Past event: Adult Neurogenesis: Structure and Function

May 27-30, 2010, Frauenchiemsee, Germany

Abbey Frauenworth

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Adult neurogenesis is a particular and extraordinary example of plasticity in the adult and aging brain. "Plasticity" in general can be defined as the reciprocal relationship between structure and function. But how exactly are structure and function linked through new neurons? In contrast to synaptic plasticity which adds new connections, adult neurogenesis provides new knots in the network which in turn can make additional new connections. It thus seems that with adult neurogenesis a kind of plasticity can be achieved that is impossible with changing synapses alone. This conference brings together some of the very best researchers on adult neurogenesis to discuss structure and function in adult neurogenesis.

Key topics include:
    • Evolutionary considerations on adult neurogenesis                                
    • Regulation of  adult neurogenesis by "function"                                     
    • The interaction between genes and activity in the regulation of adult neurogenesis
    • The function of new neurons and the behavioral consequences of adult neurogenesis
    • Modeling adult neurogenesis

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Science/AAAS will be sponsoring
the poster competition. Further
information can be found below.


Gerd Kempermann (Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden)


May 27-30, 2010


Abbey Frauenworth, Frauenchiemsee, Germany


May 27, 2010
Registration16.00 - 17.45
Welcome17.45 - 18.00
Scientific session18.00 - 19.20
May 28. 2010
Scientific sessionsAll day
May 29, 2010
Scientific sessionsAll day
Boat cruise and dinnerEvening
May 30, 2010

NB. Please note that these times are provisional and are subject to change.

Invited speakers

  • Nora Abrous (Bordeaux Neuroscience Research Center, France)
        Spatial learning : a sculptor of neo-networks
  • Brad Aimone (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US)
        Neurogenesis, neuromodulation, and memory: the computational effects of new neurons on
    hippocampal processing
  • Sue Becker (McMaster University, Canada)
        A role for hippocampal neurogenesis in contextual memory formation
  • Angélique Bordey (Yale University School of Medicine, US)
        GABA and glutamate homeostatic control of postnatal neurogenesis
  • Rene Hen (Columbia University, US)
        Hippocampal neurogenesis and depression
  • Tatsuhiro Hisatsune (University of Tokyo, Japan)
        Hippocampal circuitry regulates adult neurogenesis
  • Sebastian Jessberger (ETH-Hönggerberg, Switzerland)
        Molecular mechanisms underlying neurogenesis and stem cell diversity in the adult brain
  • Hans-Peter Lipp (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
        Adult hippocampal neurogenesis in mammals: is more always better?
  • Pierre-Marie Lledo (Pasteur Institute, France)
        Wiring newly formed neurons with adult olfactory bulb circuits
  • Osumi Noriko (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Pasko Rakic (Yale University School of Medicine, US)
        Limits of neurogenesis in primates: timetable and evolutionary considerations
  • Alejandro Schinder (Instituto Leloir Fundacion, Argentina)
        Recruitment of adult-born neurons to the hippocampal network
  • Hongjun Song (John Hopkins University School of Medicine, US)
        Molecular mechanisms regulating adult hippocampal neurogenesis
  • Martin Wojtowicz (University of Toronto, Canada)
        Role of adult neurogenesis in memory interference. Experimental evidence.

Talks also selected from abstracts.


Early bird (by March 14, 2010)

 Standard (by April 16, 2010)

Single room* (ensuite)



Twin room** (ensuite)



Quad room** (ensuite)



Twin room** (shared bathroom)



Triple room** (shared bathroom)



The fees above are fully inclusive of:

  • conference registration and materials, including book of abstracts
  • accommodation for the nights of 27, 28 and 29 May 2010
  • dinner on 27 May 2010
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner on 28 and 29 May 2010
  • breakfast on 30 May 2010
  • drinks during breaks, meals and welcome/poster sessions***
  • boat cruise of Lake Chiemsee
  • transfers to/from Munich Airport and Salzburg Airport and the meeting venue****

NB. Single rooms are not available at the abbey. Single rooms will be in Gstadt (on the mainland) and delegates staying in Gstadt will be responsible for their daily ferry transfers. Gstadt is approx five minutes from the venue by ferry.

* Single, triple and quad rooms are very limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Book early to guarantee a single room or a triple/quad for your group.

** Delegates in twin, triple and quad rooms will be entered into a sharing pool or a roommate(s) can be nominated during online registration.

*** Any additional beverages/drinks will need to be purchased separately with cash.

**** Airport transfers will operate at set times between 09:00 - 16:00 on 26, 27 and 30 May 2010.

Additional accommodation will also be available before and after the conference should you wish to take an extended vacation and enjoy some of the local sites. The costs (below) are for bed and breakfast only.

Per night

Twin room** (ensuite)


Quad room** (ensuite)


Twin room** (shared bathroom)


Triple room** (shared bathroom)


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Science/AAAS will be sponsoring the poster competition. The author of the winning poster will receive an annual AAAS membership with subscription to the Science journal.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentation are invited - many talks will be selected from the call for papers.

Oral abstract deadline: February 07, 2010
Poster deadline: March 14, 2010

Delegates presenting posters will be provided with a board measuring two meters (height) by one meter (width) portrait style. Posters will be on display during the conference and sessions may take place outdoors, so delegates are advised to laminate posters to enhance their durability. You will be advised where to display your poster upon registration.

Abbey Frauenworth

The conference will take place at Abbey Frauenworth in Lake Chiemsee (also known as the "Bavarian Sea") in southern Germany.

The Benedictine Abbey of Frauenworth is an active Benedictine convent. Situated on the beautiful island of Frauenchiemsee, the abbey offers amazing views across Lake Cheimsee towards the Chiemgauer Mountains.

Frauenchiemsee is just 300 meters wide and 600 meters long and is located approximately 70 km southeast of Munich. The region around the Lake Chiemsee is called Chiemgau and is a famous recreation area. On Frauenchiemsee, take a stroll on the footpaths through the old fishing village and admire the beautiful gardens that line the way. With a population of around 300 the island is well known for its unique geographical location.

Travel information

Munich Airport and Salzburg Airport are the closest airports to the venue, transfer time is approximately 1-1½ hours.

Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany and is a hub for Lufthansa. The airport is served by numerous international and low cost airlines.

Salzburg Airport (Austria) is two miles west-southwest from Salzburg and one mile from the Austrian-German border. The airport is served by a number of European airlines.

Flight logistics
Due to ferry times on Lake Chiemsee, all delegates' flights must arrive in Munich or Salzburg Airports before 4pm. It is recommended that departure flight should leave after 1pm (to allow adequate time for airport transfers). Please note that these times are dependent on the amount of departure time required. If departing on an international flight please ensure you allow enough time for check-in.

Please note transfers included in the registration fee are only valid for transfers to/from Munich Airport and Salzburg Airport and will operate at set times between 09:00 - 16:00 on 26, 27 and 30 May 2010.


Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this meeting. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact us for more information.

Frequently asked questions

Internet access
Wifi internet will be available in the conference room and through cable at specific internet ports around the abbey.

Bedroom amenities
As the venue is a abbey, bedrooms have basic facilities - bed(s), table, desk and chair(s). The bedrooms do not have telephones, televisions, internet access or minibars.

Bathroom amenities (eg. shower gel, shampoo, etc) will not be provided. Please ensure that you bring your own.

Food and Drink
The conference fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner during the conference and drinks during meals, breaks and welcome/poster sessions. Any additional snacks/drinks must be purchased separately.

There is a shop next to the abbey. The shop is only open from 9-11am on Monday-Saturday (except Tuesday).

Money and local information
The local currency is the Euro. There are no ATM machines on the island. Please ensure you have cash to cover any expenses.

Extra information
Time zone: GMT +1
Local language: German (conference is in English)
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz
Electric plug details: Two-pin plugs are standard. Please ensure you bring a plug adaptor with you for any electrical appliances.

As before any travel, delegates are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate medical insurance.

Passports and visa
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.

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 may be made at any time

Contact us

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