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Pathways to Healthy Longevity 2017 – October 15, Bar Ilan University – program

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Pathways to Healthy Longevity 2017 – October 15

Bar Ilan University. Nanotechnology Building (Bldg 206). Part of “Longevity month” campaign


9.00 – Opening

9.00-10.50 – Slowing down the aging process

9.00-9.30 – Prof. Nir Barzilai. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY – How to die young at a very old age. KEYNOTE

9.30-9.50 – Prof. Haim Cohen. Bar Ilan University – Regulation of lifespan by differential utilization of energy sources

9.50-10.10 – Prof. Sivan Korenblit. Bar Ilan University – Maintaining a healthy proteome in the old – lessons from long-lived animals

10.10-10.30 – Prof. Yosef Gruenbaum. Hebrew University of Jerusalem – A novel link between aging and metabolism

10.30-10.50 – Prof. Michal Schwartz. Weizmann Institute of Science – Boosting immunity to combat age-related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

10.50-11.00 – Break

11.00-11.30. Advancing Biomedical Research of Aging as a National Task (Discussion Panel)

11.30-13.00. LUNCH. NETWORKING


13.00-14.20 – Preventing Aging-related Damage

13.00-13.20 – Dr. Valery Krizhanovsky. Weizmann Institute of Science – The role of senescent cells in aging and age-related diseases

13.20-13.40 – Prof. Dan Peer. Tel Aviv University – Precision Medicine in Aging

13.40-14.00 – Dr. Anat Ben-Zvi. Ben Gurion University – Protein homeostasis collapse: when does aging begin?

14.00-14.20 – Prof. Ehud Cohen – Hebrew University of Jerusalem – The lipid connection: new roles for caveolae in the orchestration of aging across the organism

14.20-14.40 – Break

14.40-15.40 – Measures of Healthy Longevity

14.40-15.00 – Prof. Gil Atzmon. Haifa University – What role does the environment play in longevity? Epigenetic approach

15.00-15.20 – Dr. Ilia Stambler. Bar Ilan University – Diagnosis of aging = Early detection of aging-related diseases

15.20-15.40 – Dr. Daphna Laifenfeld. “TEVA” Personalized & Predictive Medicine – Personalized medicine for neurodegenerative diseases

15.40-16.00 – Break

16.00-17.00 – Award of 5 prizes to research students in biology of aging, healthy longevity and quality of life. The awardees’ presentations – 10-15 minutes each. Closing remarks.

17.00 – End

Entrance is free, but registration is requested:


Conference Program PDF (as of August 29)

Pathways to Healthy Longevity – Program – Bar-Ilan – 15 October 2017

Details on the Call for Israeli research students prizes (for MA and PhD students) in biology of aging, healthy longevity and quality of life


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