Dr. Sabina Tahirovic


Dr. Sabina Tahirovic

Juvenile Degeneration, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany

Dr. Sabina Tahirovic completed her PhD in 2004. She then joined the Max-Plank-Institute in Martinsried, Germany for a Postdoctoral position where she worked on neuronal polarity and axonal growth. In 2010, she joined the DNZE as a group leader in Munich, Germany and now focuses on the implication of microglia in neurodegenerative disorders.

Research interests:

  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Microglia
  • Aging

Selected publications: 

  • Loss of NPC1 enhances phagocytic uptake and impairs lipid trafficking in microglia, 2021, Nature Communications, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21428-5
  • Microbiota-derived short chain fatty acids modulate microglia and promote Aβ plaque deposition, 2021, eLife, https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.59826
  • Fibrillar Aβ triggers microglial proteome alterations and dysfunction in Alzheimer mouse models, 2020, eLife, https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.54083

The ISYNC conference is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG.