15-19 Jun 2020 Roscoff (France)

Comparative Biology of Aging




To attend the conferences Jacques Monod, an abstract submission is mandatory,

Registrations request without abstract submission will not be processed, except in specific

cases (i. g. for Publishers : please contact chairperson).


Chairperson: Thomas C.G. Bosch

Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Am Botanischen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel, Germany

Phone: +49 431 880 4169

Email: tbosch@zoologie.uni-kiel.d


Vice-chairperson: Oliver Bischof

Institut Pasteur, Unité "Organisation Nucléaire et Oncogenèse" - Inserm U993, 28, rue du Dr. Roux, 75724 Paris Cedex 15, France

Phone: +33(0)140613307

Email: oliver.bischof@pasteur.fr


The second Jacques Monod conference on « Comparative Biology of Aging » promotes advances in basic and applied aging research. The conference brings together both established leaders in the fields of aging with promising young researchers and is focused on holistic approaches to understand better the mechanisms, the physiology and the « raison d’être » of aging in the tree of life.  The conference is expected to foster interactions between workers from different disciplines working on various model and non-model organisms. Aubrey de Grey, SENS Foundation and Vice President of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics will deliver the inaugural lecture entitled «Rejuvenation biotechnology: why age may soon cease to mean aging». Rudi Westendoorp of the University of Copenhagen will deliver the closing lecture «Harnessing the power of big data to challenge human ageing». The mission of the Jacques Monod conference is to contribute to a novel and integrated understanding of aging by providing new insights into the evolution of life cycle, mechanisms of homeostasis, social behavior, ecology and the development of new technologies to prevent and treat age-associated diseases and environmental stresses.

Applications submission

Registration fee (including board and lodging)

460 € for PhD students
750 € for other participants


Application for registration   details here :
The total number of participants is limited to 115 and all participants are expected to attend for the whole duration of the conference. Selection is made on the basis of the affinity of potential participants with the topics of the conference. Scientists and PhD Students interested in the meeting should deposit on line :

- their curriculum vitae
- the proof of their student status
- the list of their main publications for the 3 last years
- the abstract of their presentation:

The abstract must respect the following template: TemplateResumeFile
- First line: title
- Second line: list of authors. Presenting author underlined
- Third line: author's addresses
- Fourth line: e-mail of the presenting author
Abstracts should be no longer than an A4 page and preferably be submitted in Times New Roman, font size 10 pts. No figures. ".docx" file format.

After deadline, the organizers will select the participants. Except in some particular cases approved by the Chairperson, it is recommended that all selected participants present their work during the conference, either in poster form or by a brief in- session talk. The organizers choose the form in which the presentations are made. No payment will be sent with application. Information on how and when to pay will be mailed in due time to those selected.


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