Route28 Summits in Neurobiology

Adult neurogenesis and neurodegenerative disease
4 - 9 August 2012, Frauenchiemsee, Germany

The topic in 2012 was “Adult neurogenesis and neurodegenerative disease”

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. The topic of the 2012 workshop is how stem cells and adult neurogenesis might contribute to malfunction and compensation of the central nervous system in cases of neurodegenerative disease. Some of the most accomplished experts from the field have agreed to talk at Route 28 in 2012 and an extraordinary spectrum of expertise and up-to-date information will be made accessible to the students.