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Simoa® Roadshow Symposium: Leioa, Basque Country, Spain 


May 29, 2024

time & location

9:00 - 15:00, Leioa, Basque Country, Spain

May 29 | 9:00 – 15:00 | Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience


Join us for an immersive exploration of cutting-edge advancements in neuroscientific research at the upcoming Simoa® Roadshow Symposium: Leioa, Basque Country, Spain, hosted by the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience.  

This dynamic symposium will feature esteemed experts delving into the latest developments in biomarker technologies and their applications in understanding neurological disorders. Additionally, the day will end with a lab visit at the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, where you’ll experience the Platform for Biomarkers firsthand. 

Partake in a day of discussion and discovery, as we explore the mysteries of neurological markers and their pivotal role in advancing scientific understanding and therapeutic interventions. 

Don’t miss this insightful experience! 


Time  Session  Speaker(s) Institution 
9:00 – 9:15  Welcome & Registration   
9:15 – 9:30 Opening Remarks Estibaliz Capetillo-Zarate, PhD  Raffaela Cipriani, PhD Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience 
9:30 – 10:00 Introduction to Simoa® Technology & Applications and focus on homebrew development Danilo La Terra, PhD Senior Field Application Scientist, Quanterix 
10:00 – 10:30 From basic neuroscience to translational research with Simoa®  HD-X Estibaliz Capetillo-Zarate, PhD  Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience and University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Leioa, Spain 
10:30 – 11:00  Plasma biomarkers in preclinical  Alzheimer’s disease Marc Suarez-Calvet, MD, PhD Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC), Pasqual Maragall Foundation, Barcelona, Spain 
11:00 – 11:30  Networking and Coffee Break   
11:30 – 12:00  Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis: from  CSF to Blood Nicolas Fissolo, PhD  Centre d’Esclerosi Múltiple de Catalunya (Cemcat). Institut de Recerca Vall d’Hebron (VHIR) 
12:00 – 12:30  Steps forward to extracellular vesicles  direct analysis: from ultrasensitivity to “handcrafted” solutions Alessandro Gori, PhD National Research Council of Italy (SCITEC-CNR) 
12:30 – 13:00 Biomarker quantification for the monitoring of intrathecal drug delivery in transgenic mice for Alzheimer’s disease Cristina Tomás Zapico, PhD University of Oviedo and Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias (ISPA) 
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch  Location: Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience 
14:00 – 15:00 Lab Visit  Raffaela Cipriani, PhD Platform for Biomarkers, Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Leioa, Spain 


Event Chairs: 

Estibaliz Capetillo-Zarate, PhD, and Raffaela Cipriani, PhD  

Platform for Biomarkers, Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience