The 2nd NO-Age Symposium on ‘Genomic Instability in Human Brain’

June 12th 2019 (8:20 am to 5:30 pm)

Room NN5 (the Administrative building), Akershus University Hospital, 1478, Lørenskog, Norway

All welcome, please register your attendance here.

Ageing affects everyone, no matter if you are rich or poor, famous or ordinary; everyone grows older, lose muscles and memories until you finally turn frail and die.

Or so the theory goes.

In this 2nd NO-Age Symposium, we are focusing on recent progress in the molecular understanding of age dependent brain impairment. This knowledge may lead to therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, or lead to other ways of improving  mental health in the elderly.

In addition to top scientists from Norway, leading researchers from the USA (National Institute on Ageing, NIA), UK (Oxford, Cambridge), Denmark (Aarhus), Japan (Kyoto), and China (Wenzhou Medical University) will speak at this one-day symposium.

Vendors of leading pharmaceutical companies will also attend. They will bring information of new reagents and equipment for biomedical research. We welcome students and researchers to meet with and talk to them.

Program (Abstracts and titles)

Morning Session: Genomic instability in disease and ageing
Moderator: Hilde Nilsen

08:00-08:10: Welcome speech Dr. Helge Røsjø (Research Director, Akershus University Hospital)
08:10-08:20: Opening remarks Evandro and Hilde Nilsen
08:20-09:00: Vilhelm A. Bohr (NIA/USA, Copenhagen)
09:00-09:30: Peter McHugh (Oxford)
09:30-10:00: Tinna Stevnsner (Aarhus)
10:00-10:20: Break and networking
10:20-10:50: Magnar Bjoras (UiO and NTNU)
10:50-11:20: Hilde L. Nilsen (Ahus and UiO)
11:20-11:50: Arne Klungland (UiO)
11:50-12:10: Minoru Takata (Kyoto, Japan)
12:10-12:30: Jinsan ZHANG (WZMU, China)
12:30-12:35: Jian XIAO (WZMU, China)


Session theme: Advances in healthy brain ageing
Moderator: Evandro F. Fang

13:30-14:00: Tormod Fladby (Ahus, UiO)
14:00-14:30: Willam McEwan (Cambridge)
14:30-15:00: Linda Bergersen (UiO and Copenhagen)
15:00-15:30: Break and networking
15:30-16:00: Evandro F. Fang (Ahus, UiO)
16:00-16:30: Hansang Cho (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
16:30-17:00: Leiv Otto Watne (UiO)
17:00-17:30: Jens Pahnke (UiO)


Evandro F. Fang, Hilde L. Nilsen, Linda H. Bergersen, Jon Storm-Mathisen

(Page editor Amund Hov)


A Norwegian integrated, interdisciplinary, world-class centre for human ageing research