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Aging Science: from Molecules to Society

Program Theme

Why do we age?
This question is drawing increased attention in our current super-aging society that we must now confront. The most critical issue in a super-aging society is the achievement of “Smart Aging”, which is the state where people are able to maintain their physical and mental fitness while continuing to develop their intellectual and social activities as they grow older.
Scientists are strongly encouraged to create new approaches and strategies to achieve “Smart Aging” by overcoming inherent obstacles and solving problems associated with aging.
Consequently, we will gather experts from a wide range of research fields including biology, medicine and social sciences, to create a new interdisciplinary science focusing on aging.
In this program, we have set three goals: 1) to understand the molecular mechanisms of aging at the cellular and organismal levels; 2) to understand brain aging; and finally, 3) to understand the socioeconomic problems associated with an aging society.
Hopefully, we will inspire all participants to develop innovative ways to achieve “Smart Aging” by exposing them to several new interdisciplinary perspectives of aging science.

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Outreach for the Public  [Apr. 28, 2017 Updated]
(May 27, 2017)

Organizers

Ryuta Kawashima (Main Organizer)
(Professor, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University)

Kozo Tanaka
(Professor, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University)

Koetsu Ogasawara
(Professor, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University)

Yasuyuki Taki
(Professor, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University)

Motoaki Sugiura
(Professor, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University)

Hozumi Motohashi
(Professor, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University)

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Program Sponsors

Supported by TOKYO ELECTRON