Groningen-Jena Aging Meeting (G-JAM) 2021


From October 20 to 23, 2021, international aging experts will gather at international Groningen-Jena Aging Meeting (G-JAM), hosted by the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI), in association with Aging Research Center (ARC) Jena, Jena Centre for Healthy Ageing, and Leibniz Research Alliance Healthy Ageing.

We are excited to announce that JAM 2020 has been rescheduled as a VIRTUAL meeting that will take place from October 20-23, 2021.

This year, we have joined forces with friends and colleagues from the European Research Institute of the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA), Groningen, Netherlands - to set up a world-class meeting for you.

With already 20 confirmed, renowned international speakers - we are convinced that the Groningen-Jena Aging Meeting (G-JAM 2021) will be THE ageing meeting in 2021.

At the moment we plan G-JAM as an online meeting, but we leave the options open to change into a hybrid meeting should the COVID situation allow.


Aging is a major risk factor for the development of organ dysfunction and disease. Although under debate, there exists a strong association between decline in stem cell function, possibly impinging on the selection of mutant stem cells, impairments in tissue maintenance and disease development during aging. The G-JAM will discuss basic concepts and therapeutic targets on the causes and consequences of stem cell during organism aging.

Principal themes and objectives of the meeting

The G-JAM fosters interaction of researchers engaged in the study of basic principles of stem cell and tissue maintenance in aging. The meeting will focus on basic molecular and genetic processes that affect genetic and epigenetic stability, protein homeostasis and metabolic processes - thereby impairing the functionality and self-renewal of stem cells and organ maintenance.

The main aim of the G-JAM is to increase our understanding of organism aging.

- Career Development Event (October 20th) ­-

Scientific Sessions

  • Mitochondria and Protein Homeostasis
  • Systemic and Niche Factors
  • Epigenetics, DNA Damage, Genome Integrity
  • Stem Cells and Regeneration
  • Interventions

Website G-JAM 2021

Live Stream


Andrew Dillin, HHMI and University of California, Berkeley, USA

Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester, Department of Biology, Rochester, USA

Manuel Serrano, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain

List of Speakers:

Andrea Ablasser, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Anne Bertolotti, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Dongsheng Cai, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA

Floris Foijer, European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA), Groningen, The Netherlands

David J. Glass, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, New York, USA

Florian Heidel, University Hospital, Greifswald, Germany

Heinrich Jasper, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, USA

Pankaj Kapahi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, USA

Pekka Katajisto, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

James L. Kirkland, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

William Lowry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Ellen Nollen, European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA), Groningen, The Netherlands

Michael Rape, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Michael Ristow, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Hans-Willem Snoeck, Columbia University, New York, USA

Aleksandra Trifunovic, CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany

Björn von Eyss, Leibniz Institute on Aging, Jena, Germany

Julia von Maltzahn, Leibniz Institute on Aging, Jena, Germany

G-JAM is organized by Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) and ERIBA Groningen.

In Cooperation with: Aging Research Center (ARC) Jena | Jena Centre for Healthy Ageing | LRA Healthy Ageing