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Past Events

MouseAGE Kickoff conference

A Welcome from the Action Chair

It is with excitement and trepidation in equal measure that I say welcome to the first meeting of MouseAGE in Braga to all the members of the Action and to the speakers, who kindly agreed to travel a great distance to help us in our mission with their expertise. To them goes my profound gratitude for their efforts and enthusiasm in accepting the invitation. Most of all they need to be praised for their patience in complying with the eCOST system!

It is incredibly exciting that we have the opportunity to bring very different...

Braga, Portugal
23 Mar 2015 to 25 Mar 2015

Training School: Creating and Phenotyping Mouse models of Disease and Ageing

Mouse genetics has made major contributions to our understanding of mammalian physiology, genetics, and disease. In recent years there have been major advances in methodologies to manipulate the murine genome and the subsequent phenotypic analysis of mouse lines. In addition there are now major international resources to facilitate mouse genetics and phenotyping. This training school aims to provide an overview of recent advances in these areas by bringing together experts from across Europe. The training school will include sessions on colony management of genetically modified mice, strategies for creation of novel mutants and their subsequent analysis, and resources available such...

Harwell, Oxforshire UK
23 Nov 2015 to 25 Nov 2015

MouseAGE Annual Meeting 2016

Day 1: Tuesday 12th April 2016: Preclinical interventions in ageing, frailty and multimorbidity

Speakers will include: Dan Ehninger (German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, Germany), Ronenn Roubenoff (Novartis, Switzerland), Susan Howlett (Dalhousie University, Canada), Maria Blasco (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre).

Abstracts are encouraged to be submitted for oral and poster presentation in all areas covered by the aims of the Action. Particular consideration will be given to abstracts in the areas of mouse models with signs of multiple age-related disorders, frailty and on testing of preclinical interventions in these areas.

Day 2: Wednesday 13th April 2016, will comprise of a half day...

Madrid, Spain
12 Apr 2016 to 13 Apr 2016

Developing interventions for frailty: what do we measure?

Speakers at the meeting will include: Thomas von Zglinicki (Newcastle University, UK), Roger Fielding (Tufts University, USA), Alexander Bürkle (Universität Konstanz, Germany), Sophie Lemire-Brachat (Novartis, Switzerland), Evgeni Levin-Tsivtsivadze (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Patrik Christen (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Nathan Lebrassuer (Mayo Clinic, USA), Johannes Grillari (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria), Kathryn Owen (Owen Clinical Consulting Limited, UK), Francesco Landi (Universita’ Sacro Cuore Roma) and Clemens Löwik (Erasmus MC, The Netherlands).

A meeting programme is available HERE

Vienna, Austria
14 Nov 2016 to 15 Nov 2016

Introduction to Mathematical and Computational Modelling: from mouse to computer and back

The training school provides an introduction to mathematical and computational modelling for scientists that work with animal models of disease. The training school aims to show how such techniques can contribute to biomedical research, in particular to integrate data and knowledge and facilitate translation of preclinical findings. It will also discussed how experiments are tailored to deliver data that is amenable for computation, and how modelling provides predictions and hypotheses as input for further experimental work. The participants will be exposed to some of the underlying mathematics, but the main focus will be on concepts and principles. The program is...

Eindhoven, the Netherlands
17 Jan 2017 to 19 Jan 2017

Training School - Drug Discovery and Development

Drug Discovery and Development
4th-6th October 2017
Novartis Campus, Basel, Switzerland


The training school aims to give insights into drug discovery and development. The core of the course is an interactive and group discussion simulation of a drug discovery project from discovering to launching a new medicine (day 2 and 3). Each participant will be assigned a role in the project team and need to come prepared to the course. Participants will encounter and make decisions about various scientific challenges and possible research path. The team will choose a therapeutic indication and drug target, search for...

Basel, Switzerland
4 Oct 2017 to 6 Oct 2017

MouseAGE annual meeting and IUBMB Focused Meeting on «Molecular aspects of aging and longevity»

MouseAGE COST Action invites all members  to the next annual joint meeting with MouseAGE annual meeting that will take place at Athens, Greece, at the following meeting:

IUBMB Focused Meeting on «Molecular aspects of aging and longevity»

MouseAGE session on geroprotectors

Athens, Greece

19th – 20th October 2017


The 19 October will be joint with IUBMB and free to all MouseAGE delegates. The 20th October will be dedicated to working group activities. The IUBMB Focused Meeting on «Molecular aspects of aging and longevity», will take lace on the 16-19 October, Greece. The programe can be found  here.



Athens, Greece
16 Oct 2017 to 19 Oct 2017

Ageing Genomics and Bioinformatics Workshop

Ageing Genomics and Bioinformatics Workshop

26th (morning) - 27th October 2017 (lunchtime)
Location: Liverpool, UK (venue TBA)
Cost: Free

Organiser: Dr. Joao Pedro Magalhães


Abstract submission deadline: 10th October 2017
Registration deadline: 20th October 2017

This autumn we will be holding a two-day workshop and meeting during the last week in October focused on ageing and the application of bioinformatic and genomic technologies to the study of ageing and longevity. Thanks to generous funding from the Wellcome Trust the workshop is free, but please register by October 20th. There will also be a few slots for selected talks,...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
26 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017

2018 MouseAGE Training School

Eighteen participants took part in the MouseAGE Training School Behavioural Phenotyping in mice - focus on longitudinal studies in ageing on 10-12 July 2018 at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols”, Madrid, Spain. 

Organised by MouseAGE Core Group member, Dr José Luis Trejo, the training school was directed at both beginners and experimenters with some ability in behavioural phenotyping who wanted to extend their knowledge in the specific tasks and their application to ageing mice. Following the successful completion of the training school, participants are now able to:

  • Design basic experiments based on Morris water maze protocols, object recognition tests, auditory brain stem response, or acoustic
  • ...
Madrid, Spain
10 Jul 2018 to 12 Jul 2018

2018 MouseAGE Annual Meeting


The MouseAGE meeting Geroprotectors: achievements and challenges was successfully held at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy on 24th – 25th September 2018.

The key themes discussed at the meeting were:

  • What’s exciting in healthspan and geroprotectors
  • Multimorbidity and Digital Health
  • Frailty and resilience

The meeting programme is below:

Monday 24th September 2018

8.30-9.00          Registration

9.00-9.05          Welcome, Giovambattista Pani (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)

9.05-9.10          Introduction to the meeting, Ilaria Bellantuono (The University of Sheffield, UK)

Session 1 part 1 - What’s exciting in healthspan and geroprotectors

Chair: Adelaide Fernandes Borralho

9.10-9.40          Dan Enhinger (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases,...

Rome, Italy
24 Sep 2018 to 25 Sep 2018