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Aging, Biology of
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

Biochemical, genetic and physiological mechanisms of aging and age-related changes in humans and animals are presented at the Biology of Aging Gordon Research Conferences. This includes investigations of structure and function that characterize normal aging and investigations of the adverse changes that are risk factors for or accompany age-related disease states. A central objective of the aging conference is to stimulate awareness of the interdependence of genetic, functional and environmental interactions in determining and potentially combating aging. Over the last several years, a rudimentary understanding of some aging mechanisms in cells and simple animals has been generated. In other organisms such as C. elegans, yeast and Drosophila, molecular genetic studies have defined many of the genes that determine life span and gene expression changes associated with aging. In rodents, many biochemical pathways strongly associated aging and life span are now being confirmed and further studied using knockout and transgenic strategies. One of the most exciting advances in our understanding of aging involves the discovery of evolutionarily conserved mechanisms that control longevity, the insulin/insulin-like growth factor pathway in particular. Thus, our field is continuing to mature as we develop a deeper understanding of mechanisms applicable across species. The underlying goal driving the conference is to encourage participants to critically evaluate the latest insights into the aging process from the molecular to the whole organism, with a focus on defining rational approaches to health span extension.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Aging, Biology of" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 Aging, Biology of
Integrative Biology of Aging: New Insights from Molecules to Systems
Jul 9-14 Les Diablerets Conference Center Adam Antebi
Shin-Ichiro Imai
2015 Aging, Biology of
The Translational Science of Aging: From Functional Pathways to Interventions
Jul 19-24 Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River John M. Sedivy
Yousin Suh
2013 Aging, Biology of Aug 11-16 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Pankaj Kapahi
Nektarios Tavernarakis
2012 Aging, Biology of
The Genetic, Epigenetic, Inflammatory, and Metabolic Origins of Aging
Feb 12-17 Ventura Beach Marriott Nir Barzilai
James L. Kirkland
Heidi Scrable
2010 Aging, Biology of
Determinants of Health-Span: From Cells to Humans
Aug 22-27 Les Diablerets Conference Center Ana Maria Cuervo
Rafael De Cabo
Pidder Jansen-Dürr
2009 Aging, Biology of
Mechanisms of Aging: Key Effectors and Rational Targets
Feb 15-20 Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express Janet Lord
Pamela L. Larsen
David A. Sinclair
2007 Aging, Biology of Sep 23-28 Les Diablerets Conference Center Holly M. Brown-Borg
Alexander Buerkle
LaDora V. Thompson
2006 Aging, Biology of
From Cells to Centenarians: New Concepts, Old Problems
Jan 29 - Feb 3 Ventura Beach Marriott Roger J. McCarter
Monica Driscoll
2004 Aging, Biology of Sep 12-17 Centre Paul Langevin Gordon J. Lithgow
Julie K. Andersen
Thomas Von Zglinicki
2003 Aging, Biology of Mar 9-14 Ventura Beach Marriott Eugenia Wang
Rudolph E. Tanzi
John G. Tower
2001 Aging, Biology of Jul 22-27 The Queen's College James F. Nelson
Phyllis M. Wise
2000 Aging, Biology of Jan 30 - Feb 4 Ventura Beach Marriott S Michal Jazwinski
1998 Aging, Biology of
Integrative Mechanisms of Aging
May 10-15 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Thomas Kirkwood
1997 Aging, Biology of Jan 5-10 Ventura Beach Marriott Thomas E. Johnson
1995 Aging, Biology of May 7-12 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Olivia M. Pereira-Smith
James R. Smith
1994 Aging, Biology of Feb 27 - Mar 4 Casa Sirena Hotel Richard A. Miller
1992 Aging, Biology of Aug 17-21 New Hampton School John Papaconstantinou
1991 Aging, Biology of Apr 28 - May 3 San Miniato Arlan G. Richardson
1989 Aging, Biology of
Interrelationship Between Development, Differentiation and Aging
Jul 24-28 Plymouth State College David Gershon
1988 Aging, Biology of
Membrane and Cellular Regulation of Physiological Function During Aging
Feb 15-19 Ventura Beach Marriott James A. Joseph
1986 Aging, Biology of Jul 21-25 Plymouth State College Joan Smith-Sonneborn
1985 Aging, Biology of Feb 11-15 Casa Sirena Hotel George S. Roth
1983 Aging, Biology of Aug 8-12 Holderness School Edward J. Masoro
1982 Aging, Biology of Feb 15-19 Crowne Plaza Caleb E. Finch
1980 Aging, Biology of Aug 4-8 Proctor Academy James R. Florini
1979 Aging, Biology of Jan 22-26 Miramar Hotel George R. Martin
1977 Aging, Biology of Aug 1-5 Holderness School Vincent J. Cristofalo
1976 Aging, Biology of Jan 26-30 Miramar Hotel Richard C. Adelman
1974 Aging, Biology of Jul 29 - Aug 2 Tilton School D. Rao Sanadi
1973 Aging, Biochemistry of Jan 22-26 Miramar Hotel Denham Harman
1968 Aging, Chemistry of Jan 22-26 Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel Steven M. Horvath
1966 Aging, Chemistry of Jan 24-28 Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel Steven M. Horvath
1965 Aging, Chemistry of Jan 25-29 Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel Steven M. Horvath
1962 Aging, Basic Chemistry of Jun 11-15 Tilton School Johan Bjorksten
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