Prof. Philippe Amouyel
Title of the presentation: The Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND), Building Alliances and Collaboration
Phillipe Amouyel,MD PhD, is Professor of Public Health at the Lille University Hospital (France). He leads a large academic research unit working on public health and molecular epidemiology of ageing diseases. Part of his research, devoted to the study of determinants, mainly genetic of Alzheimer's disease (AD), has resulted in his discovery of several new susceptibility genes for AD. From 2002 to 2011, he also headed Institut Pasteur de Lille, a private non-profit foundation. Since 2008, he has been the CEO of the Fondation Plan Alzheimer, a French non-profit dedicated to supporting innovative, cutting-edge research for AD and related disorders. In addition, he chairs the EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), a 30 country initiative aimed at tackling the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular AD.