First Cologne Aging Conference May 2-4, 2013


Jens Brüning, Aleksandra Trifunovic, Bernhard Schermer

  • Fabrizio d‘Adda di Fagagna, Milan, Italy
  • Andrea Ballabio, Naples, Italy
  • Anne Brunet, Stanford (CA), USA
  • Andrew Dillin, Berkley (CA), USA
  • Vishva M. Dixit, San Francisco (CA), USA
  • Bruce Edgar, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Tamas Horvath, New Haven (CT), USA
  • Stephen O’Rahilly, Cambridge, UK
  • Klaus Rajewsky, Berlin, Germany
  • Lenhard Rudolph, Ulm, Germany
  • Luca Scorrano, Padua, Italy
  • Eline Slagboom, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Nektarios Tavernakis, Heraklion, Greece
  • Hila Toledano, Haifa, Israel
  • Eric Verdin, San Francisco (CA), USA
  • Jan Vijg, New York (NY), USA
  • Anu Wartiovaara, Helsinki, Finland

Free admission – no registration required!


Thursday May 2nd

Welcome & introduction – Aleksandra Trifunovic (CECAD Organizer Team)

Session I:
Stem cells and aging
Chair: Mirka Uhlirova (CECAD Group Leader)

Bruce Edgar (ZMBH - Heidelberg, Germany):
“Homeostatic and Dysplastic growth in the Drosophila Intestine”         

Hila Toledano (Haifa University, Israel):
“Role of RNA in aging of the stem-cell niche” 

20:00 - 1:00
Location: New CECAD Research Center - ground floor, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26, 50931 Köln.

Friday May 3rd

Session II:
Mitochondrial dysfunction and age-associated disease
Chair: Thomas Langer (CECAD Vice Spokesperson)

Anu Suomalainen (University of Helsinki, Finland):
“Lost in Interpretation: mitochondrial dysfunction signals underlying tissue-specific disease manifestations”

Luca Scorrano (University of Padua, Italy):
“Keeping mitochondria in shape: a matter of differentiation”

10:20-10:50   coffee break

Session III:
Aging and neurodegeneration
Chair: Elena Rugarl (CECAD Group Leader)

Andrea Ballabio (TIGEM, Naples, Italy):
“Signals from the lysosome”                             

Nektarios Tavernakis (University of Crete, Greece):
“Neurodegeneration in heat stroke: The protective role of the heat shock response”

12:15-13:45   lunch break

Keynote lecture

Introduction: Thomas Langer (CECAD Vice Spokesperson)

Klaus Rajewsky (MDC-Berlin, Germany):
“Lymphoma pathogenesis and immune surveillance”

15:00-16:00   coffee break and poster session

Session IV:
Humoral and epigenetic control of aging
Chair: Aleksandra Trifunovic (CECAD Group Leader)

Anne Brunet (Stanford University, USA):
“Epigenetic regulation of aging”

Andy Dillin (Berkeley University, USA):
“Humoral control of proteostasis”

Saturday May 4th

Session V:
Genome instability and aging
Chair: Björn Schumacher (CECAD Group Leader)

Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna (IFOM-IEO, Milan,Italy):
“What is cellular senescence?

Jan Vijg (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA):
“Single-cell analysis of genome instability in aging”

Lenhard Rudolph (Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Germany):
"DNA damage response in aging"

11:00-11:30    coffee break

Session VI:
Aging and inflammation
Chair: Bernhard Schermer (CECAD Organizer Team)

Eline Slagboom (LUMC, Netherlands):
“Biomarkers and determinants of healthy ageing in human longevity families”

Vishva M. Dixit (Genentech, USA):
“Signaling lessons from death receptors”

12:50-14:00   lunch break

Session VII:
Metabolic homeostasis and aging
Chair: Jens Brüning (CECAD Scientific Coordinator)

Stephen O’Rahilly (University of Cambridge, UK):
“Human metabolic disease “lessons from genetics"”

Tamas Horvath (Yale University, USA):
“Hypothalamic hunger-promoting neurons regulate higher brain functions and longevity” 

Eric Verdin (UCSF, San Francisco, USA):
“Reversible protein acetylation and Aging”              

Closing remarks
– Jens Brüning (CECAD Scientific Coordinator)

Picture gallery
First Cologne Aging Conference

May 2 – 4, 2013
Venue: MTI Main Lecture Hall (next to new CECAD Research Center), Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26, D-50931 Cologne

Location plan.

Picture of the MTI Building.

Evening Event: Thursday - May 2nd, 20:00

All speakers and participants of the "First Cologne Aging Conference" as well as all CECAD members are warmly invited to the EVENING EVENT at the new CECAD Research Center.

Date: May 2nd, 20:00
Venue: CECAD Research Center - ground floor, Joseph-Stelzmann-Strasse 26, 50931 Köln

We are looking forward to welcoming you to drinks and music!