Deutsche Gesellschaft für Alternsforschung, <b>DGfA</b> e.V.

Prof. Björn Schumacher
CECAD Research Center
University of Cologne
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
D-50931 Cologne

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The German Association for Aging Research (DGfA)

In February 1990, Scientists and Physician Scientists have founded the DGfA to provide an exchange platform for Aging Research in Germany, which was not yet present at that time. The main focus of the DGfA is on basic science in the area of aging research.

There is growing evidence that comparison of different model organisms can help to increase our understanding of the molecular causes of aging. One current question is whether specific differences exist in the biology of aging. Aging research in different model organisms should ultimately improve current diagnostic tools and therapeutic options to treat age-associated disease and functional decline of organismal functions. To this end, the DGfA has also included the research areas of clinical pharmacology and geriatric medicine. Current research results are presented to the forum of interested physician scientists and biologists during the annual meeting.

Facts about the DGfA

The DGfA is a non-profit organisation based in Cologne.

The DGfA is inter-disciplinary and offers a platform for scientific exchange in aging research to biolgists and physician scientist.

To this end, the DGfA organizes an annual meeting for the presentation of new scientific results in aging research. Abstracts are published on the Webpage.

The annual membership fee in the DGfA is € 55,- including free participation in the annual meeting.

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