Welcome to IUBMB Focused Meeting on Neurodegenerative Disease

Neurodegenerative diseases are the most devastating diseases in the 21st century with huge unmet medical needs. Intensive researches on the fundamental mechanism and disease treatments are urgently needed. In this meeting, we would like provide a platform for discussion on recent advances in neurodegenerative diseases and potentials for therapeutic development, with the intention to build ties and foster collaborations. With the support of the IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), the theme of the meeting covers Alzheimer’s disease, mocavement disorder, protein aggregation and transmission, and stem cell research. We believe this meeting is a great opportunity for global and local scientists to work together and fight the diseases. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately we had to postpone the meeting earlier of 2020. We decide to rearrange the meeting on April 21-23, 2021. Looking forward to welcomeing you in Taipei!

Topics in the Meeting

1. Alzheimer's Disease
2. Movement Disorders
3. From Protein Aggregation to Neurodegenerative Diseases
4. Cellular Therapy

About International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)

The meeting will be held in Academia Sinica and the foreign speakers will be joined by an pre-recorded video talk and live Q&A. Virtual meeting will open for overseas only.

Important Dates

20-March-2021  Abstract Submission

10-April-2021 Registration Deadline

Organizing Committee


Yun-Ru (Ruby) Chen, GRC, Academia Sinica

Rita P.-Y. Chen, IBC, Academia Sinica

Yijuang Chern, IBMS, Academia Sinica

Cheng-Ting Chien, IMB, Academia Sinica

Hung-Chih Kuo, ICOB, Academia Sinica

Yung-Feng Liao, ICOB, Academia Sinica

Joseph Jen-Tse Huang, IoC, Academia Sinica




Adriano Aguzzi University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ho Yin Edwin Chan The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
Jun-An Chen Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yun-Ru (Ruby) Chen Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Irene Han-Juo Cheng National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Jong-Ling Fuh Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Chaur-Jong Hu Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
Eminy H.Y. Lee Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Guey-Jen Lee-Chen National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
I-Hui Lee Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Oscar K. Lee National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Shuo-Chien Ling National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ingrid Liu Tzu Chi University, Taiwan
Nobuyuki Nukina Doshisha University, Japan
Claudio Soto The University of Texas Medical School, USA
Hwan-Ching Tai National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Jun Takahashi Kyoto University, Japan
Motomasa Tanaka RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan
Naruhiko Sahara National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan
Che-Kun James Shen Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Shang-Hsun Yang National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Su-Chun Zhang Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore