Very different processes are involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. These include, for example, inflammation mechanisms, protein metabolism or the regulation of nerve cells. These and other topics are therefore part of the program of the Eibsee Meetings „CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF NEURODEGENERATION“, which take place annually at the Eibsee south of Munich. Around a hundred scientists from all over the world take part and present their latest results in research into these diseases. In addition to the invited speakers, young researchers also take part; some of whom will present their research results in poster sessions.

The Eibsee meeting is funded by the Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation and was founded in 2000 by the Munich scientist Prof. Christian Haass, member of the Board of Trustees, and the researchers Prof. Volker Herzog, University of Bonn, and Prof. Gerd Multhaup, independent University of Berlin, launched. The German Research Foundation (DFG) supported the conference for six years with the priority program SPP 1085 „Cellular Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease“. During this time, the Eibsee meeting has established itself as one of the most important German Alzheimer’s conferences.

From 2005 onwards, the Eibsee Meeting was the annual meeting of a collaborative research center of the medical faculty at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU), SFB 596 „Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration“. This laid the basis for the establishment of a cluster of excellence under the name „SyNergy – Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology“ and led to the establishment of a new institute. This is the Munich location of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). Since then, the DZNE Munich and SyNergy as well as the Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation have been the organizers of the annual Eibsee conference.