Intra- and Intercellular Mechanisms of Aging
Scientific Organizers: Malene Hansen, Johan Auwerx and Heinrich Jasper
Date: February 09 - 13, 2020
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Over the past three decades, studies have highlighted numerous cell-autonomous mechanisms that contribute to organismal aging. Specifically, changes in many genes, pathways, biomolecules and organelles have been shown to affect aging in a number of model organisms in a conserved fashion. However, it has become increasingly clear that these intracellular mechanisms are complemented by cell non-autonomous signaling events to influence aging on a tissue and organismal level. Understanding how an initial deregulation of intracellular functions are likely communicated to other cells, tissues, or organs to thereby impact the lifespan and healthspan of the organism will be key to our understanding of aging and age-related diseases. This conference will focus on intra- and intercellular mechanisms of aging, by highlighting current research on key cell-autonomous mechanisms such as DNA, protein and mitochondrial homeostasis, as well as inter-tissue signaling events relevant to aging and age-related diseases, in particular neurodegenerative disorders.
Scholarship Deadline: October 31 2019 details
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We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Grant No. 1R13AG064967-01
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