Dear colleagues and friends,

We cordially invite you to participate in the FEBS Workshop “Ageing and Regeneration” (AGE-REG) which is dedicated to developing the theoretical background for future attempts to provide solutions for the biomedical challenges caused by the ongoing demographic shift. We look forward to welcoming you in Innsbruck for this promising event.  

Pidder Jansen-Dürr, Frank Edenhofer, Ilse Kranner, Björn Schumacher, Werner Zwerschke
Course Organizers

Scope of the event

Research targeted at defining conditions for healthy ageing is key to developing sustainable future societies. Moreover, regenerative medicine continuously strives to develop treatments and, as a long-term goal, cures for a variety of age-related disorders. The workshop will bring together experts working at the forefront of science in both ageing research and regenerative medicine / stem cell biology. As a unique feature, the participants will benefit from synergy available through the comprehensive inclusion of leading experts working in various domains of life, from plants, nematodes and tunicates to mice and humans, with the ambition to define and explore new integrative concepts and common strategies. Especially junior scientists – the future leaders in ageing and regeneration research – will have the opportunity to individually interact with world class scientists in “Meet the Expert” sessions and to explore options for grant applications, international mobility, entrepreneurship, mentoring, etc in a “Young Scientists’ Career Workshop”. Additionally, female researchers will enjoy discussing gender issues in the “Women in Science” workshop.

Scientific Topics

  • DNA Repair and Ageing
  • Neuronal Ageing and Regeneration
  • Senescence and Ageing
  • Evolutionary Aspects of Ageing and Regeneration
  • Metabolism, Tissue Homeostasis and Ageing
  • Public panel discussion: “Ageing and regenerative medicine: Quo vadis?“



  • Applications Opening
    1 Feb 2019
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    1 June 2019
  • Applications closing
    1 June 2019
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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