About the Workshop
Development and aging are seemingly opposing processes that define how cells, tissues and organs assemble and maintain their optimal functions over the entire lifespan of an organism. Recent advances support the notion that a wide range of fundamental biological processes early in life also affects organismal survival at old age. The proposed workshop aims to deepen our understanding on how developmental mechanisms are functionally linked to longevity assurance pathways promoting health-span or to age-related diseases. To tackle this, we put forward a well-structured program that builds upon the following research topics:
- Stem Cells in Development and Aging
- Cellular Senescence in Development and Aging
- Cellular metabolism in Development and Aging
- Genome maintenance in Development and Aging
This EMBO workshop takes place in a peaceful, idyllic environment on the island of Crete. As developmental biologists and scientists working on the aging field often follow distinct research trajectories, it is the Program’s main priority to bring in junior and experienced participants and speakers from both disciplines to connect and exchange ideas on the functional interplay between development and the process of ageing.
About EMBO Courses and Workshops
EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.