• Richardson, Arlan G (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


This is a conference grant proposal for the 1991 Gordon Research Conference
on the Biology of Aging, which will be held in San Miniato, Italy from
April 28 through May 3, 1991. The 1991 Gordon Research Conference on the
Biology of Aging represents the first time that the Conference has been
held outside the United States. Therefore, a special effort has been made
to internationalize the meeting and to have leading scientists in the field
of aging from the United States and Europe participate in the Conference.
Funds are requested to support the costs of travel, room, and board for the
speakers and the session chairs who come from the United States. In
addition, a limited amount of funds are requested to partially pay for the
expenses of seven graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows to attend
the Conference from the United States. The 1991 Gordon Research Conference will focus on Molecular and Cellular
Aspects of Aging. The presentations in the first two sessions will
describe research in which transgenic animals have been used to study aging
at the molecular level. The third session of the Conference will focus on
research in which the role of gene expression in cellular senescence has
been examined. A fourth session will deal with the effect of aging on DNA
damage. The fifth session will focus on the latest studies on the
mechanism of cell death in which the potential role of cell death in aging
will be discussed. The sixth and seventh sessions will be devoted to two
rapidly growing areas of cell biology: the role of growth factors in aging
and the effect of aging on signal transduction. The final session of the
conference will focus on the role of transcription factors in aging. A
round-table discussion between four leading gerontologists from the United
States and Europe will be held at the end of the Conference. The theme of
the discussion will be: Basic Biological Research in Aging: Past
Discoveries, Present Status, and Future Directions.
Effective start/end date8/1/917/31/92


  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)


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