WG Meeting – Molecular aspects of aging and longevity (Athens, Greece)

The meeting was focused on aging – an inevitable biological process. Unravelling the fundamental molecular mechanism of aging and longevity is a pre-requisite for developing appropriate means of increasing “healthy lifespan”. The meeting took place in Athens, Greece at the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Organizer anticipated approximately 250 participants in total including about 50 young scientists. There were 4 plenary lectures as well as approximately 40 presentations in emerging areas of aging research by internationally leading scientists. Moreover, the Meeting had a EuroCellNet session, where 3 COST Action members presented their data. To this end EuroCellNet COST Action Members (as well as all Meeting´s participants) had the opportunity disseminating their work to a broad and international audience and experts.