The Alliance and our partner organizations host various events to raise awareness about the field of aging research and to present the latest innovations and advancements that are helping extend people’s healthspans. Those events are featured here.


Start Date: September 23rd, 2014

End Date: September 24th, 2014

Start Time: 8:00AM

City: Basel, Switzerland

Contact Address: Congress Center Basel, MCH Messe Schweiz AG, CH-4005 Basel

Contact Name: Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D.

Email: [email protected]


Aging lies at the core of every age-related disease and affects every person on the planet. It represents an unbearable toll on the economies of the developed countries resulting in over two trillion dollars in direct medical costs, costs of caring and lost productivity in the US and EU alone. Yet, pharmaceutical companies fail to see the practical applications of aging research as many early experiments with drugs that held promise in slowing the aging processes resulted in commercial failures and write offs. Lack of business models, regulation and absence of a clear set of aging biomarkers make it difficult for large pharmaceutical companies to fully engage in aging research. Unlike other events that are geared towards academia or have a broad range of topics, this forum intends to focus on drug discovery and pharmaceuticals that may have a role in postponing the aging processes, preventing the age-related diseases and evaluating the effectiveness of various small molecules with geroprotective properties.

The event will showcase the research projects in aging research to the leaders of the pharmaceutical industry. The symposium will comprise into the three sessions relevant to the drug discovery companies. Each session will be chaired by the top expert in the field:

Session I: Predicting the activity of geroprotective drugs: in-silico screening, omics data analysis and rational drug design

Session II: Drugs with the potential geroprotective properties

Session III: Aging Biomarkers: how do we measure aging and geroprotective efficacy?

Session IV: Trends in Aging Research and Drug Discovery

Related Topics: Drug Safety / Aging Research

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