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LifeSpan Network

Monday 1 December 2008


from 08.00          Registration desk open

08.30 – 08.45    Opening by prof.dr. J.P. Bayens, president IAGG-ER 

Metabolic control of life history traits

08.45 – 09.25     Theme opening keynote
                              Growth hormone, insulin and healthy aging
                              Andrzej Bartke, Springfield, United-States
09.25 – 09.45     Mice overexpressing SIRT6 are protected against
                              high-fat diet-induced physiological damage
                              Haim Cohen, Ramat Gan, Israël

09.45 – 10.05     A novel role for SIRT4 in lipid metabolism
                              Vincent de Boer, Boston, United-States

10.05 – 10.25     Calorie Restriction Increases Reproductive Life Span
                              and Postpones mtDNA Instability In Podospora
                              Fons Debets, Wageningen, Netherlands

10.25 – 10.55     Coffee break

Genetic variation, biomarkers, demography and the span of life
10.55 – 11.35     Theme opening keynote
                              A life-history perspective to senescence and lifespan
                              evolution in humans
                              Virpi Lummaa, Sheffield, United-Kingdom
11.35 – 11.55      The altered protein glycosylation in aging: as a
                               biomarker in predicting healthy human aging?
                               Chitty Chen, Ghent, Belgium
11.55 – 12.15      Gene expression analysis identifies functional
                               changes associated with extended longevity in
                               starvation resistant Drosophila melanogaster
                               Agnieszka Doroszuk, Leiden, The Netherlands
12.15 – 12.35      Whole genome expression profiles marking human
                               familial longevity
                               Willemijn Passtoors, Leiden, The Netherlands
12.35 – 12.55      Monitoring the decline of physical resources in the
                               elderly: toward an operative definition of frailty
                               Giuseppe Passarino, Calabria, Italy
12.55 – 14.15      Lunch   +
                               LINK-AGE Business Meeting (only for LINK-AGE

Cellular functions influencing organismal ageing
14.15 – 14.55      Theme opening keynote
                               Human muscle ageing and cellular senescence
                               Gillian Butler-Browne, Paris, France
14.55 – 15.15      Role of Cyclophilin D in apoptotic processes and
                               lifespan control of the fungal ageing model
                               Podospora anserina
                               Diana Brust, Frankfurt, Germany
15.15 – 15.35      Role of IGFBPs in t-BHP, ethanol and UVB-induced
                               premature senescence
                               Olivier Toussaint, Namur, Belgium
15.35 – 15.55      Evolution of asymmetric damage segregation
                               Armin Rashidi, Newcastle, United-Kingdom
15.55 – 16.15      Over-expression of heat shock protein 70 in mice
                               causes growth retardation and early death
                               Valerie Vanhooren, Ghent, Belgium
16.30 – 18.30      Poster session I and drinks
18.30 – 20.30      Dinner
20.30 – 21.30      Evening Keynote lecture
                               Delay of Female Reproductive Aging and the
                               Menopause Through Stem Cell-based Regenerative
                               Jonathan L. Tilly, Boston, United-States