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Adult Neurogenesis 2018

Fifth meeting in the estabalished conference series chaired by Gerd Kempermann

CRTD, Dresden, Germany
May 2-4, 2018


  • ​​​​Precursor cells and neuronal development
  • Regulation and function
  • Regenerative and reactive neurogenesis  


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Adult neurogenesis is distinct from embryonic forms of neurogenesis in that neuronal development underlies extrinsic regulation, from physiological to pathological. This regulation targets different stages of neuronal development, between cell cycle entry and proliferation of radial glia-like stem cells to the lasting integration of the newly generated neurons. There are obvious feedback loops in that regulation of neurogenesis might alter behavior, which in turn acts back on adult neurogenesis. But how does this all work? How does regulation occur across scales? What constitutes ‘causes’ and ‘mechanisms’ in such complex system? The 2018 Adult neurogenesis meeting uses these key questions as entry point into discussions about how activity and development are linked in adult neurogenesis. 

Confirmed speakers

  • Nora Abrous (Université Bordeaux, France)
    Influence of spatial learning on the connectivity of adult-born hippocampal neurons
  • Laure Bally-Cuif (Institut Pasteur, France)
    Single cell and population effects ensuring neural stem cell maintenance in the adult zebrafish telencephalon
  • Benedikt Berninger (King's College London, UK)
    Unfolding of a developmental program during lineage conversion of human brain pericytes into neurons by synergistic Ascl1 and Sox2
  • Michael Brand (CRTD - Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
    Learning from the fish: regeneration of the adult zebrafish brain
  • Federico Calegari (CRTD - Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
    Enhancing neurogenesis thoughout life
  • Fred H. Gage (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US)
    Recent advances in the regulation and function of adult neurogenesis
  • Sebastian Jessberger (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
    Imaging the cellular dynamics of neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus
  • H. Georg Kuhn (University of Gothenberg, Sweden)
  • Alejandro Schinder (Leloir Institute, Argentina)
    Network remodeling in the adult hippocampus by neurogenesis and experience
  • Jason Snyder (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Sandrine Thuret (King's College London, UK)
    Neurogenesis factors as biomarkers of cognitive ageing and dementia
  • Henriette van Praag (NIH, US)
    New neurons in the fast lane: exercise and adult neurogenesis

Scientific organizer

  • Gerd Kempermann (German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) Dresden, and CRTD, Center for Regenerative Therapies, TU Dresden, Germany)

Call for abstracts

Short talk slots and poster presentations places are available. Abstracts can be submitted during online registration.

Download abstract guidelines


  • Talk abstracts: closed
  • Poster abstracts: closed

Poster competition

Submit and present a poster for a chance to win a 100 euro Amazon voucher!
Posters will be viewed by the judging panel during the event and prizes awarded at the end of the conference. 


  • 1st prize: 100 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd prize: 50 Amazon voucher
  • 3rd prize: 25 Amazon voucher

View poster competition terms and conditions

Speed networking session

Is one of your goals to meet new people? This session will jumpstart your networking before the meeting even begins! 
Only a limited number of places are available and places are allocated on a first come - first served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment!

  • Date/time: May 2, 2018, 1.00pm - 2.30pm
  • Please note, these times are provisional and subject to change
  • Places only available to people attending the main meeting
  • Deadline to register: closed

Meeting reporter competition - winner announced

The winner of Abcam and the Node's meeting reporter competition has been announced and the winner is... Zubair Nizamudeen from the Wolfson STEM Centre at the University of Nottingham, UK! 

Zubair will be providing twitter updates from the conference plus a meeting report on the sights and sounds of the conference (to be published on The Node and Abcam websites). 

Winner announcement - The Node


Online registration has closed. If you wish to register, please contact the Abcam Events Team.

Early bird

​Feb 2, 2018

March 11, 2018


April 15, 2018


Registration fee includes:

  • Attendance to scientific sessions and conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunches during the conference
  • Drinks and networking reception
  • Conference evening social

​​Confirmation note: All registered attendees will receive a email confirmation from within 48 hours of registering. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the Abcam Events Team to confirm your registration. 


Poster session at the meeting in 2015.


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Start: May 2, 2018, 3.00pm            Finish: May 4, 2018, 3.00pm

Note, these times are provisional and subject to change.


The CRTD – Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, TU Dresden is a research institute and Cluster of Excellence at the Technische Universität Dresden, comprising 18 core research groups. Embracing these core groups is the CRTD Members network, an interdisciplinary organization of around 80 principal investigators located at other research institutes in Dresden.


The deadline to reserve rooms at the conference rate for NH Collection Dresden Altmarkt Hotel has passed. If you wish to book at room, please contact the hotel directly.

For alterative accommodation options, more information is available on the Dresden Tourism website.

* Important note *
Abcam does not have an affiliated hotel agency for this event.
Please be careful of direct approaches from companies offering hotel reservations for this event. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancelation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to Abcam.

Terms and conditions

  • Delegates are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover their attendance at the conference in case of incident, or cancellation due to circumstances beyond Abcam's control.
  • All fees payable to Abcam are non-refundable.
  • Substitute delegates can be made at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team.

Frequent asked questions

  • How can I submit an abstract?
    Abstracts can be submitted through the online registration process. 
  • What happens if I've registered but cannot attend? 
    Substitute delegates can be nominated at any time by contacting the Abcam Events Team.
  • Do I need insurance?
    As before any travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate medical and travel insurance.
  • What do I need to get into the country? 
    Please ensure you have an up-to-date passport before booking travel and are aware of any visa requirements which may be in operation for nationals of your country.
  • Are there exhibition and/or sponsorship opportunities?
    Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this conference. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please e-mail the Abcam Events Team for more information.
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