Neurogenesis Conference: Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease


Neurogenesis Conference

Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease

02 Mar 16 - 05 Mar 16

Cancun, Mexico


Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jessberger (University of Zurich) and Prof. Hongjun Song (Johns Hopkins University) are jointly chairing the conference


Neural development is not restricted to embryonic or early postnatal stages but continuous throughout life in the mammalian brain. This conference will bring together leaders from diverse fields such as embryonic cortical development, adult neurogenesis, human imaging, and stem cell-based neural disease modelling to discuss recent advances in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating neural stem cell activity, neuronal specification and functional significance of circuitries modified by the addition of new neurons. In addition, translational perspectives and implications for disease modelling will be covered.

Target Audience

Junior (i.e., PhD students and postdocs) and senior scientists (i.e., group leaders and professors) and physician-scientists in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical companies who would like to gain a better understanding in mechanisms underlying the neurogenic process in the developing and adult brain in physiology and disease. Further, the audience will be interested to engage in discussions on state of the art in each of these areas. The confirmed list of speakers with the majority of academic and pharmaceutical industry leaders in the respective fields present will make this conference the major event in the field for 2016.

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