Jena Aging Meeting (JAM) 2018


From September 6 to 8, 2018, international aging experts will gather at international Jena Aging Meeting (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.

Time & Location:

September 6-8, 2018
Venue: Friedrich Schiller University, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3 (Entree: Ernst-Abbe-Platz)


Here you can find the actual program of the JAM Meeting 2018 [pdf].


Aging is the single biggest risk factor for the development of organ dysfunction and diseases. Even though under debate, there is a strong association between stem division rates and declines in stem cell function possibly impinging on the selection of mutant stem cells in aging, impairments in tissue maintenance and disease development. There are several new therapeutic targets and basic concepts on the causes and consequences of stem cell and organism aging that will be discussed at this meeting.

Principal themes and objectives of the meeting

A unifying theme of this meeting will be the interaction of researchers that study 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 meeting will focus on basic mechanisms as well as innovative animal models and humanized models of aging. In addition, there will be fields such as stem cell niches and circulatory factors, developmental biology, cell plasticity, and clonal dominance. These processes all have tremendous impact on our understanding of organism aging.

For PhD Students and Postdocs we offer an additional Non-PI Meeting on Career Opportunities (Jena Aging Seminar - JAS).

Main organizer:

Dr. Helen Morrison, Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI)


Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordheim, Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Anne Bertolotti, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
  • Vilhelm Bohr, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, USA
  • Michael Brand, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Dmitry Bulavin, Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging, Nice, France
  • Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna, FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation (IFOM), Milan, Italy
  • Gerald de Haan, European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA), Groningen, Netherlands
  • Maria Ermolaeva, Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI), Jena, Germany
  • Eric Gilson, Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging, Nice, France
  • David Glass, Novartis, Basel, Switzerland
  • Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester, Department of Biology, Rochester, USA
  • Ian David Hickson, University of Copenhagen, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Konrad Hochedlinger, Harvard University, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), Boston, USA
  • Jan Hoeijmakers, Erasmus University, Department of Molecular Genetics, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Kristina Kirschner, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Pura Muñoz-Cánoves, Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Life & Medical Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
  • Francesco Neri, Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI), Jena, Germany
  • Emmanuelle Passegué, Columbia University Medical Center, NY, USA
  • Michael Rape, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • John Sedivy, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, USA
  • Jan van Deursen, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Eric Verdin, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, USA

Scientific Sessions:

      • Stem Cell Aging
      • DNA Damage and Aging
      • Senescence and Tissue Aging
      • Metabolism and Aging
      • Genome and Proteome Changes in Aging

      Abstract Submission & Registration:

      Extended Submission Deadline: May 21, 2018

      Abstract Form

      May Special Registration Fee (until May 21): 250 € (plus possible bank fees)
      Regular Registration Fee: 300 € (plus possible bank fees)

      Registration Form: Academics

      Industry Registration Fee: 400 € (plus possible bank fees)

      Registration Form: Non-Academics

      Hotel Information:

      We reserved a contingent of hotel rooms at the following hotels in Jena (Keyword: "JAM 2018")