SEMINAR “Tau therapeutics in stress-driven brain pathology: A link between depression & Alzheimer´s disease”

MONDAY, 23th OCTOBER, 12:00

Dr Ioannis Sotiropoulos, ICVS Institute, Medical School, University of Minho, Portugal & ICVS/3B’s – PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal


Dr Ioannis (John) Sotiropoulos is FCT Investigador – Group Leader at the ICVS Institute of Medical School, University of Minho in Portugal. His research work focuses on understanding the orchestrating role of environmental risk factors (e.g. chronic stress) on the onset of Alzheimer´s disease (AD) with specific focus on the relationship between AD and depression, a stress-related disorder. Dr Sotiropoulos has molecular, electrophysiological and behavioral expertise on Tau protein and its involvement of pathological brain aging. He has previously trained and worked at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Germany), Columbia University (USA), RIKEN-Brain Science Institute (Japan), MRC Center for Synaptic Plasticity (UK) and Medical School, University of Athens (Greece). He has received different prizes and awards such as Hirlinga Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation, AD/PD 2015 Young Faculty Award and European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Fellowship Award, Canon Foundation Award, Hanssen Prize 2016.