Organizing Committee

Gil Atzmon-University of Haifa

Haim Cohen-Bar Ilan University

Itamar Harel- Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Michael Klutstein-Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Debra Toiber- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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9:00 Welcome and registration
Opening session

1-The biology of aging- 

chair: Elisheva Goldman (Klutstein lab)

•  9:30-10:00  Daniel Bar- Epigenetic clock based liquid biopsies of kidney function
• 10:00-10:30 Esti Yeger Lotem-The tissue organization of human chaperons: tailored or one size?
• 10:30-11:00 Alon Monsonego- Thymus involution as a clock in the biology of aging
• 11:00-11:10 Eitan Moses (Harel lab)- Dissecting the genetics of rapid puberty provides insight into mechanisms of aging

Coffee break 11:10-11:20

2- Genetics and epigenetics of aging

chair: Maayan Insler (Atzmon lab)
• 11:20-11:50 Amir Bashan- Age-related loss of gene-to-gene transcriptional coordination among single cells
• 11:50-12:20 Alexandra Stolzing- Senescence and Senolytics
• 12:20-12:50 Yuval Ebenstein-A toolbox for single-molecule epigenetic analysis of DNA
• 12:50-13:00 Peera Wasserzug Pash (Klutstein lab)- Loss of heterochromatin and retrotransposon silencing as determinants in oocyte aging

Lunch break 13:00-14:00 

3-The Physiology of aging

chair:  Matan Avivi (Cohen lab)
• 14:00-14:30 Bjoern Schumacher- Genome Stability in Aging, Inheritance and Disease: An Organismal Perspective from C. elegans

• 14:30-15:00 Miguel Godinho Ferreira - Consequences of Telomere Shortening in Cancer and Aging in zebrafish
• 15:00-15:30 Myriam Grunewald- Aging: microvascular dysfunction at the driver's seat
• 15:30- 16:00 Eitan Okun-Down syndrome: accelerated aging and neurodegeneration

• 16:00-16:10 Meytal Radzinski (Reichmann lab)- Utilizing in vivo sensors for investigating redox homeostasis and regulation in yeast 

Coffee break 16:10-16:20

4- DNA methylation and aging

chair: Miguel Portillo (Toiber lab)
• 16:20-16:50  Yehudit Bergman- Tissue regeneration and epigenetics
• 16:50-17:20 Yitzhak (Tzachi) Reizel- Employing liver regeneration to reverse the epigenetic clock
• 17:20-17:50 Steve Horvath-Epigenetic aging studies in mammals
• 17:50-18:00 Dana Binyamin (Koren lab)- The effect of the gut microbiome of adult and aging mice on metabolic characteristics


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April 10th Deadline for short talks and posters!

About the speakers:

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Yitzhak (Tzachi) Reizel

Dr. Yitzhak Reizel is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering of the Technion since August 2021. His research focuses on epigenetic editing in the context of liver differentiation, prostate cancer, and aging, with a particular emphasis on DNA methylation. In his previous work, he studied the role of liver-specific DNA methylation patterns and the mechanisms establishing these patterns.