Mechanisms of Aging
September 26 - 30, 2016
Abstract Deadline: July 25, 2016


Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester
Malene Hansen, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla 
Scott Pletcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 

You are invited to participate in the eighth meeting on Mechanisms of Aging, to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, beginning after dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 26, and concluding with lunch on Friday, September 30, 2016. The meeting will explore the regulation and function of genes and processes that are now known or suspected to control cellular and/or organismic aging.

Preliminary Topics:
  • Longevity Genes & Human Biology
  • DNA Repair/Senescence
  • Inflammation/Immunity
  • Epigenetics
  • Homestasis (Proteostasis, Mitochondrial Energetics)
  • Metabolism (Intercellular Communication/Microbiome)
  • Tissue Maintenance/Stem Cells
  • Comparative Biology/Non-standard Models
  • Interventions (Nutrition/Pharmacology)
Confirmed Session Chairs:

Peter Adams, University of Glasgow, UK
Keith Blackwell, Joslin Diabetes Center
Anne Brunet, Stanford University
Sandy Chang, Yale School of Medicine
Shin Imai, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Henri Jasper, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Joao Pedro Magalhaes, University of Liverpool, UK
Will Mair, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Linda Partridge, University College London, UK and MPI Cologne, Germany
Daniel Promislow, University of Washington, Seattle
Peter Rabinovitch, University of Washington, Seattle
Ned Sharpless, University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill
David Sinclair, Harvard Medical School
Yousih Suh, Einstein College of Medicine
Jessica Tyler, MD Anderson Cancer Center
David Walker, University of California, Los Angeles
Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine
Thomas von Zglinicki, University of Newcastle, UK

The format of the meeting will include seven oral sessions consisting of invited and short talks, chosen from the submitted abstracts, and one poster session. All speakers and chairs are strongly encouraged to stay for the entire meeting. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster.

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Maureen Morrow stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in at the end of September.

This conference will be supported in part by funds provided by: National Institute of Aging and Macrogen Corps.


Academic Package $1,425
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,185
Corporate Package $1,835
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $965
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,230

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.