High-quality multidisciplinary workshops will be organized concurrently with the Annual Network meetings and will focus on cutting-edge technologies and research topics relevant to the Network’s research focus. The PIs of the network, including the non-academic participants will act as the organizers and will also lecture in these workshops. Local experts at the sites where the workshops will be held and external experts as invited lecturers who are leaders in their fields will be invited to participate. Moreover, the Partner organizations will contribute in these workshops. Workshops will be open to young trainees from outside the network and will be advertised through HealthAge website and through posters. The number will be limited to 15-20 external attendees per workshop, with priority given to students. The appropriate ECTS grades will be allocated to each participating ESR from HealthAge. Details are provided below:


Workshop 1: “2020 Cologne Spring Meeting - 3rd Cologne Aging Conference”

Location: Cologne

Date: March 18-20, 2020

Organisers: Björn Schumacher, Michael Hall, ProtATonce

Benefit to the ESRs and other trainees: This workshop exposes PhD students and postdocs to talks covering developmental circuits that affect the onset of age-related pathologies at later stages in life.



Workshop 2: “Longevity assurance pathways and cellular metabolism”

Provisional Location: Groningen

Provisional Organizer: Ellen Nollen, Genevia

Benefit to the ESRs and other trainees: This workshop aims to familiarize young researchers on genetic model organisms with a particular emphasis on metabolic circuits associated with longevity and their impact in health and disease.


Workshop 3: Fundamental mechanisms in age-related diseases

Provisional Location: Lausanne

Provisional Organisers: Johan Auwerx, Manuel Serrano, Nagi Bioscience

Benefit to the ESRs and other trainees: This workshop aims to expose the trainees to causal mechanisms driving age-related pathologies.


Workshop 4: “Intervention strategies against age-related”

Provisional Location: Cambridge

Provisional Organisers: LXRepair, Genevia, Nagi Bioscience, ProtATonce

Benefit to the ESRs and other trainees: This workshop will familiarize the trainees with therapeutic strategies aimed alleviating age-related pathologies. Five SME speakers will cover topics on the valorisation of results i.e. Sylvie Sauvaigo (LXRepair), Peter Nürnberg (ATLAS Biolabs), Leonidas Alexopoulos (ProtATonce), Matteo Cornaglia (Nagi Bioscience) and Matti Nykter (Genevia).