The conference had ten sessions:
Session I: Genetics of simple organisms
Presenters covered research into worms, yeast, flies and more.
-Christian Beauséjour argued that mice do not clear DNA-damaged cells
-Philipp Oberdoerffer (from David Sinclair’s lab) asked: What drives chromatin reorganization and how does it relate to mammalian aging?
Telomeres are examined as a clock of cellular aging
Session III was “oral presentations from abstracts,” a series of unrelated short talks;
Session IV was a poster session
Session V was a series of talks about mitochondria
This session is devoted to external treatments and their effect on lifespan.
Topics and Co-Chairs:
Heidi Tissenbaum (U Mass Worcester MA USA)
Scott Pletcher (Baylor Houston TX USA)
Jan Vijg (Buck Institute Novato CA USA)
Elizabeth Blackburn (UC San Francisco CA USA)
Mitochondria / Metabolism
Peter Rabinovitch (U Washington Seattle WA USA)
Leonard Guarente (MIT Boston USA)
Cellular Senescence / Apoptosis / Run and Stress
John Sedivy (Brown U Providence RI USA
Norman Sharpless (UNC Chapel Hill NC USA)
Irina Conboy (UC Berkeley CA USA)
Karl Rudolph (Med Sch Hanover Germany)
Paul Hasty (UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX USA)
Rolf Bodmer (Burnham Institute San Diego CA USA)
Environment / Interventions
Richard Miller (U. Mich., Ann Arbor MI USA)
Steven Spindler (UC Riverside CA USA)
Anne Brunet (Stanford U CA USA)
Jan Hoeijmakers (Erasmus U Rotterdam Netherlands)
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