Meet NeuroProof at the ECNP 6-9.10.2018 in Barcelona

The potentials and limitations of personalized induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models in neuropsychiatry

Meet NeuroProof at a Brainstorm Meeting at the international conference ECNP 6-9.10.2018 in Barcelona

The Brainstorm Meeting will be held on Sunday 7th of October 2018

This brainstorm meeting will be organized by Prof. Edna Grünblatt from University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich and Dr. Olaf Schröder from NeuroProof GmbH, Germany.

Within this meeting, the enormous progress in establishing disease models for psychiatric disorders with iPSC based technologies and functional phenotypic screening will be addressed.

Practical experiences with such models will be presented.

We will be happy to meet you at the ECNP and to discuss with you this fascinating topic.


Neuropsychiatry disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, bipolar and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have polygenetic, neuro-immunological, environmental and developmental causes, with complex etiology to be yet revealed. Recent advancement in research (that includes patient-specific disease modelling, new methods of treatment monitoring, personalized medicine, and new differential diagnostic markers) opened new opportunities to study such disorders and differentially diagnose and predict treatment response: in this brainstorming session, the speakers will discuss the potentials and limitations of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) in neuropsychiatry.  Since Yamanaka and colleagues generated the first iPSC, many attempts to generate these cells also from patients with psychiatric diseases were made. The generation of patient- and disease-specific iPSC cultures, following standardized and reproducible protocols, and the use of these cultures in drug discovery still require rigorous validation of the methods and continuous improvement of protocols and read outs. iPSC models allow imaging, molecular, cellular, biochemical and functional read outs to investigate neurodevelopmental trajectories and to model the course of the disease development while monitoring treatment success. One of such methods is the functional label-free read outs using microelectrode arrays (electrophysiology), to correlate patient diagnostic outcomes with outcomes generated from iPSC models. The discussion will focus on different topics concerning the use of iPSC in neuropsychiatry, such as brain region-specific models, co-culturing with glial cells, organoids, quality markers, the influence of epigenetic disturbances and the use of genetic modifications.

Meet NeuroProof at the ISSCR 2018

Melbourne, June, 20-23

In collaboration with BrainXell, a Madison, Wisconsin US Company, NeuroProof GmbH presents brand new results on in vitro disease modeling using human motor neurons derived from patients who have either amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Related neuronal activities were functionally phenotyped with NeuroProof's artificial intelligence analyses of multi-well microelectrode assay (MEA) data. Be invited to discuss our new disease models with the experts or get a free poster copy (contact us after the meeting).

Meet NeuroProof at the SfN

Washington D.C. 11-15.11.2017

NeuroProof presents its newest developments in functional phenotypic screening combined with multivariate and artificial intelligence analysis methods. We are seeking for collaboration partners and are glad to help to make your drug discovery projects a real success. Visit our posters to discuss new collaboration projects. Get an update on our service offers and models for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, rare diseases and for safety pharmacology.

Get the chance to discuss our latest poster with our Project Manager Benjamin Bader.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 10.00-12.00 AM Functional biomarker of rare and familiar diseases: NPC1 knockout neuronal networks phenotyped with HTS microelectrode arrays and artificial intelligence machine learning methods (!/4376/presentation/21269) and

Mon, Nov. 13, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Poster Section 387.21 Identification of measurable phenotypes relevant to Alzheimer’s disease using human iPSC-derived neurons.!/4376/presentation/11119

NeuroProof at the ISSCR 2017

Boston, USA. June, 13-17

At the ISSCR stem cell meeting in Boston, Neuroproof's project manager Benjamin Bader will present novel results on a genotype/phenotype/transcriptome correlation using human iPSC neurons carrying Alzheimer's Disease-specific genetic variations which were functionally phenotyped with NeuroProof's artificial intelligence analyses of multi-well MEA data. Whole genome transcriptome data delivers further insights into the reasons for he functional phenotypes.

Poster number T-1136
Time: presenter time Thursday June, 15 at 7-8 PM.


AD/PD meeting in Vienna

March 28, 2017

Meet NeuroProof at the Annual Meeting for Alzheimers and Parkinson's Disease AD/PD 2017 in Vienna and discuss our newest functional assay for screening Alzheimer drugs on a human genetic APP-mutant cell culture model with Benjamin Bader at the poster on Thursday. We also present a new approach for comparing functional phenotypic effects of alpha-synuclein on mouse and human dopaminergic neurons. Visit the AD/PD website for the abstract:


Stem cells in drug discovery

March, 6-7th 2016, Cambridge

Meet NeuroProof Project Manager Benjamin  Bader at the Conference on Advances in Drug Discovery and discuss the latest NeuroProof assays for functional phenotypic CNS drug discovery using human stem cells.

Further information:

2nd Annual Conference on Neuroscience R&D Technologies

September, 29-30th 2016, London

Meet NeuroProof CEO Olaf Schröder at the 2nd Annual Conference on Neuroscience R&D Technologies conference and discuss the presentation and latest NeuroProof assays for functional phenotypic CNS drug discovery.

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NeuroProof at Axiogenesis Meeting in Cologne

September 7-9th 2016

NeuroProof project manager Dr. Benjamin Bader presented the latest results on functional phenotypic modeling of neuro-degenerative diseases using human iPSC-derived neurons and their comparison to well-known primary cell cultures growing on micro-electrode arrays. The topics presented include effects of alpha-synuclein and botulinum toxin on hIPSC derived neuronal networks.

MEA meeting 2016

Reutlingen, June 28th - July 1st

ISSCR stem cell meeting

San Francisco, 22-26.6.2016

If you are attending the ISSCR meeting in San Francisco, come visit our two NeuroProof contributions: 1) The poster by Nagel et al. about functional evaluation of Axol's patient-derived iPSC neurons carrying a presinilin-1 mutation presented by Naomi Wessel-Carpenter and 2) the poster by Bader et al. about multi-parametrically characterizing the functional in vitro phenotype of Axiogensis' different "4U" neuron series with data on seizurogenic compounds and on our novel phenotypic readout used for phenotypic in vitro disease modeling (here Parkinson) which is presented by Elena Kfoury.