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Alzheimer Europe welcomes new colleagues

Monday 02 January 2017

As of 2 January, Alzheimer Europe is pleased to welcome two new colleagues to its Luxembourg office:

Christophe Bintener, Project Officer

Christophe will contribute to the development and maintenance of a database for diagnosis and treatment guidelines in Europe and collaborate in the MOPEAD and ROADMAP projects.

He obtained a Master in Gerontology in 2016 at the University of Vechta. Between 2011 and 2016 he worked as a research assistant in different scientific projects focusing on psychological Gerontology.

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Cindy Birck, Project Officer

Cindy will collaborate in different research projects supported by Alzheimer Europe including EPAD and AMYPAD. She will also help in the dissemination of EU funded research projects. In addition, Cindy will develop and update the Alzheimer Europe database on clinical trials in Europe.

After completing a master’s degree in cellular and molecular biology in France, Cindy started her PhD at the University of Luxembourg. Her thesis was focused on the major cell of the central nervous system called “astrocyte”. On 28 November 2016, Cindy was successfully awarded the title of Doctor in Biology for her PhD thesis entitled “Astrocyte phenotype during differentiation: implication of the NFkB pathway”.

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