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Molecular Biology of Aging – Sino-German Perspectives

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Leopoldina Symposium

Date: Thursday, 12 to Friday, 13 October 2017
Location: Conference Room, Reinhardtstraße 14, 10117 Berlin

In Europe as well as Asia, population aging has a tremendous societal impact. At the same time, life science research in advanced countries like China and Europe has the potential to establish a solid understanding of cellular aging and, in the future, offer remedies for some of the flip sides of aging. Matching Chinese and German top-level academics in a discussion on aging research should generate new ideas and fuel new research.

Maintaining and extending the healthy lifespan is one of the central concerns and goals of aging research. While healthy aging has offered people and societies many new opportunities, it is undisputed that aging is a key risk factor for late-onset diseases. At the level of cells, aging brings about multiple interconnected defects. Pathological and ‘normal’ aging overlap. Several pathways or mechanisms are currently discussed (e.g., Lopez-Otin, 2013 in Cell). The conference aims to bring together experts from China and Germany to discuss such issues.

Further Information

The event addresses a scientific audience. Registration for World Health Summit participants by email to stefanie.kirsch@leopoldina.org (admission of ten guests in order of email date).


Dr. Katja Patzwaldt
Scientific Officer, Presidential Office
Tel.: 030 - 203 8997 - 431
E-Mail: katja.patzwaldt@leopoldina.org

Stefanie Kirsch
Assistant, Department International Relations
E-Mail: stefanie.kirsch@leopoldina.org




Katharina Schmidt

Event Management

Phone 0345 - 47 239 - 928
Fax 0345 - 47 239 - 919
E-Mail katharina.schmidt @leopoldina.org