Programme

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SEMINAR TOOK PLACE IN AUGUST 2016.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30:

08:00-08:45 Registration

08:45-09:00 Welcome notes
Prof Bengt Nordén, Founder and Chair of the Molecular Frontiers Foundation
Prof Ivan Mijakovic, Director of the Life Science Engineering Area of Advance at Chalmers
Jan-Olof Jacke, CEO Sweden Astra Zeneca

09:00-09:45 Prof Thomas Bosch, Professor of Zoology and Director of the Zoological Institute at Kiel University, University of Kiel, Germany.
Ageing from an immortal point of view: Lessons from non-senescent Hydra

09:45-10:30 Prof Ellen Nollen, European Institute for the Biology of Aging, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands.
Protein damage control in aging and age-related diseases: Lessons from worms

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45 Prof Thomas Nyström, Professor of Microbiology, Institute of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Aging and rejuvenation at the cellular level


11:45-12:30 Nobel Laureate Prof Tomas Lindahl, Emeritus Professor the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.
DNA Instability and the Role of TREX1

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:15 Prof Linda Partridge, Professor of Biology of Ageing, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany and Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL, UK.
Manipulating nutrient-sensing signalling to improve health during ageing

14:15-15:00 Discussion (questions for the speakers from Day 1, moderated by Dr Per Thoren and Msc Åsa Rensfeldt)

15:00-15:30 Presentation of Molecular Frontiers by Professor Dina Petranovic, Dr Per Thoren and Msc Åsa Rensfeldt

15:30-17:00 Reception and mingle for all registered participants

16:30-21:00 Workshop, dinner and evening program for high-school students with Per Thoren, Åsa Rensfeldt and SBE Student Chapter Chalmers (by invitation only)

18:00-22:00 Dinner for speakers, chairs and invited guests (by invitation only)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31:


09:00-09:45 Dr Leroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, USA.
Transforming Healthcare through Scientific Wellness

09:45-10:30 Prof Valter Longo, Professor of Biogerontology, Director of the USC Longevity Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles USA, and IFOM, Milan, Italy.
Nutrition-dependent regulation of protection and regeneration: From yeast to humans

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45 Prof Eline Slagboom, Head of Molecular Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.
Healthy ageing elderly: On nature and nurture

11:45-12:30 Prof Frank Madeo, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, NAWI Graz, University of Graz, BioTechMed-Graz, Austria.
From dying yeasts to longevity drugs

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:15 Discussion (questions for the speakers from Day 2, moderated by Dr Per Thoren and Msc Åsa Rensfeldt)

14:15-15:30 Panel Discussion: What science can do - Are we entering a golden age for drug discovery? All speakers and Menelas N Pangalos, PhD, FMedSci, Executive Vice President of AstraZeneca’s Innovative Medicines & Early Development Biotech Unit.

15:30 Closure: Prof Bengt Nordén, Founder and Chair of Molecular Frontiers Foundation, Sweden

Published: Mon 13 Jun 2016. Modified: Fri 09 Sep 2016