Route28 Summits in Neurobiology
Adult Neurogenesis and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
21. - 27. August 2004, Frauenchiemsee, Germany

[2004 Topic] [Background] [Speakers] [Schedule]

Program of the 2004 Route28 workshop


As of May 13, 2004





August 21, 2004, afternoon







August 21, 2004, evening

Phil Horner, University of Washington, Seattle

Gerd Kempermann, MDC and Charité, Berlin

Georg Kuhn, University of Regensburg, Regensburg

Theo Palmer, Stanford University, Palo Alto

Route28 Board of Founders

An introduction to adult neurogenesis (and to Route28)








August 22, 2004, morning

Fritz Henn, Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit, Mannheim

Challenges in treating psychiatric disorders: where could adult neurogenesis fit in?





Stress and the regulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis






August 22, 2004, afternoon

The first part of the afternoon session will be dedicated to talks by three young scientists who with their work have already made a substantial impact on the field.




Luca Santarelli, Columbia University, New York

Adult neurogenesis as a requirement for the action of antidepressant drugs




Michele Monje, Stanford University, Palo Alto

The role of inflammation in the pathological regulation of adult neurogenesis




Karl Deiseroth, Stanford University, Palo Alto

Neuronal activity in the regulation of adult neurogenesis




Barbara Lipska, NIH, Bethesda

Modeling the impossible: animal models of schizophrenia




August 22, 2004, evening

Florian Holsboer, MPI Psychiatrie, München

Genetic models to study the role of the HPA-system in depression and other psychiatric disorders








August 23, 2004, morning

Derek van der Kooy, University of Toronto, Toronto

Stem cell heterogeneity in different brain regions: concept and consequences for stem cell theories




Jeffrey Macklis, Harvard University, Cambridge

Targeted neurogenesis in the adult brain




August 23, 2004, afternoon

Arnd Rolfs, University of Rostock, Rostock

What is needed for Regenerative Medicine? — Stem cells, proteomics, tissue engineering, and other fancy ideas




Robert Williams, University of Tennessee, Memphis

Gene mapping without pipette: powerful novel tools in genetics to identify quantitative trait loci




David Kornack, University of Rochester, Rochester

Neurogenesis in adult primates




August 23, 2004, evening

A game based on “Six degrees of separation” encourages interac­tion and exchange between group members.








August 24, 2004, morning

Daniel Geschwind, UCLA, Los Angeles

Gene array technology in stem cell research




Mathias Höhn, MPI Neurologische Forschung, Köln

MRI-tracking of stem cells in the living brain




August 24, 2004, afternoon

Hans-Peter Lipp, Zurich University, Zurich

Linking adult neurogenesis with cognitive function




Martin Korte, MPI Neurobiology, Munich

Studying neuronal plasticity in slice culture models: Concepts of network plasticity




August 24, 2004, evening

Preparation of the proposals








August 25, 2004, morning

The morning of this day will be used by the groups to finalize their proposals, on which they have worked during the preceding days. As many faculty members as possible are present to discuss with the groups. Faculty and organizers are strictly neutral in the competi­tion and share their knowledge with everybody alike. They have to be asked, however, and will not volunteer their knowledge.

At 11.30 A.M. the proposals will be handed in. The jury will convene over lunch and discuss the proposals. At the same time, the students have time to prepare for their oral presentation.






August 25, 2004, afternoon

Each of the nine groups has ten minutes for an oral presentation of their submitted proposal. Only handwritten overhead transparencies are allowed, no Powerpoint presentations. After the presentation, the jury will have ten minutes for questions to the group members. After this the jurors begin their discussions.




August 25, 2004,


Christian Schwägerl, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Berlin

Making headlines: Scientists and the public education about their research




Gretchen Vogel, Science Magazine, Berlin

Media making science: how presentation in the media influence the public perception of scientific results








August 26, 2004, morning and afternoon

This day is used for an excursion to Herrenchiemsee. The idea is to give the students enough time for social interaction and more relaxed “networking” after the hard and focused work during the days before.

At the same time the organizing committee prepares the awards, sits down for a critical feedback session and organizes the concluding ceremony and banquet in the evening.




August 26, 2004, evening

Banquet and award ceremony






August 27, 2004, morning



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