Fatty acids and their intermediates and derivatives have been recognized as crucial mediators of brain health. Consequently, disturbances in brain fatty acid metabolism are highly implicated in different aspects of neuronal dysfunction.
The thematic area of FAT4BRAIN is focused on the pivotal and common role of mitochondria-related fatty acid metabolism for the development of neurological disorders, a topic of highest biomedical and societal concern. The concerted research activities aim at deciphering novel mechanisms and developing new treatment strategies against these devastating diseases.
FAT4BRAIN kick-off meetingThe kick-off meeting of FAT4BRAIN took place on 7 - 8 November 2019 in Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
All partners arrived to Riga with the aim to start work on the project and , discuss implementation. During the meeting, FAT4BRAIN Executive Board, External Advisory Board, Focus area leads were appointed. Work package leaders updated schedule of upcoming events. In addition, joint publication possibilities, including review related to fatty acid metabolite involvement in CNS physiology and pathology, were discussed.
The 1st online workshop for early-stage researchersThe 1st FAT4BRAIN workshop in a series on career development 'How to become a successful researcher' will be held on April 30th.
The workshop will focus on the three topics Reseach ethics, Intellectual property and Scientific communication, presented by experts on the respective field from Uppsala University. The Schedule of the workshop could be found here.