Presentations

In the last 15 years our reserch has been presented at more than 40 national and international conferences  in form of oral presentations and posters. A selection of presentations and conferences is issued here. An index of all events is available upon request.

  • List of selected oral Presentations:

    „Wertewandel in Ernährungsempfehlungen - ein Gesundheitsgewinn?“ [

    "Prävention durch Ernährung – „Healthy Brain Aging“ zum Schutz vor Alzheimer Demenz“ [Nutrition for Prevention - „Healthy Brain Aging“ to protect from Alzheimer Dementia] Healthy Aging Conference, March 16, 2017, Fulda, Germany.

    Effects of Grape Skin Extract on Age-Related Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Memory and Life Span in C57/BJ6 Mice“ German Society for Nutrition (DGE) congress, March 1, 2017, Kiel, Germany.

    „Grape Skin Extract to provide healthy brain aging - Effects on Mitochondrial Function, Memory and Life Span“ Healthy Aging Conference, March 16, 2017, Fulda, Germany.

    „Mitochondrial Dysfunction - A common final pathway in brain aging and Alzheimer´s disease“ Neurokolloquium, January 10, 2017, Giessen, Germany.

    „Effects of longterm Rice Bran supplementation on survival cognition and brain mitochondrial function in aged NMRI mice“ Society for  Neuroscience meeting, November 14, 2016, San Diego, USA

    „Schützen regelmäßige Bewegung und richtige Ernährung vor Alzheimer?“ - Alzheimer Info Abend der Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V., September 02, 2016, Koeln, Germany.

    „Designerdrogen und Psychostimulanzien zur Steigerung der geistigen Leistungsfähigkeit“ Fortbildungsveranstaltung der Apothekerkammer Westfalen-Lippe: July, 06, 2016, Muenster; July 07, 2016, Dortmund, September 01, 2016, Paderborn, Germany

    „Designerdrogen und Psychostimulanzien zur Steigerung der geistigen Leistungsfähigkeit“ PharMSchool, University of Muenster, June 23, 2016, Muenster, Germany

    "Rice Bran Extract for the Prevention of Alzheimer`s Disease“. DGE-Tagung, March 02, 2016, Fulda, Germany.

    „Omega-3 Fettsäuren bei psychischen Erkrankungen - Erkenntnisse und Evidenzen“ DGF Jahrestagung -XII. H.P. Kaufmann-Tage, November 19, 2015, Heidelberg, Germany

    „Morbus Alzheimer: Was können Biofaktoren in der Prävention und der Therapie leisten?“ GfB-Symposium, November 5, 2015, Berlin, Germany

    "Rice Bran Extract for the Prevention of Alzheimer`s Disease“. (Hagl S, Eckert GP)  APSN Satellite Meeting on “Nutraceuticals in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Aging” on 19th – 21st August 2015, at the National University of Singapore.

    "Omega-3 fatty acids in neurodegenerative diseases: focus on mitochondria“  (Hagl S, Eckert GP) in the symposium entitled Novel approaches to neuroprotection at the XXVIIth International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function & XIIth International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET  , June 20, 2015, Vancouver, Canada.

    "Prävention der Alzheimer Demenz durch Polyphenole“ DPhG Bavaria, June 2015, Erlangen, Germany.

    „Wenn den Zellen das Licht ausgeht - mitochondriale Erkrankungen“ - Night of Science, June 20, 2015, Frankfurt, Germany.

    "A parenteral lipid emulsion protects from mitochondrial dysfunction in a MCAO mouse model of ischemic stroke“ (Berressem D, Eckert GP) Lipids and Brain, March 2015, Paris, France. 

    „Was ist belegt für die Auswirkungen des Lebensstils auf das Demenzrisiko“ - Hirnligasymposium 50. Jahre Tebonin, January 27, 2015, Frankfurt, Germany.

    „Prävention neurodegenerativer Erkrankungen mit pflanzlichen Sekundärstoffen“ - Pharmazieforum, January 23, 2015, Schladming, Austria.

    "Rice bran extract improves mitochondrial function in brains of aged NMRI mice" 5th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, October 2014, Berlin, Germany.

    "Omega-3 fatty acids (Omegaven) protect from mitochondrial dysfunction in a MCAO mouse model of stroke " 11th Biennial ISSFAL Congress, June 30, 2014, Stockholm, Sweden.

    Langkettige Omega-3 Fettsäuren für aktives und gesundes Altern - Fokus Gehirn BIDH Fachtagung Nahrungsergänzungsmittel, June 26, 2014, Mannheim, Germany.

    "Mitochondrial dysfunction an early target to prevent Alzheimer`s disease " Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, June 23, 2014, Praque, Cech Republic.

    "Rice Bran Extract for the prevention of Alzheimer`s disease“ Center for Aging and Associated Diseases at Zewail City, June 1, 2014, Giza, Egypt.

    "Rice Bran Extracts for the prevention of Alzheimer`s disease“ VitaFood Scientific Conference, May 06, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland.

    „Impaired Gernaylgeranyltransferase-I Regulation - a novel Target in Brain Aging“ Hirnliga Symposium on Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, April 04, 2014, Berlin, Germany.

    "Mitochondrial dysfunction as target in brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases.“  German University of Cairo, March 28, 2014, Cairo, Egypt.

    „Omega-3 fatty acids improve the mitochndrial function in the aging brain - impact for neurodegnerative diseases - Omega-3 Fettsäuren verbessern die mitochondriale Funktion im alternden Gehirn - Bedeutung für neurodegenerative Erkrankungen" (PUFA improve mitochondrial function in the ageing brain – impact for neurodegeneration). Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaften e.V. (DGF), Kaufmann-Tage, November, 21.-22., 2013, Heidelberg, Germany

    "Rice Bran Extract improves mitochondrial dysfunction in a mouse model of AD". Society for Neuroscience meeting, November, 11, 2013, San Diego, USA.

    „Mitochondrial dysfunction as target in brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases“. Professoren-Treff der BAumann-Gonser-Stiftung, November, 06, 2013, Hamburg, Germany.

    "Mitochondrial dysfunction as target in brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases.“ Graduate school for nutrition, Justus Liebig University of Gießen, October 30, 2013.

    "Let food be your medicine – the pharmacological perspective". One day symposium "Can medicine be your food? The challenging borderlines between medical  and food products", which will take place in the Royal Botanic Gradens, Kew, U.K. on Oktober 28, 2013.

    "Hauptsache mediterran? - Die Rolle der Ernährung bei der Alzheimer-Krankheit." (Mediterranean diet and Alzheimer`s disease) Alzheimer-Publikumstags „Unterm Mikroskop… Alzheimer-Forscher informieren“, den die Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V. (AFI), September 20, 2013, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

    "Rice Bran Extract improves mitochondrial dysfunction in a mouse model of aging". The 3rd Jubilee International Conference of Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry, Septemberr, 22.-25., 2013, Yerevan, Armenia.

    "Impairment of brain`s bioenergetics leads to Aging and Neurodegeneration." Seminar of the Neuroscience Lab (LIM-27), Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine - University of São Paulo, Brazil, September, 13, 2013.

    "Mitochondrial dysfunction as target in brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases." Neurosciences Symposium "Brain diseases: Clinical and experimental approaches and technological development" in celebration of the “Brazil-Germany Year” which will take place in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 9th to 12th of September, 2013.

    "Nutritional supplements as mitochondrial modulators of metabolic health." 35th ESPEN congress of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Leipzig, Germany, September, 1, 2013.

    "Hirndoping - Turbo-Denken durch Medikamente". Night-of-Science, Goethe-University of Frankfurt, June 21, 2013, Frankfurt, Germany.

    "PUFA in a life-time". 11th Fatty Acids in Cell Signaling meeting (FACS), which will be held in June 15-18, 2013 in Bad Homburg, Germany. LINK!

    Unveiling the Significance of Lipid Signaling in Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection. Sattelite symposium prior to the joint ISN-ASN conference, April 17-19, 2013 in Cancun, Mexico.

    Nahrung für das Gehirn: Für einen gesunden Denkapparat, Gehirn- und Traumastiftung Graubünden, March 2013, Chur, Switzerland.

    Nutritional improvement of bioenergetics for healthy ageing. DGE-Congress, March 2013, Bonn, Germany

    Mitochondria in neurodegeneration: an emerging role for omega-3-fatty acids. 8. Taste-Nutrition-Health Congress, March 2013, Dijon, France.

    "Hirndoping - Medizinische Indikationen versus Arzneimittelmissbrauch". (Neuroenhancement - medical indication versus drug abuse), DPhG, January 2013, Frankfurt, Germany.

    New Nutritional Neuroscience Insights: Future of Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods.  Healthy aging 2012 Conference, November 2012, Frankfurt, Germany.

    Langkettinge Omega-3-Fettsäuren bei ischämischem Schlaganfall: Prävention, Therapie und Rehabilitation. Vortrag im Rahmen des EPAX-Seminars, November 2012, München.

    Bedeutung der LC-n3-FS für Kinder im Vorschul- und Schulalter.  Symposium „Langkettige Omega-3-Fettsäuren: Essentielle Begleiter durch unser Leben“ - Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft (DGF), November 2012, Heidelberg, Germany.

    Olesoxime restores mitochondrial membrane properties and improves mitochondrial function in cellular and animal- models of Huntington`s disease, annual meeting of the american society for neuroscience (SFN), Oktober 2012, New Orleans,USA.

    Enhanced Isoprenoid Levels – a Common Pathological Hallmark of Neurodegenerative Diseases, fall 2012 seminar series, Pharmalogical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Collage of Pharmacy, October 2012, University of Houston, USA.

    GGTase-I a new target in brain aging, Int. Prenylation Soc (IPS), kick-off meeting, October 2012, New Orleans, USA

    Hauptsache mediterran? - Die Rolle der Ernährung bei der Alzheimer-Krankheit. Alzheimer-Publikumstags „Unterm Mikroskop… Alzheimer-Forscher informieren“, den die Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V. (AFI), April, 2012, in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Fish-oil improves mitochondrial function in the brain of aged mice – role for NPD-1. 11. Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids & Lipids, May 2012, Vancouver, Kanada.

    Traditional used plants against cognitive decline and Alzheimer`s disease. 13th International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology in collaboration with the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research, September 2012, Graz, Austria.

    Kann man Alzheimer vorbeugen?
 - Stand der Präventionsforschung 
    Hirnliga e.V. Symposium, January 2011, Frankfurt, Germany.

    γ-Oryzanol and Tocotrienol enriched Rice Bran Extract improves mitochondrial function ex vivo - Impact for brain aging. EU-Egypt Innovation Fund (EEIF) end of program exhibition, May 2011, Kairo, Egypt. 

    From waste to food supplemets – Neuroprotective properties of an γ-Oryzanol rich Rice Bran Extract. PharmSci 2011 meetings, August 2011, Nottingham, UK.

    Curcumin protects brain cells from age related mitochondrial dysfunction in vivo. 8. Conference on Mitochondrial Physiology and Pathology, September 2011, Bordeaux, France.

    Langkettinge Omega-3-Fettsäuren für das gesunde Altern des Gehirns und zum Schutz vor Demenz.  EPAX-Seminar, November 2011, München, Germany.

    Fish-Oil improves age-related Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Brain. 10. Fatty acid in cell signalling (FACS) meeting, November 2011, New Orleans, USA.

    Regulation of the brain mevalonate pathway is altered in aging - impact on Rho-GTPases and synaptic density, annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 2011, Washington, USA.

    Isoprenylation in brain aging and Alzheimer. Expert meeting:"Alzheimer`s disease: new persepctives on therapeutic targets and pathways, August 2011, Bad Hombourg, Germany.

    Plant derived omega-3-fatty acids protect mitochondrial function in the brain – Kolloquium “Ernährungsforschung aktuell”, April 2010, University Hohenheim, Hohenheim, Germany.

    Schutz des Gehirns durch Omegafettsäuren Workshps "Verbandes mittelständischer europäischer Hersteller und Distributoren von Nahrungsergänzungmitteln & Gesundheitsprodukten e.V". (NEM e.V.), May 2010, Potsdam.

    Omega-3-Fettsäuren und das Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-Hyperaktivitäts-Syndrom (ADHS) – Expertroundtable  Gesellschaft zur Information über Vitalstoffe und Ernährung e.V. (GIVE e.V.), June 2010, Hamburg, Germany.

    Alzheimer`s disease and Malutrition Summer school of the Food Security Center, University Hohenheim, September 2010, Hohenheim, Germany

    Sichere Lebensmittel für den europäischen Markt. Bundesverband deutscher Industrie- und Handelsunternehmen für Arzneimittel, Reformwaren, Nahrungsergänzungsmittel und Körperpflegemittel e.V. (BDIH e.V.), Mai 2009, Mannheim, Germany.

    Rice Bran Extract improves mitochondrial function in the brain. Functional Food Information Days, November 2009, Cairo, Egypt. 

    HEIDE - Identifizierung, Extraktion und Stabilisierung bioaktiver Substanzen der HEIdelbeere zur Demenzprävention. Wissenschaftlichen Beirat des Deutschen Fruchtsaftverbandes e.V., November 2008, Bonn, Germany.

    Cholesterinsenker und mediterrane Ernährung als Demenzprophylaxe. 3. Symposium Ingenium Foundation “Mit Sport, Fisch, Rotwein und geistiger Aktivität gegen Alzheimer”, April 2008, Ingolstadt, Germany.

    Mediterrane Ernährung zur Prophylaxe der Alzheimer Demenz? Christian-Albrechts-University, April 2008, Kiel, Germany.

    Exploring Local Mediterranean Food Plants as Potential Nutraceuticals: Experiences from a Joint Pharmacological & Ethnobotanical EU-Project. International Symposium on Herbal Remedies in the 21st Century – A Biotechnological Approach, April, 2007, Cairo, Egypt.

    Neuroprotective Effects of Omega-3-Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Graduate school  “Natürliche Antioxidantien - ihr Wirkungsspektrum in Pflanzen, Lebensmittel, Tier und Mensch“, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Mai 2006,  Kiel, Germany.

    From Food to Drugs of Biological Origin. German Pharmaceutical Society, Oktober 2006, Marburg, Germany. 

  • List of selected conferences:

    Healthy Aging Conference, March 2017, Fulda, Germany.

    German Society for Nutrition (DGE) Congress, March 2017, Kiel, Gemany.

    Healthy Aging Conference, March 2017, Fulda, Germany.

    Annual meeting of the american society for neuroscience (SFN), November 2016, San Diego, USA.

    7th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, October 2016, Berlin, Germany.

    14. Dreiländertagung der DGE, ÖGE und SGE: Kontroverse Ernährungsthesen auf dem Prüfstand, 6.–7. October 2016, Hamburg, Germany

    2nd Workshop Nutrition for the Ageing Brain FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS AND STRATEGIES, June 2016, Copenhagen, DK.

    53. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der DGE: "Der Mensch ist was er isst", March 02-04, Fulda, Germany

    5th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, October 2014, Berlin, Germany.http://www.targeting-mitochondria.com/

    11th Biennial ISSFAL Congress 2014, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids, June 28- July 02, 2014, Stockholm, Sweden.

    A Russian-German Hirnliga Symposium on Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, April 03-05, 2014, Berlin, Germany.

    Kaufmann-Tage, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaften e.V. (DGF), November, 21.-22., 2013, Heidelberg, Germany

    Neuroscience meeting, Society for Neuroscience, November 9.-13., 2013, San Diego, USA

    The 3rd Jubilee International Conference of Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry, Septemberr, 22.-25., 2013, Yerevan, Armenia.

    Neurosciences Symposium "Brain diseases: Clinical and experimental approaches and technological development" in celebration of the “Brazil-Germany Year” which will take place in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 9th to 12th of September, 2013.

    Fatty Acid in Cell Singaling (FACS): PUFA in a lifetime, June 15-18, 2013, Bad Homburg, Germany (host of conference).

    Sattelite symposium: "Unveiling the Significance of Lipid Signaling in Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection" in conjunction with the ISN-ASN conference,  April 17-19, 2013 in Cancun, Mexico.

    Congress of the German Society for Nutrition (DGE), March 20-22, Bonn, Germany.

    8. Taste-Nutrition-Health Congress, March 18-20, 2013, Dijon, France.

    Langkettige Omega-3-Fettsäuren: Essentielle Begleiter durch unser Leben, November 27, 2012, Heidelberg, Germany.

    Healthy ageging conference 2012, November 15-16, 2012, Frankfurt.

    California Walnut Commission (CWC), Scientific Advisory Council Meeting, 2012, October, 23, Frankfurt, Germany.

    Arbeitskreis Omega-3, Scientific Advisory Council Meeting, 2012, October 22, Hamburg, Germany.

    Int. Prenylation Soc (IPS), kick-off meeting, 2012, October 19, New Orleans, USA.

    Int. Soc. for Ethnopharmacology (ISE), 2012, September 2-4, Graz, Austria.

    Int. Soc. for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL), 2012, May 26 -30, Vancouver, Canada.

    German Soc. for Pharmacology and Toxicology (DGPT), March 19-22, 2012, Dresden, Germany

    Fatty Acid in Cell Singaling (FACS): Docosahexaenoid Acid in Translational Medicine, November 6-9, 2011, New Orleans, USA

    8th Conference on Mitochondrial Physiology and Pathology, September 5-8, Bordeaux, France

    Pharma-Nutrition Conference, April 18-20, 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Cell Symposia: Metabolism & Aging, March 27-29, 2011, Cape Cod, Massachusets, USA

    Keystone Meeting: Molecular Bais for Biological Membrane Organization and Dynamics, January 10-15, 2010, Snowbird, Utah, USA

    22nd Bienal meeting of the ISN/APSN Joint Meeting Satellite Conference: Novel Strategies for Intervention in Neurodegenerative Diseases, August 2009, Taipei, Taiwan.

    Keystone Meeting: Mitochondrial Dynamics and Physiology,  March 22-27, 2008, Whistler, Canada

    5th International Symposium on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair, Cerebral Ischemia and Stroke May 17-20, 2008,  Magdeburg, Germany

    Oxygen Club of California 2008 World Congress, Oxidants and Antioxidants in Biology, March 2008, Santa Barbara, USA

    9 th International conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, July 2004, Philadelphia, USA

    Workshop for Neuropharmacology of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, March 2004, Nice, France.

    1st International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, November 2003, Vichy, France

    6th International Conference Alzheimer's Disease / Parkinson Disease, May 2003, Seville, Spain

    International conference on 'Cell and Molecular Biology of Alzheimer's Disease', September 2002, Hamburg, Deutschland

    World Congress on Biological Psychiatry, July 2001, Berlin, Deutschland

    Congresso Brasileiro De Psiquiatria, Oct. 2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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