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Aging, Biology of (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Metabolism and Aging


August 10-11, 2013


Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy


Amit Khanna

Associate Chair:
Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on the Biology of Aging 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 GRS is a unique colloquium for researchers at the level of graduate students and post-docs. The enriched environment will foster future collaborations and provide scientific insights from across biological models, methods, and approaches in order to shape scientific aptitude among young scientific minds.

The meeting aims to highlight major scientific developments at the interface of aging with metabolism, epigenetics and stem cell biology. The GRS will also hold an informal "career development" session for a detailed insight into career prospects in academics versus industry that shall provide young researchers with valuable career advice from senior experts in their respective fields. There are various travel fellowships available for students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Aging, Biology of" 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
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmLatest trends in Aging research
Discussion Leader: Matt Laye
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmTBA
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session I
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmMetabolism and Aging I
Discussion Leader: Subhash Katewa
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmSarah Cahill-Smith (University of Surrey)
"A crucial role of Nox2-derived oxidative stress in ageing-associated metabolic disorders and vascular dysfunction"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:20 pmJunghee Cho (Yeungnam University)
"Role of CD9 in vascular cell aging and atherosclerosis"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:50 pmHanna Dellago (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences)
"Overexpression of a conserved DNA repair factor extends cellular and organismal life span and increases resistance to genotoxic stress"
6:50 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:20 pmRohini Ghawalkar-Khapre (Cleveland State University)
"Circadian Regulation of mTOR Signaling Pathway"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMetabolism and Aging II
Discussion Leader: Shankar Chinta
9:00 am - 9:20 amEvi Mercken (National Institute on Aging, NIH)
"Resveratrol Improves the Skeletal Muscle Metabolic Response to High Fat Feeding in a Nampt-SirT1 Dependent Manner"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amGuido Stadler (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
"Progressive telomere shortening may contribute to an age-related human muscle disease"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amShyh-Chang Ng (Harvard Medical School)
"Lin28 promotes mammalian tissue repair by reprogramming metabolism"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amMichael Stout (Mayo Clinic)
"FaGHRKO Mice are Protected from Frailty in Old Age"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion: Career Prospects in Molecular Research
Panelists: Bita Nakhai (NIH) & Eugenia Wang (University of Lousiville)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 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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