Mechanisms of Aging
October 1 - 5, 2018
Abstract Deadline: August 6, 2018


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 ninth meeting on Mechanisms of Aging, to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, beginning after dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 1, and concluding with lunch on Friday, October 5, 2018. 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
  • Senescence, DNA Repair and Transposable Elements
  • Inter-tissue Communication
  • Stem Cells
  • Homestasis 
  • Epigenetics
  • Metabolism
  • Interventions 
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Rozalyn Anderson, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute on Ageing, Cologne, Germany
Vilhelm Bohr, National Institute on Aging
Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania
Rochelle (Shelley) Buffenstein, Calico
Dongsheng Cai, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Judy Campisi, The Buck Institute for Research on Ageing
Katrin Chua, Stanford University
Andy Dillin, University of California, Berkeley
David Glass, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Lea Harrington, University of Montreal
Steve Helfand, Brown University
Steve Horvath, University of California, Los Angeles
Leanne Jones, University of California, Los Angeles
Guanghui Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Rich Miller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Coleen Murphy, Princeton University
Tom Rando, Stanford University
Dario Riccardo Valenzano, Max Planck Institute on Ageing, Cologne, Germany
Eric Verdin, The Buck Institute for Research on Ageing

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Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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, The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, Aging the Journal, Aging Cell and Calico Labs.

There will be an inBIO showcase held attached to this meeting on the afternoon of Monday, October 1. Please click here for more details. Pitch proposals should be submitted to


Academic Package $1485
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1235
Corporate Package $1905
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $1005
Corporate No-Housing Package $1280

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.