Description of event:
Scientific Organizers: Hongjun Song, Yukiko Gotoh, Yi Eve Sun and Gerd Kempermann
February 3—8, 2013
Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Formation of the nervous system starts with neurogenesis from neural stem cells
in the developing embryo and continues throughout life in discrete regions of the adult brain
. Defects in developing and adult neurogenesis have been implicated in various mental disorders and degenerative neurological diseases. In recent years, tremendous progress has been made in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanism regulating neurogenesis from neural stem cells
/progenitors in the developing and adult brain
. This meeting will gather an interdisciplinary group of scientists using various experimental model systems to highlight the latest advances in the neurogenesis field, including understanding of novel genetic
and epigenetic mechanisms regulating developing and adult neurogenesis, disease
modeling using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells
, and identification of potential functions of adult neurogenesis and its contribution to mental disorder and degenerative neurological disorders. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions
will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent Keystone Symposia meeting on New Frontiers in Neurodegenerative Disease
Research, which will share two plenary sessions with this meeting. In combination, these meetings will provide a platform for both speakers and participants to initiate extensive discussion and promote scientific collaborations on new directions.
> Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis
> Model Systems
> Neurogenesis and Development: Molecular Mechanisms
> Stem Cell
Niches in the Developing and Adult Brain
> Adult Neurogenesis: Regulation and Functions
> Adult Neurogenesis Under Pathological Conditions
> iPSC Modeling of Developmental and Degenerative
The Santa Fe Community Convention Center is located within a few blocks of the Santa Fe marketplace, where local Indians exhibit and sell their hand-crafted products. Museums, art galleries and restaurants are easily accessible. Downhill and cross-country skiing is available at the nearby Santa Fe Ski Basin. Keystone Symposia will arrange a complimentary ski shuttle from the hotel to the Santa Fe Ski Basin.
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 West Marcy
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501-2032
Conference Center Notes: The Santa Fe Community Convention Center is located in a separate building from the guest rooms. A short walk outside will be necessary to access the convention center.
Shuttle Information: A free shuttle to and from the Santa Fe Ski Area will be provided for Keystone Symposia conferees. Twenty seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. Sign up sheets will be located on the message board at the meeting.
160 U.S. Highway 6, Suite 200
PO Box 1630
Silverthorne, CO 80498