Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the picturesque city of Groningen on the occasion of the 3rd Molecular Biology of Ageing Meeting. The previous Meetings in 2015 and 2017 were very well received by the participants, which encouraged us to organize the current 2019 Meeting.
The meeting brings together established and junior scientists whose main interests are the molecular mechanisms of ageing. This meeting aims to contribute to building an ageing research community and training a new generation of researchers that study multiple areas of ageing research. It is our collective goal to develop new intervention strategies to prevent, delay and possibly reverse aspects of the ageing process, and this can only be successful if we gain comprehensive insights into the multiple molecular pathways ('hallmarks') that contribute to the demise of tissue functioning during ageing. We hope and anticipate that this meeting will contribute to achieving this goal, and will leave its participants with new ideas and insights, new collaborations, and indeed, with new friends.
The scientific programme encompasses a mixture of invited speakers, and speakers whose talks have been selected from submitted abstracts. The remainder of the submitted abstracts will be presented as posters, which will be up throughout the meeting. There will be ample opportunity for participants to exchange their ideas during plenary talks, posters sessions and informal social meetings.
We are looking forward to host you to enjoy an inspiring scientific meeting in the historic city of Groningen.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Gerald de Haan
Scientific Director of the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing
University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands