Online Ageing Workshop

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This three-day Ageing Workshop will take place from 8-10 February 2021, starting from 2pm CET each day, and will be held via Zoom.

In this online workshop, we will discuss topics on the subject of glycosylation, glycomics, metabolomics and ageing. The program will address questions like:

This Workshop is offered by the IMforFUTURE program (Innovative Training in Methods for Future Data). This multidisciplinary training program coordinates research activities from different scientific sectors such as genetics, glycomics, glycoproteomics, epigenetics, epidemiology, statistics and network analysis. IMforFUTURE focuses on exploring the topic of ageing, one of the most challenging and immunologically vulnerable process of life. While several biological aspects might influence this process, protein glycosylation is one of the less understood so far.

 In this online workshop, we will discuss topics on the subject of glycomics and ageing. The program will address questions like: Why biological and chronological age might differ? How to determine our biological age using glycans? How to learn more about biological ageing: Which cohorts need to be studied? What data to be measured?

 Our keynote speakers are:

  • Carlito Lebrilla, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Davis. “Towards linking diet, ageing, and Alzheimer’s disease through glycosylation”
  • Gordan Lauc, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Zagreb University, and Board member of Genos Ltd. “Glycan biomarkers as a tool to prevent age-related diseases”
  • Eline Slagboom, Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Leiden University. “Metabolomics markers of biological age, mortality and exceptional longevity”
  • Sylvie Ricard-Blum, Professor of Biochemistry University of Lyon 1.

The workshop will take place on February 8-10 2021 (in the afternoon EU time). Registration to this virtual workshop is cost-free.

 You are invited to submit an abstract and participate with a talk or a poster presentation.

Online registration and abstract submission is now open!

 There is the opportunity for workshop participants to contribute to a special issue in Theoretical Biology Forum, more details to follow.

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