Neurodegenerative Consequences of Genetic Defects in Taste and Olfactory Genes in IMPC mice Workshop


Published 12th February 2024

We are happy to announce the first IMPC workshop for 2024 entitled Neurodegenerative consequences of genetic defects in taste and olfactory genes in IMPC mice’ which will take place virtually on Thursday 21 March 2024 .

While the IMPC has produced a few knockout alleles for genes encoding taste and olfactory receptors, specific phenotyping tests to assess sensorineural deficiencies in these pathways are currently not part of the IMPC pipeline. Fortunately, emerging technologies now enable identification and analysis of the pathophysiological consequences of genetic disruptions in these genes in mice.  This workshop will explore opportunities to use IMPC mutant mice to investigate genetic mechanisms of anosmia and dysgeusia and the broader implication on neurodegenerative disease and cognitive decline in humans.

The speakers are Drs. Silvia Mandillo (Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Monterotondo [Rome], Italy), Nixon Abraham (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India) and Chang-Hoon Kim  (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea), and they will be presenting on their research work.

More information on the workshop here.


On Thursday the 21st of March 2024 from 14:00-17:00 CET / 22:00-01:00 Seoul (KST) /18:30-21:30 Pune (IST)/at 16:00 CET/ 10:00 Eastern time.

How to register?

Registration is free here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this event!


The workshop recording is uploaded to our YouTube channel and can be find here.


Published 12th February 2024