Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2016

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Epigenetic and Metabolic Regulation of Aging and Aging-Related Diseases (E1)

Organizer(s) Anne Brunet, David M. Sabatini and Shelley L. Berger
May 1—5, 2016
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel • Santa Fe, NM USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jan 5, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Feb 2, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 5, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 1, 2016

Sponsored by Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB)

Summary of Meeting:
Aging poses formidable scientific, medical and societal challenges. Old age is the single most important risk factor for a constellation of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and a range of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Aging is also one of the greatest fundamental mysteries in biology, and arguably its next frontier. Long thought to be inexorable, aging has in fact been shown to be malleable due to specific changes in genes or environment. This Keystone Symposia meeting will cover the most exciting questions at the forefront of the field: How can external stimuli delay aging in a long-lasting, yet reversible, manner? Does the integration of external stimuli to modulate aging differ among cells with vastly diverse functions – somatic maintenance, tissue regeneration and the “immortal” germline? Is aging a synchronous process, and how do the different cells and systems communicate? How do diseases of aging develop, and what can be done to prevent or reverse them? To address these questions, the symposium will gather investigators from completely different areas to bring an interdisciplinary approach to aging. The meeting will focus on the emerging nexus between two key aging regulators – epigenetic states of the genome and metabolic status – and will highlight innovative technologies and the newest discoveries in aging and diseases. This symposium will also address questions from different perspectives, taking advantage of model organisms with drastically divergent lifespans and aging strategies. Importantly, this meeting will particularly discuss human aging and its associated traits – frailty, susceptibility to diseases – and potential aging therapeutics.

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Early Career Investigator Travel Award Scholarship Recipients, funded by Sanofi

Jamaine S. Davis
Meharry Medical College, USA

National Institute on Aging (NIA) Scholarship Recipients

Isabel Beerman
National Institute on Aging, USA

Martin Borch Jensen
Gordian Biotechnology, USA

Constanza J. Cortes Rodriguez
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Christin A. Glorioso
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Grace Goh
University of British Columbia, Canada

Theodore T. Ho
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Janine L. Kwapis
University of California, Irvine, USA

Erik Ben van den Akker
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Hanadie Yousef
Stanford University, USA