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Biology of Aging (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar


August 21-22, 2010


Les Diablerets Conference Center
Les Diablerets, Switzerland


Susmita Kaushik, Rafal Koziel & Robin K. Minor

Meeting Description

The Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on Aging, Biology Of is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting will be to congregate an outstanding and diverse group of young investigators (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) at the forefront of aging research. Through an informal ‘Beyond the Ph.D.’ session, this GKRS will also provide young researchers with valuable career advice from senior experts in this field.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Biology of Aging" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
2:45 pm - 3:30 pmKeynote Session
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmFelipe Sierra (National Institute on Aging)
"The biology of aging - Current status and prospects"
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Discussion
3:30 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session I (presenters with last names A-K)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmDoes bioenergetic homeostasis rule aging processes?
Discussion Leader: Joao F. Passos (University of Newcastle, United Kingdom)
5:30 pm - 5:45 pmJames M. Flynn (Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, USA)
"Transcriptional variance and functional decline of cardiomyocytes during aging and endogenous oxidative stress"
5:45 pm - 5:50 pm Discussion
5:50 pm - 6:05 pmSamantha M. Solon (University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
"The nutritional geometry of ageing in a rodent model"
6:05 pm - 6:10 pm Discussion
6:10 pm - 6:25 pmJong-Hee Kim (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
"Rescuing age-induced skeletal muscle contractile dysfunction"
6:25 pm - 6:30 pm Discussion
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm Kaitlyn N. Lewis (Barshop Institute for Aging and Longevity / UTHSCSA, San Antonio, USA)
"Stress Resistance: The Naked Truth"
6:45 pm - 6:50 pm Discussion
6:50 pm - 7:05 pm Adam B. Salmon (University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA)
"Methionine sulfoxide reductase controls metabolic dysfunction but not mammalian lifespan"
7:05 pm - 7:10 pm Discussion
7:10 pm - 7:25 pm Zachary Pincus (Yale University, New Haven, USA)
"Worms' Lives: Early Variability in Nematodes Predicts Longevity"
7:25 pm - 7:30 pm Discussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:30 amMacromolecular aging, oxidative damage and cellular quality control
Discussion Leader: Manlio Vinciguerra (European Molecular Biology Laboratory - EMBL, Monterotondo, Italy)
9:00 am - 9:15 amRuth Greussing (Institute for Biomedical Aging Research, Innsbruck, Austria)
"Mechanisms of UVB induced premature senescence: a systems biology approach"
9:15 am - 9:20 am Discussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amDiana Jurk (University of Newcastle, United Kingdom)
"Role of NF-κB transcription factor p50 in cellular senescence and possible consequences for in vivo ageing"
9:35 am - 9:40 am Discussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amPim Dekker (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
"Cellular stress responses of human skin fibroblasts reflect differences in human longevity"
9:55 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAstrid Eijkelenboom (University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands)
"Histone acetyltransferase PCAF induces FOXO4 monoubiquitination"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:20 am Indhira H. De La Rosa (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA)
"The chromatin structure in aging tissues: epigenetic changes of histone post-translational modifications in livers from old mice"
11:20 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:30 pm"Beyond the Ph.D.", a career orientation session
Discussion Leaders: Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein (Institute for Biomedical Aging Research, Innsbruck, Austria), Julie K. Andersen (Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, USA) and Bita Nakhai (National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, USA)
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 3:30 pmPoster Session II (presenters with last names L-Z)
3:30 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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