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Aging, Biology of (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

The Ins and Outs of Aging: Molecular Process to Systems Biology of Aging

Dates

July 8-9, 2017

Location

Les Diablerets Conference Center
Les Diablerets, Switzerland Site Information

Organizers

Chairs:
Isabel Beerman & Mitsukuni Yoshida

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 10, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by April 8, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description

Overview

The Gordon Research Seminar on 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 focus of this meeting will be the fundamental processes and pathways of aging emerging from studies of model organisms, how these concepts advance our understanding of human aging and age associated diseases, and how this knowledge can be translated into successful interventions to ameliorate the functional decline of age. The GRS will provide junior scientists a venue to present, discuss and receive feedback on their research, further their knowledge of the established principles as well as relevant pending questions in the field, promote interactions and constructive networking with successful established scientists as well as with their peers, and engage in workshops with role models from academia, industry and government on career development.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 8, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Dinner: 8:00 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Aging, Biology of" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Preliminary Program Outline

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by May 8, 2017. Please check back for updates.

Speakers

  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • Manuel Serrano (Spanish National Cancer Research Center, Spain)
  • Tony Wyss-Coray (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)

Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

"Career Development: Transition from Postdoc to PI"

  • Malene Hansen (Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA)
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