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Registration Deadlines

Early bird – 07 Sep 2018

Talk Submission – 07 Sep 2018

Last Chance – 14 Dec 2018

Poster Submission – 14 Dec 2018

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2nd Neurogenesis Conference

05 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

Synopsis

Neural development is not restricted to embryonic or early postnatal stages but continuous throughout life in the mammalian brain. This conference will bring together leaders from diverse fields such as embryonic cortical development, adult neurogenesis, human imaging, and stem cell-based neural disease modelling to discuss recent advances in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating neural stem cell activity, neuronal specification and functional significance of circuitries modified by the addition of new neurons. In addition, translational perspectives and implications for disease modelling will be covered. 

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate of $1,477 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible for this offer. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 05, 06 and 07 March 2019 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Academic registrations must be completed by 07 September 2018. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Keynote Plenary Speakers

'The EMBO Keynote Lecture', Jonas Frisén (Karolinska Institute)
Fred Gage (Salk Institute)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Magdalena Götz (Helmholtz Zentrum München)
Rene Hen (Columbia University)
Rudolf Jaenisch (MIT)
Sebastian Jessberger (University of Zurich)
Gerd Kempermann (CRTD Dresden)
Arnold Kriegstein (University of California, San Francisco)
Guo-li Ming (University of Pennsylvania)
Nenad Sestan (Yale School of Medicine) 
Hongjun Song (University of Pennsylvania)
Li-Huei Tsai (MIT)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Stewart Anderson (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Helen Bateup
(University of California, Berkeley)
Benedikt Berninger
(Universitätsmedizin Mainz)
Anne Brunet
(Stanford University)
Amelia J. Eisch (PennMed/CHOP)
Paul Frankland
(Sickkids)
Yukiko Gotoh (The University of Tokyo)
Jenny Hsieh (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Chichung Lie (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Darcie Moore (UW-Madison)
Alysson Muotri (University of California, San Diego)
Jack Parent (University of Michigan)
Sergiu Pasca (Stanford University)
Amar Sahay (Harvard Stem Cell Institute)
Alejandro Schinder (Instituto Leloir)
Juan Song (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Verdon Taylor (Universität Basel)
Nicolas Toni (University of Lausanne)
Linda Wadiche (UAB School of Medicine)
Xinyu Zhao (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Target Audience

Junior (i.e., PhD students and postdocs) and senior scientists (i.e., group leaders and professors) and physician-scientists in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical companies who would like to gain a better understanding in mechanisms underlying the neurogenic process in the developing and adult brain in physiology and disease. Further, the audience will be interested to engage in discussions on state of the art in each of these areas. 

 

Sponsors

Prices

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

Early Bird Full
Price
Additional
Adult
Additional
Child
Extra Night
Adult
Extra Night
Child
Academic $1,477.00 $1,577.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Industry $1,477.00 $1,577.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00
Student $1,188.00 $1,288.00 $684.00 $255.00 $281.00 $85.00

Additional night prices are per person, per night. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (05, 06, 07 Mar 2019) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service 
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (05, 06, 07 Mar 2019) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- Room service 
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (05, 06, 07 Mar 2019) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks
- Gala Dinner 
- Room service 
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years. Children younger than 2 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas).

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours (excluding Black Angus and Starbucks)
- Unlimited select brand liquors, wines by the glass, local domestic beer, bottled water and soft drinks
- Room service 
- Guest room mini bar
- Non motorized water sports equipment
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 2-12 years.

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Jonas Frisén
    Jonas Frisén
    Karolinska Institute
  • Guo-li Ming
    Guo-li Ming
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Gerd Kempermann
    Gerd Kempermann
    German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Dresden
  • Magdalena Götz
    Magdalena Götz
    Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Zentrum münchen

Invited Speakers

  • Sergiu Pasca
    Sergiu Pasca
    Stanford University
  • Jack Parent
    Jack Parent
    University of Michigan
  • Helen Bateup
    Helen Bateup
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Linda Overstreet-Wadiche
    Linda Overstreet-Wadiche
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Anne Brunet
    Anne Brunet
    Stanford University
  • Darcie Moore
    Darcie Moore
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jenny Hsieh
    Jenny Hsieh
    The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Xinyu Zhao
    Xinyu Zhao
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

Programme

TUESDAY 5TH MARCH 2019

12:00 – 13:00

Student & Postdoc Networking Lunch

12:00 – 13:15

Registration & Welcome Reception

13:15 – 13:30

Opening Comments (Hongjun Song and Sebastian Jessberger)

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS I
Jonas Frisén

13:30 – 14:15

Fred Gage
Salk Institute

MECHANISMS REGULATING MAMMALIAN NEUROGENESIS

14:15 – 14:40

Magdalena Götz
Helmholtz Zentrum München

FROM NEUROGENESIS TO DIRECT NEURONAL REPROGRAMMING

14:40 – 15:05

Verdon Taylor
Universität Basel

DYNAMIC POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL OF NEUROGENESIS

15:05 – 15:30

Hongjun Song 
University of Pennsylvania

 

15:30 – 16:00

Short Talks

 

16:00 – 16:45

Refreshments

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS II
Rene Hen

16:45 – 17:10

Arnold Kriegstein
University of California, San Francisco

 

17:10 – 17:35

Nenad Sestan  
Yale School of Medicine

 

17:35 – 18:00

Sebastian Jessberger
University of Zurich

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS IN MICE AND HUMANS

18:00 – 18:30

Short Talks

 

18:30 – 19:05

Meet the Poster Presenters I
Moderators: TBC

18:30 – 19:00

Accompanying Guests Pre-Dinner Welcome Drinks

19:05

Group Dinner

WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 2019

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast

MECHANISMS OF NEUROGENESIS III
Arnold Kriegstein

08:00 – 08:25

Juan Song
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

DISSECTING NEURAL CIRCUITS FOR ADULT NEURAL STEM CELL REGULATION

08:25 – 08:50

Nicolas Toni
University of Lausanne

 

08:50 – 09:15

Chichung Lie
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

 

09:15 – 10:00

Yukiko Gotoh
The University of Tokyo

REGULATION OF NEOCORTICAL NEURAL STEM/PROGENITOR CELL FATE DURING DEVELOPMENT

10:00 – 10:35

Meet the Poster Presenters II
Moderators: TBC

10:35

Group Photo & Free Time

12:30 – 15:00

Snorkel Trip (Signups required in advance)

NETWORK REGULATION
Magdalena Götz

15:45 – 16:10

Rene Hen
Columbia University

ADULT-BORN HIPPOCAMPAL NEURONS BIDIRECTIONALLY MODULATE ENTORHINAL INPUTS INTO THE DENTATE GYRUS: IMPACT ON STRESS RESILIENCE

16:10 – 16:35

Linda Wadiche
UAB School of Medicine

WHAT WE KNOW (AND DON’T KNOW) ABOUT THE PHYSIOLOGY OF ADULT-BORN GRANULE CELLS

16:35 – 17:00

Alejandro Schinder
Instituto Leloir

REMODELING OF HIPPOCAMPAL NETWORKS BY NEW NEURONS IN THE ADULT AND AGING BRAIN

17:00 – 17:30

Short Talks

 

17:30 – 18:15

'The EMBO Keynote Lecture'
Jonas Frisén
Karolinska Institute

ADULT NEUROGENESIS IN HUMANS

 

18:15 – 19:35

Poster Session

19:35

Group Dinner

THURSDAY 7TH MARCH 2019

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast

FUNCTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF NEUROGENESIS
Fred Gage

08:00 – 08:25

Amar Sahay
Harvard Stem Cell Institute

DENTATE GRANULE CELLS AND MEMORY PRECISION

08:25 – 08:50

Paul Frankland
Sickkids

ADULT NEUROGENESIS AND MODULATION OF HIPPOCAMPAL MEMORY

08:50 – 09:15

Gerd Kempermann
CRTD Dresden

 

09:15 – 09:45

Short Talks

 

09:45 – 10:30

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

NEUROGENESIS & DISEASE & AGING I
Gerd Kempermann

10:30 – 10:55

Jenny Hsieh
The University of Texas at San Antonio

MECHANISMS OF ADULT NEUROGENESIS IN EPILEPSY

10:55 – 11:20

Amelia Eisch
PennMed/CHOP

#ITSBETTERUPSTREAM? TARGETING HIPPOCAMPAL AFFERENTS TO MANIPULATE BEHAVIOR

11:20 – 11:45

Jack Parent
University of Michigan

HUB CELLS AND ABERRANT NEUROGENESIS IN TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY

11:45 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

NEUROGENESIS & DISEASE & AGING II
Nenad Sestan

17:00 – 17:25

Anne Brunet
Stanford University

MECHANISMS OF STEM CELL AGING

17:25 – 17:50

Xinyu Zhao
University of Wisconsin-Madison

NEUROGENESIS AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

17:50 – 18:15

Darcie Moore  
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

18:15 – 18:40

Benedikt Berninger
Universitätsmedizin Mainz

ENGINEERING NEUROGENESIS IN THE POSTNATAL CEREBRAL CORTEX

18:40 – 20:00

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:15

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 2019

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast

NEUROGENESIS IN THE DISH
Li-Huei Tsai

08:00 – 08:25

Guo-li Ming
University of Pennsylvania

MODELING HUMAN NEUROGENESIS USING BRAIN ORGANOIDS

08:25 – 08:50

Sergiu Pasca
Stanford University

ASSEMBLING THREE-DIMENSIONAL BRAIN MODELS TO STUDY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE

08:50 – 09:15

Alysson Muotri
University of California, San Diego

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF HUMAN BRAIN OSCILLATIONS

09:15 – 09:45

Short Talks

 

09:45 – 10:15

Refreshments

DISEASE MODELING
Rudolf Jaenisch

10:15 – 10:40

Li-Huei Tsai
MIT

USING HUMAN INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS TO MODEL ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DOWN SYNDROME

10:40 – 11:05

Helen Bateup
University of California, Berkeley

MODELING NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS USING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORTICAL ORGANOIDS

11:05 – 11:30

Stewart Anderson  
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia       

 

11:30 – 11:55

Rudolf Jaenisch  
MIT

 

11:55 – 12:05

Closing Comments

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Venue

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

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Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Nassau
W Bay St.
Nassau
Bahamas
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Hotel Details

Overlooking one of the finest beaches in the world the Meliá Nassau Beach is surrounded by crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches. Located on the stunning Cable Beach, you are just a few minutes walk from the center, shops and restaurants. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are within easy reach (7km) and Lynden Pindling International Airport is situated only 9km away.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from Cilantro where you can experience the natural textures, aromas and flavors of Mexico, Nikkei, celebrated for its exquisite fusion of Japanese, Cantonese and Peruvian cuisine featuring a sushi bar and Teppanyaki tables, Estavida, an upbeat tapas lounge located in the hotel lobby serving innovative tapas and a wide selection of cocktails, Aqua, an A la carte restaurant specializing in exquisite, rustic Italian cuisine, The Market Place, where you will find an International buffet serving an array of exquisite dishes, O'Grille, an open air restaurant with fabulous views of the sea and pool serving casual beach fare and light bites and finally The Black Angus, a steakhouse featuring hip, contemporary jazz and modern decor, offering guests the finest quality prime cuts and the freshest ingredients.(This restaurant is not included in the all inclusive package, additional charges apply). The Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and amazing local entertainment.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Room service
  • 3 heated outdoor pools
  • Complimentary resort wide Wi-Fi (guest rooms, throughout hotel, beach and conference areas)   
  • 24-hour Fitness Center
  • 7 dining venues
  • 4 bars.
  • non-motorised water sports

The Bahamas is formed by over 700 islands, keys and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean and renowned for its warm sunshine, mild climate, fine, white sandy beaches, turquoise, crystal clear water and friendly people, making this the perfect environment to relax and unwind in your free time during the conference.

Location

Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Location Details

The Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive is located right on the stunning Cable Beach just a few minutes away from the airport and city center; Nearby in Downtown Nassau you can experience the flavours of new foods at local restaurants, shop 'til you drop at Straw market or take a trip through time at the Pirates Museum. The beautiful Nassau Botanical Gardens are close by and water enthusiasts can enjoy non-motorized water sports right on property.

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. The city has a hilly landscape and is known for it's fabulous beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.

 

Transport

Local  Airport

The Melia Nassau Beach Resort is located just 9km from Lynden Pindling International Airport, approximately 10-15 minutes journey time. Formerly known as Nassau International Airport, it is the largest airport in the Bahamas and privides an international gateway into the country.

We will be partnering with a local reputable company that will provide transportation services for our attendees. Further information will be available nearer the time.

Activities

Several activities are available within the resort and include:

  • Sports: Volleyball / basketball
  • Fitness classes
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Further tours and excursion information will be available shortly.

Group Activities

To be announced.

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 07 Sep 2018

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

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Posters

Poster Deadline: 14 Dec 2018

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

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