Mechanisms of Aging
September 21 - 25, 2020
Abstract Deadline: July 3, 2020


Shin-Ichiro Imai, Washington University School of Medicine
Scott Pletcher,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine

You are invited to participate in the tenth meeting on Mechanisms of Aging, to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, beginning after dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 21, and concluding with lunch on Friday, September 25, 2020. 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:

Darren Baker, Mayo Clinic
Anne Brunet, Stanford University
Jennifer Garrison, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Margaret Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine
Marcia Haigis, Harvard University
Jing-Dong Jackie Han, Peking University
Heinrich Jasper, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Hideki Katagiri, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan
Samuel Klein, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Dudley Lamming, University of Wisconsin
William Mair, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Richard Morimoto, Northwestern University
Pura Muñoz-Cánoves, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain
Laura Niedernhofer, University of Minnesota
Daniel Promislow, University of Washington
Christian Riedel, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Frank Schroeder, Cornell University
John Sedivy, Brown University
Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, Columbia University
Andrew Yoo, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

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Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 Catie Carr at 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 may 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.


Academic Package: $1,560
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
Corporate Package: $2,055 
Academic/Student No-Housing Package:
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,380 


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.