EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course: Molecular mechanisms of ageing and regeneration: From hydra to humans

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As concerns about spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as travel restrictions continue, the organizing committee has decided not to hold the course in-person on Spetses as planned this year. We do not want the event to be completely cancelled, and are therefore changing the course format into a virtual meeting with a revised schedule that spans over 5 days from September 6-10, 2021.

About the EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course

Ageing is accompanied by a continuous decline in the capacity to maintain organ homeostasis and regeneration. Driven by the increasing interest in the field of ageing and regeneration as well as recent discoveries and progress in this area of research, we consider it important to bring the field of ageing-associated organ dysfunction, stem cells and regeneration to the attention of young scientists. The latter will be brought together with leaders in the field who have contributed to breakthroughs in our understanding of ageing and regeneration using different animal models.

The format of this EMBO-FEBS Lecture Course, including talks, tutorials, discussions and poster presentations creates a unique opportunity to improve knowledge about ageing and regeneration as well as obtain an insight into scientific careers and foci of the research labs of the speakers and the participants. All selected poster presenters will be able to present their poster in a 2 min poster flash talk to all participants and speakers of the course.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Ageing models
  • DNA damage repair and ageing
  • Key signalling pathways in regeneration and ageing
  • Metabolism & ageing
  • Parallels between embryogenesis and organ regeneration
  • Regeneration in non-vertebrates and vertebrates
  • Senescent cells in ageing and regeneration
  • Stem cell ageing

Time & Location

Virtual Meeting
September 6-10, 2021


Christoph Englert, Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany


Frank Madeo, University of Graz, Austria
Julia von Maltzahn, Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany


Information on the workshop and registration details can be found on the EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course website: Link

Deadline for registration is July 25, 2021.


We would like to thank EMBO|FEBS for their support for this event.