Until quite recently, theories about the brain did quite well without having to consider adult neurogenesis.
Then there were the new neurons but they were in search of a function.
Today, the situation is somewhat clearer: there are new neurons in the adult brain and specific functions can be assigned to them.
But what about the bigger picture?
How do new neurons contribute to brain function in health and disease?
Route28 2016 dealt with functional aspects of adult neurogenesis; placing function into the context of development, regulation and behavior.
Route28 is open to all PhD students (usually at least in their 2nd or 3rd year) and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in adult neurogenesis and adult neural stem cell biology. You do not necessarily have to work directly on the topic. In any event, you will have to make a good case for why you should be selected for participation. As in the years before, we are looking for an interesting mix of people who bring a full range of expertise and ideas.