About the Workshop
The proposed EMBO Workshop aims at presenting and discussing the most recent advances on how the developmental process is functionally related to lifespan regulation, health span (i.e. the disease-free years), and the (premature) onset of age-related diseases. From the crossing standpoints of development and aging, the following topics will be covered, structuring an interdisciplinary program: stem cells, cellular senescence, metabolism, genome maintenance, evolution, ecophysiology, and medicine. The Program ends with "chalk-talk"-based concluding remarks (tailor-made to cover all the program) from the organizers and a follow-up discussion with the participants. As developmental biologists and scientists working in 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 different disciplines to connect and exchange ideas on the complex interplay between development and aging.
This EMBO Workshop takes place in the heart of the beautiful city of Nice, South of France, close to the historical old town and the “Baie des Anges."
Image credits: Microscopy image of nuclei by Aaron Mendez-Bermudez; Young, middle-aged, and old zebra finches by Pat Monaghan; Caenorhabditis elegans by Bjoern Schumacher; Lamb by Becky Hewitt; Old ram by Jill Pilkington; Naked Mole-Rat by Vera Gorbunova; Drawing of the Balinese mask (topeng tua) by Eric Rottinger; and Leopard Gecko by Longhua Guo
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.