The Cellular Bioenergetics in Neurodegenerative Diseases consortium (CeBioND) had a very successful annual meeting in the RCSI on May 22nd/23rd.

The CeBioND consortium is performing a cross disease analysis to investigate common and distinct mechanisms of mitochondrial energetic dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. Prof. Jochen Prehn, Dr. Niamh Connolly and Dr. Orla Watters from the Department of Physiology are the RCSI members of the international consortium, which also includes Dr. Maria Ankarcrona and Dr. Catarina Pinho from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, Dr. Paola Pizzo and Dr. Pierre Theurey from the University of Padova in Italy, Dr. David Park and Dr. Alvin Joselin from the University of Ottawa in Canada, and Dr. Daniele Bano and Dr. Anna Gioran from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Germany.CeBionD 1CEBIOND 2More information on the CeBioND consortium can be found at