IUBMB Focused Meeting on Molecular aspects of aging and longevity

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It is our privilege and special pleasure to invite you to the IUBMB Focused Meeting on “Molecular aspects and longevity” on October 16th - 19th 2017 in Athens, Greece.

IUBMB entrusted the organization of this focused meeting to Athens, as it was considered to be the ideal setting for gathering together young researchers and leading investigators from many countries. 

Aging is an inevitable biological process. Unravelling the fundamental molecular mechanisms of aging and longevity is a pre-requisite for developing appropriate means of increasing “healthy lifespan”. The Meeting will focus on these axes as it aims to integrate the latest research developments and new technologies from internationally acknowledged experts as well as to attract young scientists in the field and to give them the opportunity to discuss with experts. We aim selecting few additional speakers from the participants. Emphasis will be given to young group-leaders and we will have an additional session for presentations by young scientists. Finally, we’ll provide several travel fellowships to young scientists, especially from the developing countries.

In this context, we look forward to welcoming you in Athens, the heart of European culture and civilization, and receiving you according to the traditional Greek hospitality.

With my best regards,

Efstathios S. Gonos,
Director of Research
IUBMB Executive Committee Member for Congresses and Conferences

Meeting Topics: 

  • Age-related diseases & clinical studies
  • DNA damage and repair
  • Genetics and epigenetics
  • Immunity and aging
  • Model systems
  • -omics in aging research
  • Proteostasis & protein maintenance systems.
  • Stem cells & anti-aging strategies
  • Telomeres & telomerase

Key dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: May 1st, 2017

Notification of acceptance / rejection: May 15th, 2017

Deadline for early registration: June 1st 2017

Deadline for young scientists’ fellowships: May 1st 2017

For more information visit the IUBMB 2017 website:

International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research 2017

ICFSR 2017

Thursday 27th - Friday 28th April 2017

Barcelona, Spain

Key note speakers: Marco Pahor, Gainesville, USA, Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Getafe, Spain, Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft, Madrid, Spain, Stephen Donahue, Savannah, USA, Tommy Cederholm, Uppsala, Sweden and Roger Fielding, Boston, USA.

Abstract submissions in the areas of SARCOPENIA (Biology • Animal models • Preclinical studies • Clinical trials • Functional assessment • Biomarkers and imaging • New drug developments • Physical exercise • Nutrition intervention • Epidemiology), FRAILTY (• Biology of frailty and aging •Cognitive frailty • Physical frailty and age-related body composition modifications • Frailty in clinical practice and public health • Clinical trials and therapeutics) and OSTEOPOROSIS (• Osteoporosis & Frailty • Osteoporosis & Sarcopenia) are welcomed.

Call for abstracts: Symposium/Oral communication/Poster deadline: 12th December 2016

For more information see the conference flyer below or visit the ICFSR 2017 website:

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Fifth Call for STSMs Now Open

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COST Action BM1402: Development of a European network for preclinical testing of interventions in mouse models of age and age-related diseases (MouseAGE) invites researchers from Participating COST Countries to submit applications for the 4th call for STSMs.

Purpose of a STSM
STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing researchers participating in a given COST Action to visit an institution or laboratory in another Participating COST Country / an approved Near Neighbour Country institution or an approved International Partner Country institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the overall scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time enable researchers to learn new techniques or gain access to specific expertise, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions. 

The scientific objectives of COST Action BM1402 are available in the Memorandum of Understanding which can be downloaded here:

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 30th November 2016

Notification of application outcome: 3 weeks after application submission
Period for STSM: between 31st October 2016 and 28th Feb 2017

All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the period specified above.

If you have applied for an STSM you must also use the following link to record your details:

If you have questions regarding STSMs please email the  STSM coordinator Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke. The full details of this call can be found in the document below: 'COST Action BM1402 STSM 4th Call'.

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