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Third International “Genetics of Aging and Longevity” Conference Featured Research on Multiple Ways to Combat Aging

Genetics of aging and longevity conference

More than 200 participants from North America, Europe and Asia met in post-Olympic Sochi for five days this April, as world-famous anti-aging researchers exchanged ideas at the third International Conference on Genetics of Aging and Longevity. They discussed progress and remaining obstacles, in their efforts to deepen our understanding of this complex phenomenon and develop strategies for interventions.

The central themes of the conference included (1) identification of molecular targets for lifespan-extending drugs, (2) understanding the protective genotypes of centenarians and exceptionally long-lived animal species, (3) the complex roles and interactions of genetic determinants, epigenetic regulation, metabolism, gut microbiota, lifestyle and environment in shaping the aging process, (4) developing technologies for artificial growth, cryopreservation and transplantation of organs, and (5) new technologies, including gene-editing nanoparticles and artificial chromosomes, as prospective anti-aging tools.

The doors opened on April 6, 2014, to the 3rd International conference Genetics of Aging and Longevity, organized by the Science for Life Extension Foundation in collaboration with the Institute of biology of the Komi Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Scientists from many fields of biology, medicine and informatics, and from 19 countries (Russia, U.S., Canada, Ukraine, UK, China, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Israel, Italy, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Uzbekistan, and Jordan) met in Sochi and were unified by one common goal – the ever-growing importance of understanding the mechanisms of aging, to develop ways to prevent and possibly reverse this debilitating and deadly process that underlies virtually all age-dependent diseases.

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Genetics of Aging and Longevity Conference Program is Here

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This is going to be the best aging meeting of all times. The program speaks for itself, but I’d like to draw your attention to the round tables in the end of each day. The first two are on the theories of aging. We will have a science battle – register for the conference and learn which theory will win!

Insanely interesting is the round table on commercial projects – where the most prominent scientists will present their startups in the area of fighting aging and age-related diseases.

My favorite is the personalized science round table where a great selection of experts will discuss the utmost importance of health monitoring, biomarkers of aging, health and diseases and also the solutions – existing and those that need to be developed to monitor our health and prevent the diseases from manifesting at a very early stage.

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Genetics of Aging and Longevity Conference – Venue Chosen

One of the best conferences in the world, Genetics of Aging and Longevity conference, will take place on April 6-10 in Sochi, the city of 2014 Olympic Games. A couple of words about the event – the best geneticists of aging will gather to share their latest research on

  • Longevity genes in human and animals
  • Epigenetic mechanisms of aging
  • Inflammation and hyperfunction, intertwined mechanisms of aging?
  • Environment, genes and aging
  • Biomarkers of biological age
  • Pharmacological interventions in aging
  • Strategies for regenerative medicine applied to humans
  • Systems biologyof aging and longevity
  • Comparative biology of lifespan
  • Oxidative damage and aging

And now we know the place where the magic will happen – Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Center. Here are the pictures of the place.

Don’t forget to register for Genetics of Aging and Longevity here


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David Gems – Fluorescence Makes Death Visible in Worms

Enjoy this interesting talk by Dr. David Gems, PhD, Reader in the Biology of aging at the University College London.

A major focus of current work in Dr. Gems’ laboratory is understanding the genes and biochemical processes by which reduced insulin/IGF-1 signalling and dietary restriction increase lifespan. Other interests include sex differences in the biology of aging, evolutionary conservation of mechanisms of aging, and bioethical implications of aging research.

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Alexander Vaiserman – Hormesis: A Kind of Epigenetic Phenomoenon?

Watch Dr. Alexander Vaiserman, MD, PhD, Kiev Institute of Gerontology, talk about hormesis and its role in aging and epigenetics.


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Holly Brown-Borg – Growth Hormone and Aging: Does DNA Methylation Play a Role?

Here’s a talk by Dr. Holly Brown-Borg, PhD, Professor, University of North Dakota, about the role of DNA methylation in defense mechanisms of Ames dwarf mice. Growth hormone is definitely not an anti-aging, but a pro-aging drug. Watch the talk and learn at least a couple of reasons why.

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Thomas Perls – Increasing Genetic Influence Upon Exceptional Longevity with Older and Older Ages

Here’s a talk by Dr. Thomas Perls at the 2nd Genetics of Aging and Longevity Conference. Dr. Thomas Perls, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Boston University Medical Center,  is the founder and director of the New England Centenarian Study, the largest study of centenarians in the world. A significant portion of the study is devoted to understanding why centenarians delay or escape Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders.

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