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Tuesday 2 December 2008 

Program

Inflammation and individual age-related phenotypes
 
09.00 – 09.40     Theme opening keynote
                              Dealing with Immune Frailty
                              Janet Lord, Birmingham, United-Kingdom
 
09.40 – 10.00     Age-associated Functional Variances and Changes
                              in stemness of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
                              Günter Lepperdinger, Innsbruck, Austria
 
10.00 – 10.20     Neutraceutical approach in the frailty syndrome of the
                              elderly
                              Patrizia D’Alessio, Paris, France
 
10.20 – 10.40     Life stress and telomere attrition
                              Petteri Ilmonen, Salzburg, Austria
 
10.40 – 11.00     Selection for pro-inflammatory responses in adverse
                              environmental conditions
                              Maris Kuningas, Leiden, The Netherlands
 
11.00 – 11.30     Coffee break     
 
Emerging topics in ageing research
 
11.30 – 11.50     Pineal gland and ageing 
                              Vladimir Khavinson, Saint Petersburg, Russia
 
11.50 – 12.10     Longevity assurance molecular pathways in human
                              cells 
                              Efstathios S Gonos, Athens, Greece

12.10 - 12.30      Relating the genotype to the ageing phenotype: the
                              strenght of a systems biology approach?
                              Tom Kirkwood, Newcastle, United Kingdom
                                                
12.30 – 14.00      Lunch
 
Epigenetic control linking developmental events to ageing
 
14.00 – 14.40      Theme opening keynote
                               The physiology and dysregulation of cytosine
                               methylation
                               John M. Greally, New-York, United-States
 
14.40 – 15.00      Maternal dietary effects on offspring
                               Kevin Pearson, Baltimore, United-States
 
15.00 – 15.20      Epigenetic plasticity and prenatal exposure to famine
                               Elmar Tobi, Leiden, The Netherlands
 
15.20 – 15.40      Epigenetical silencing of elastic fibers related genes
                               in cutis laxa
                               Pascal Sommer, Lyon, France
 
15.40 – 16.00      Dynamic DNA methylation programs persistent
                               adverse effects of early life stress
                               Chris Murgatroyd, Munich, Germany
 
16.00 – 16.20      Maternal global methylation, ageing and the risk of
                               congenital heart disease
                               Régine Steegers-Theunissen, Rotterdam,
                               the Netherlands
 
16.30 – 18.30      Poster session II and drinks
 
19.00 – 22.30      Conference Dinner at NH Leeuwenhorst