dementia research and strengthen the European dementia movement. AE has currently 37 members (national Alzheimer associations) across Europe.

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Jean Georges (Executive Director)

Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg

Dianne Gove (PhD, Director for Projects)

Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg

Ana Diaz (PhD, Project Officer)

Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg

27th Alzheimer Europe Conference: Patricia Kalisch photography

Cindy Birck (PhD, Project Officer)

Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg

Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center

Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) is a research facility dedicated to research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and healthy ageing from a clinical, cognitive, and biomarkers perspective. BBRC has a multidisciplinary research team comprising experts in AD pathophysiology, genetics, biomarkers, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging. The BBRC’s flagship project is the ALFA study, a cohort of over 2700 participants, enriched in risk factors for AD.

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Carolina Minguillón (PhD, Head of the Research Management Office)

Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center, Spain

Karine Fauria (PhD, Head of Scientific Management)

Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center, Spain

Juan Domingo Gispert (PhD, Research Group Leader)

Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center, Spain

Jose María González-de-Echávarri (MD, Neurologist)

Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center, Spain

Gonzalo Sánchez-Benavides (PhD, Neuropsychologist)

Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center, Spain

Iva Knezevic (PhD, Scientific Project Manager)

Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center, Spain

Combinostics Oy

Combinostics develops tools for diagnosis and efficient management of neurodegenerative diseases. cNeuro® is Combinostics’ cloud platform for quantitative assessment of brain images and for providing clinical decision support in neurological disorders. cNeuro is regulatory cleared in Europe, US and Brazil.

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Jyrki Lötjönen (Chief Scientific Officer)

Combinostics Oy, Finland

Antti Tolonen (Senior Imaging Scientist)

Combinostics Oy, Finland

Deutsches Institut für Demenzprävention der Universität des Saarlandes

Deutsches Institut für Demenzprävention (DIDP) is a multidisciplinary institute in the Medical Faculty that combines basic research with clinical expertise for translational and applied research. Research involves regional models for advanced population-based prevention to coordination of large international programs like LipiDiDiet, which conducts clinical trials and develops one of the leading interventions for prodromal Alzheimer’s disease.

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Tobias Hartmann (PhD, Prof.)

Deutsches Institut für Demenzprävention der Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

Experimental Neurology, Saarland University, Germany

Marcus Grimm (PhD)

Deutsches Institut für Demenzprävention der Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

Experimental Neurology, Saarland University, Germany

Heike Grimm (PhD)

Deutsches Institut für Demenzprävention der Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

Experimental Neurology, Saarland University, Germany

Anna Lauer (Dipl.)

Deutsches Institut für Demenzprävention der Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

Experimental Neurology, Saarland University, Germany

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare 

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is an independent research and expert agency under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. THL aims to study, monitor, and develop measures to promote the well-being and health of the population in Finland. It gathers information based on research and registers, and provides expertise to support decision-making.

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Tiia Ngandu (MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof.)

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Jenni Lehtisalo (PhD)

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Markku Peltonen (PhD, Prof.)

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Anna Rosenberg (PhD)

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Fundación CITA-Alzheimer Fundazioa

Fundación CITA Alzheimer Fundazioa (Centre for Research and Advanced Therapies for AD) is a non-profit research institution founded in 2009. Its vision is to be a reference institution in research and contribute to society’s well-being through the transfer of knowledge, research, caring, education and raising awareness on Alzheimer’s disease.

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Pablo Martinez-Lage (MD, PhD, Scientific Director)

Fundación CITA-Alzheimer Fundazioa, Spain

Mikel Tainta (MD)

Fundación CITA-Alzheimer Fundazioa, Spain

Biodonostia Health Research Institute, San Sebastián, Spain.

Ane Iriondo (PhD)

Fundación CITA-Alzheimer Fundazioa, Spain

Ainara Estanga (PhD)

Fundación CITA-Alzheimer Fundazioa, Spain

Mirian Ecay (PhD)

Fundación CITA-Alzheimer Fundazioa, Spain 

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and it aims to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society is one of the largest departments within KI with more than 500 employees, several hundred affiliated researchers and 1 600 full-year students. Within the Division of Clinical Geriatrics at KI, research focuses on dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease.

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Miia Kivipelto (MD, PhD, Prof.)

Public Health Promotion Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland 

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Center for Alzheimer Research, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 

Institute of Clinical Medicine, Neurology, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Neuroepidemiology and Ageing Unit, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Francesca Mangialasche (MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.)

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Aging Research Center, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Sweden

Myroslava Protsiv (MSc, Research Group Coordinator)

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Sigrid Eklöf (Executive Assistant)

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Maris Hartmanis (PhD, Affiliated Prof., CEO)

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 

FINGERS Brain Health Institute, Sweden

Ewelina Kurczynska (MSc, Research Group Coordinator)

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 

Anders Wimo (Adjunct Prof.)

Division of Neurogeriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Centre for Research and Development, Uppsala University/County Council of Gävleborg, Sweden

Linus Jönsson (MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof.)

Division of Neurogeriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Alina Solomon (MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof.)

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Neurology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Ageing Epidemiology (AGE) Research Unit, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Theme Aging, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Anna Matton (PhD, Asst. Prof.)

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Ron Handels (PhD)

Division of Neurogeriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNS), Alzheimer Centrum Limburg, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Mariagnese Barbera (PhD)

University of Eastern Finland, Finland and Imperial College London, UK

Charlotta Thunborg (PhD)

Division of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences 

The National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences (NICN) is the largest epilepsy center in Hungary and the third largest neurosurgery unit of Europe. NICN is pioneer in the field of neuroimaging and neurophysiology studies on major neurocognitive disorders.

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András Horváth (MD, PhD, Asst. Prof.)

National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Hungary

Anita Kamondi (MD, PhD, Prof.)

National Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Hungary

Semmelweis University, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

We receive patients from around the country in our 120 beds, while there is also ongoing care in our daily hospital. We have a 20-bed unit specialized in neuropsychiatry and gerontology. Our outpatient clinics and caring services play a significant role in preventive mental health tasks and rehabilitation/community care.

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Gábor Csukly (MD, PhD)

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Hungary

Zoltán Hidasi (MD, PhD)

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Hungary

Vanda Koszovácz

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Hungary

Zsolt Huszár (MD)

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Hungary

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine 

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg is accelerating biomedical research by closing the link between systems biology and medical research. As such, the LCSB is coordinating the first national programme on integrated care for prevention of dementia, the Programme Démence Prévention (pdp).

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Rejko Krüger (MD, PhD, Prof.)

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine

Luxembourg Institute of Health

Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg

Anne Kaysen (PhD)

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine

Valerie Schröder (MSc)

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine

Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg

Deborah McIntyre (MD)

Luxembourg Institute of Health

Centre Hospitalier du Nord

Amna Skrozic (MSc)

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine

Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg

EURO-FINGERS is an EU Joint Programme –
Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) project.

The project is supported through the following funding organisations under the aegis of JPND – www.jpnd.eu: Finland, Academy of Finland; Germany, Federal Ministry of Education and Research; Spain, National Institute of Health Carlos III; Luxemburg, National Research Fund; Hungary, National Research, Development and Innovation Office; The Netherlands, Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development; Sweden, Swedish Research Council.