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


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2004 Topic:
Adult Neurogenesis and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

The adult brain can generate new neurons, but it normally does so only in two privileged regions. One of these is the hippocampus, which plays a central role in learning and memory processes and which is affected in many neuropsychiatric disorders including dementias, depression, temporal lobe epilepsy and others.

We will discuss how stem cells and adult neurogenesis might contribute to malfunction of the central nervous system and how one might use the stem cell's inherent potential for regeneration in order to overcome such conditions of disturbed neuroplasticity. Some of the most accomplished experts from the field have agreed to talk at Route28 in 2004 and an extraordinary spectrum of expertise and up-to-date information will be made accessible to the students.


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