Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to Groningen on the occasion of the 2nd Molecular Biology of Ageing Meeting. We initiated the first of such a Meeting in 2015, which was very well received by the participants, and thus encouraged us to organize the current 2017 Meeting. 
The concept is the same: we have tried to bring together scientists that work on the very diverse molecular aspects of the ageing process; scientists that may not have met each other before as they cover quite distinct fields. If it is our collective goal to develop new intervention strategies to prevent and possibly reverse aspects of the ageing process, this can only be successful if we arrive to have a comprehensive insight 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 program contains 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. 

We also hope that you will find some opportunity to visit the historic city of Groningen. There is much to enjoy, all within easy walking distance. If you need any advice on where to go, ask any of the locals!

We are looking forward to host you, and anticipate seeing you again two years from now!

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

Organizing Committee
European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing | University Medical Center Groningen | The Netherlands 
  • Gerald de Haan
  • Peter Lansdorp
  • Michael Chang
  • Marco Demaria
  • Ellen Nollen
  • Katrin Paeschke
Department of Cell Biology | University Medical Center Groningen | The Netherlands 
  • Fulvio Reggiori
  • Ody Sibon 
Department of Genetics | Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam  | The Netherlands 
  • Jan Hoeijmakers