Deutsche Gesellschaft für Alternsforschung, DGfA e.V.

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

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Annual Meeting of the German Foundation for Aging Research (DGfA) 2018 in Jena.

On behalf of the German Association for Aging Research we would like to invite you to join our annual meeting in 2018. This year’s meeting is co-organized by the DGfA and our local hosts Christian Kosan and Maria Ermolaeva. The meeting will take place in the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) (Beutenbergstrasse 11, 07745, Jena) and the Abbe Center Beutenberg (Hans-Knöll-Straße 1, 07745 Jena).

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 to Friday Dec 7, 2018

We are proud to announce this year’s keynote speakers:

Janine Kirstein (Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology, Germany)
Janko Nikolich-Zugich (Department of Immunobiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine and Arizona Center on Aging, USA)
Johannes Krause (Director of The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH))

The meeting will be open to all scientists interested in aging research and over the recent years has developed into one of the most important research meetings on basic research on aging.

The abstract submission and registration deadline is October 7th.

For the online registration and abstract submission please visit the meetings web site at => news and events => conferences => DGfA2018.

Inquiries can be send to

Talks and poster presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts. As in the past years the best poster and talk will be awarded with the Fritz Boege Prize. An additional prize will be given in the category “Innovation and New Ideas”. We also like to thank the Prof. Dr. Dieter Platt Stiftung for their support.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Jena for the annual meeting of the DGfA. As in recent years, presentations will focus on unpublished work. The meeting offers a unique platform for an open discussion and collaboration in aging research. Please post this announcement at your research institution and feel free to extend this invitation to any colleagues that may be interested in joining us this year!

Please make your own hotel and travel arrangements. Here are some hotel suggestions:

Zur Noll
Oberlauengasse 19,
07743 Jena
Tel.: +49 3641 59770

Steigenberger Esplanade Jena
Carl-Zeiss-Platz 4
07743 Jena
Tel.: +49 3641 800 0

Additional hotels in close proximity to Jena City Center and transportation to the meeting venue are

Vielharmonie (Bachstraße 14, 07743 Jena)
Schwarzer Bär (Lutherplatz 2, 07743 Jena)
Haus im Sack (Oberlauengasse 14, 07743 Jena)

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