Conference: Neurogenesis from development to adulthood in health and disease

The adult brain consists of billions of neurons allowing for a plethora of brain functions. Notably, a large number of neuropsychiatric diseases are associated with early alterations of neural networks. Thus, understanding the process of neurogenesis, the life-long formation of neurons, is of fundamental importance to identify novel strategies for therapeutic approaches.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together experts in neurosciences to discuss these exciting new developments at Monte Verità.

Monte Verità rises on the hills above Ascona and Lake Maggiore, and has always been a magnetic pole of convergence of ideas, trends, experiments and historical figures. Immersed in the quiet and green of a park of more than 7 hectares, with an incomparable view of Lake Maggiore, it offers visitors a unique experience.

SPEAKERS:
Laure Bally-Cuif, Institut Pasteur, France
Stéphanie Baulac, Institut du cerveau, France
Andrea Brand, The Gurdon Institute, UK
Anne Brunet, Stanford University, USA
Silvia Cappello, Max Plank Institute Munich, Germany
Fiona Doetsch, University of Basel, Switzerland
Alex Gould, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Simon Hippenmeyer, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
Oliver Hobert, Columbia University, USA
Denis Jabaudon, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Sebastian Jessberger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Marlen Knobloch, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Madeline Lancaster, Cambridge University, UK
Laurent Nguyen, University of Liege, Belgium
Alex Schier, University of Basel, Switzerland
Debby Silver, Duke University, UK
Hongjun Song, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Maria Tosches, Columbia University, USA
Barbara Treutlein, ETH Basel, Switzerland
Pierre Vanderhaeghen, Leuven Center for Brain and Disease research, Belgium 

DATES:
from the 20th to the 23rd of March 2022

LOCATION:
Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland
https://www.monteverita.org/en

ORGANISED BY:
Fiona Doetsch, University of Basel, Switzerland
Denis Jabaudon, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Sebastian Jessberger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Marlen Knobloch, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:
Conditions :
Participant numbers are limited.
We invite PhD students and young researchers to contribute to the conference with short talks and poster presentations.
The participants will be selected on the basis of their academic records and their profile.
The applicants are asked to submit a CV and an abstract sketching the content of the poster/short talk they are planning to deliver at the conference (max. 500 words). 

Deadline for submitting abstracts: December 15th 2021
Please send your application to: asconameeting@unige.ch

After a review procedure, you will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted.

For selected participants, the participation fee will be of CHF 150.- (incl. welcome drink, excursion and social dinner).
Board & lodging at the Hotel Monte Verità is based on an average of CHF 205.- per night/day. Stay from Sunday, 20 March – Wednesday, 23 March 2021 would then amount to approximately CHF 615.- (depending on room type).
Therefore, the total cost of the conference (participation fee + board & lodging) would then amount to approximately CHF 765.-.

Please note that travel costs of the participants are not covered.