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Adult Neurogenesis (E1)

Organizer(s) Jonas Frisén and Fred H. Gage
May 12—17, 2014
Clarion Hotel Sign • Stockholm, Sweden
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jan 13, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Feb 13, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 13, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 12, 2014

Organized in collaboration with Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and Science for Life Laboratory - Stockholm. Sponsored by Curemark LLC.

Summary of Meeting:
Contrary to a longstanding dogma, it is now well established that new neurons are generated throughout life. New neurons are supplied in adulthood in most mammals in two regions of the brain: the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, by locally residing neural stem cells, and the olfactory bulb, by neural stem cells present in the lateral ventricle wall. The new neurons confer plasticity to the circuitry and increasing evidence has established a role for adult neurogenesis in specific brain functions. The discovery of neural stem cells and neurogenesis in the adult mammalian central nervous system changed our view of the plasticity and function of the brain, and spurred enthusiasm for trying to harness their regenerative potential in new therapies for conditions such as depression and stroke. Our understanding of neural stem cells has increased dramatically over the past few years, but there are still many major outstanding questions. Topics such as the origin of new neurons, their function, alterations of adult neurogenesis in disease and potential therapeutic modulation will all be covered at this conference.

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Scholarship Recipients

Chryssa Bekiari
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Allison Bond
Northwestern University, USA

Sara Bonzano
University of Turin, Italy

Andrew John Brumm
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Christina Chatzi
Oregon Health & Science University, USA

Nambirajan Govindarajan
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany

Darcie L. Moore
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Cristina Ottone
MRC-Imperial College, UK

Silvio Gabriel Temprana
Leloir Institute Foundation, Argentina

Rucha Ashirwad Tillu
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

Science for Life Laboratory Scholarship Recipients

Jeffrey L. Barr
Temple University, USA

Srinivas Manideep Chavali
Stony Brook University, USA

William T. Choi
Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Jagroop Dhaliwal
University of Ottawa, Canada

Gabriela Edwards-Faret
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile

Paschalis Efstathopoulos
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Charlotte Ermine
Florey Institute, Australia

Emily A. B. Gilbert
University of Guelph, Canada

Yassemi Koutmani
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Greece

Thomaz Lüscher Dias
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Ana Luísa Morgado
iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Jose L. Nieto-González
Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Paloma Pérez-Domper
Cajal Institute, Spain

Jana Vukovic
University of Queensland, Australia

Michael Joseph Yetman
Baylor College of Medicine, USA