Prof. Dr. Rommy von Bernhardi


Prof. Dr. Rommy von Bernhardi

Universidad San Sebastian, Santiago, Chile

Prof. von Bernhardi obtained her doctor in Biological Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1993. She is also a qualified physician. Her current research project deal with the age-related changes in the regulation of neuroinflammation and its relevance for neurodegenerative diseases. Another research focus lies on microglial dysregulation and their impact on neuronal functionality and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Research interests:

  • Glia
  • Neuroinflammation and -degenerative Diseases
  • Aging

Selected publications: 

  • The effect of aged microglia on synaptic impairment and its relevance in neurodegenerative diseases, 2021, Neurochemistry International,doi: 10.1016/j.neuint.2021.104982
  • The challenge by multiple environmental and biological factors induce inflammation in aging: Their role in the promotion of chronic disease, 2020, Frontiers in Immunology, doi:10.3389/fimmu.2020.570083
  • Impact of aging in microglia-mediated D-Serine balance in the CNS, 2018, Mediators of Inflammation, doi: 10.1155/2018/7219732

The ISYNC conference is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG.