New Hallmarks of Aging (Copenhagen) 22nd March 2022  

Please, use the following link for signing up for the hybrid symposium New Hallmarks of Aging the 22nd of March 2022:

Registration for New Hallmarks of Aging.

Due to COVID-19 the symposium is set up as a hybrid event. Please, find the best way for you to attend the symposium!

The symposium New Hallmarks of Aging is focusing on different aspects of molecular changes in and how interventions affect the aging human body.

The symposium will comprise of three subthemes:

  1. Primary hallmarks – causes of damage
  2. Antagonistic hallmarks – responses to damage
  3. Integrative hallmarks – culprits of the phenotype.

Each of these subthemes will be further explored through presentation from a panel of renowned researchers:

  • Patricia Opresko, Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Yosef Shiloh, Professor, Tel Aviv University
  • Erik Verdin , Professor, Buck Institute
  • Tom Kirkwood, Professor, Newcastle University
  • Lynne Cox , Professor, Oxford University
  • Jean Marc Egly, Professor, National Taiwan University and University of Strasbourg, France
  • Vilhelm Bohr, Professor, NIA/NIH

Early Career Scientist will also be presenting their research as their abstracts will be displayed in reception area.

Recommended guidelines for posters: A0 size (841X1188 mm). 


8:30 – 9:00      Symposium Registration

9:00 – 9:10      Welcome and Introduction by Lene Juel Rasmussen, Tinna Stevnsner and Evandro Fang

9:10 – 10:55    Addressing the role of the primary causes of cellular damage in relation to life-span, health-span, metabolic health and development of disease in elderly, chaired by Professor Lene Juel Rasmussen, Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen

Speaker 1 – Yosef Shiloh, Tel Aviv University

Speaker 2 – Vilhelm Bohr, National Institute of Aging

Young fellow 1 – Jianying Zhang: An  Autophagy Biomarker in CSF Correlates with Clinical Severity and Neurological Outcome in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients (The University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital, Oslo, Norway)  (10 min+5 min discussion)

Young fellow 2 – Stefan Chlopicki: Accelerated age-dependent development of endothelial dysfunction in humanized dyslipidemic mice’ (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)

(10 min+5 min discussion)

Young fellow 3 – Casper Søndenbro: Novel Molecular Markers of Muscle Fiber Denervation in Humans (Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Hospital, Denmark) (10 min+5 min discussion)

10:55 – 11:10  Break & poster Viewing

11:10 – 12:55  Addressing the role of the compensatory or antagonistic responses to damage in relation to life-span, health-span, metabolic health and development of disease in elderly, chaired by Professor Tinna Stevnsner, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University

Speaker 3 – Lynne Cox, Oxford University

Speaker 4 – Tom Kirkwood, Newcastle University

Speaker 5 – Jean Marc Egly, Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire

Young Fellow 4 – Shuiqin Cao: Identification of mitophagy-inducing molecules in the passion fruit P. edulis with anti-Alzheimer’s disease potential (The University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital, Oslo, Norway). (10 min+5 min discussion)

12:55 – 13:55  Lunch & poster Session

13:55 – 15:40  Addressing the role of the integrative responses to damage in relation to life-span, health-span, metabolic health and development of disease in elderly, chaired by Associate Professor Evandro Fang, University of Oslo

Speaker 6 – Patricia Opresko, University of Pittsburgh

Young Fellow 5 – Helena Borland: Urolithin A enhances the cGAS-STING pathway via STING (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) (10 min+5 min discussion)

Young Fellow 6 – Mark Vestergaard: Subclinical cognitive deficits are associated with reduced cerebrovascular response to neuroactivation in mid-sixties men (Rigshospitalet, Denmark).

(10 min+5 min discussion)

Young fellow 7 – Els Mansell: Mitochondrial Metabolism: a Druggable Driver of Hematopoietic Lineage Fate in Ageing and Disease (Lund University, Sweden).

(10 min+5 min discussion)

Speaker 7 – Erik Verdin, Buck Institute

15:40 – 16:30  Break

Poster Session

16:30 – 17:00  Panel debate: Invited speakers

Questions, reflections, trying to sum up the overall knowledge & poster prize

Chairs: Lene Juel Rasmussen, Tinna Stevnsner & Evandro Fang

17:00 – 17:45  Reception & networking

Detailed programme: here
Information from the Website of Copenhagen University: here

An overview of the city of Copenhagen. Photo: Evandro F. Fang
Copenhagen University Campus. Photo: Evandro F. Fang


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