Cell Stress:
Survival and Apoptosis

Bari • 9-10 September 2016

 

Welcome

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the "Cell Stress: Survival and Apoptosis" (CSSA) meeting, which will be held in Bari, next 9-10 September 2016 at The Nicolaus Hotel. The meeting will bring together scientists to present and discuss their studies on cell stress response including aging, regulated cell death and development, in physiological and pathological conditions, and in different model organisms/cells. Frontier research topics such as genome instability, cell population dynamics, cell microenvironment effect on cell fate and metabolic re-programming will also be dealt with.

As keynote speaker, we will host an eminent scholar, Dr. Valter Longo , the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California - Davis, School of Gerontology, Los Angeles. Dr. Longo’s studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms, mice and humans. His laboratory has identified several genetic pathways that regulate aging in simple organisms and reduce the incidence of multiple diseases in mice and humans. His laboratory also described both dietary and genetic interventions that protect cells and improve the treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseases in mammals. His most recent studies are on dietary interventions that can affect stem cell-based regeneration to promote longevity in mice and humans.

As usual, the setting of the conference will provide a friendly environment, aiming to stimulate discussion and promote active participation of Ph.D. students and post-docs. For the second year, in memory of Ferruccio Ritossa, who started our field with his discovery of the heat-shock response, a prize will be awarded to the best poster presentation.

We hope that the meeting will provide a great opportunity to share new ideas, start collaborations and also enjoy Bari, the capital city of Apulia with its old town, which has retained its ancient Medieval plan, and its beautiful nineteenth century Murat quarter, the major shopping district enhanced by Art Nouveau architectures.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bari in September!

The Organising Committee

Sergio Giannattasio

Alessandra Montecucco

 

Valter Longo

Valter Longo, Ph.D.

Dr Longo is the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California-Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles. Dr. Longo's studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms, mice and humans. The Longo laboratory has identified several genetic pathways that regulate aging in simple organisms and reduce the incidence of multiple diseases in mice and humans. His laboratory also described both dietary and genetic interventions that protect cells and improve the treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseases in mammals. Dr Longo's most recent studies are on dietary interventions that can affect stem cell-based regeneration to promote longevity in mice and humans. The Longevity Institute in Los Angeles, directed by Dr. Longo, includes over 40 faculty members focused on topics ranging from regeneration to dietary interventions aimed at improving health and lifespan in the near future. Among the accolades received by Dr. Longo are the 2010 Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH) and the 2013 Vincent Cristofalo “Rising Star” Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).

Dr Longo was born and raised in Genoa, Italy and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas, where he majored in biochemistry with a minor in jazz performance. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997 and his postdoctoral training in the Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer's Diseases at USC. He started his independent career in 2000 at the University of Southern California, School of Gerontology, one of the first and leading programs for aging research and education.

 

 

NEW DEADLINES

Registrations & Abstracts:
7 July 2016

Payments:
7 July 2016

Organising Committee

SERGIO GIANNATTASIO
CNR Institute of Biomembrane and Bioenergetics (Bari)

ALESSANDRA MONTECUCCO
CNR Institute of Molecular Genetics (Pavia)

With the support of

Eppendorf

Promega

TORMARESCA