Conferences and Workshops Program
  1998 Conferences and Workshop Awards
Ellison Medical Foundation
Senior Scholar Award
New Scholars Award
Conferences and Workshops
Infrastructure Award
Molecular Biology of Aging Course
Receipt Dates
Scientific Advisory Board
Contact Information

Thomas Kirkwood, Ph.D.
The Gordon Conferences, University of Rhode Island,
Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Aging, Barga, Italy.

The Ellison Medical Foundation award of $10,000 was provided to fund travel to Italy by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from the United States. This funding permitted seven young scientists, who would not otherwise have been able to do so, to attend this conference.

Shuguang Zhang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
A multidisciplinary workshop: Self-assembling peptide systems in biology, engineering and medicine.

The primary goal of this workshop is to advance the emerging field of self-assembling peptide systems. This is the first meeting to cover a broad spectrum of fields, including biology, chemistry, physics, protein science, polymer science, materials science, various engineering disciplines, and medical science related to aging under a common theme. It is expected that this meeting will generate novel ideas and collaborations that could produce important scientific breakthroughs in a variety of areas including aging.


  1999 Conferences and Workshop Awards


S. Michal Jazwinski, Ph.D.
The Gordon Conferences, University of Rhode Island
Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Aging, Ventura, CA

An Ellison Medical Foundation award of $10,000 provided co-funding for the conference "Molecular Mechanisms of Aging: Metabolic Control and Resistance to Stress" held January 30 to February 4, 2000 in Ventura, CA. Sessions focussed on genetic analysis of metabolic signaling; biochemical and physiological analysis of metabolic signaling; analysis of stress responses; damage prevention and repair, mitochondrial involvement in damage control, mechanisms of aging in skeletal muscle, intercellular mechanisms of grain aging, proliferative homeostasis, and aging as a problem in complexity.

Robert Arking, Ph.D.
Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC
GSA Biological Sciences Meeting, San Francisco, CA

An Ellison Medical Foundation award of $6,790 provided co-funding for symposia on "New Understandings of the Molecular Actions of Estrogen on the Aging Brain," "Functional Genomics and Aging," and "Transgenic Interventions in the Aging Process" held at the GSA Biological Sciences Meeting in San Francisco November 19-23, 1999.

Vilhelm Bohr, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
National Institute on Aging, GRC, Baltimore
FASEB Conference on Molecular Gerontology, Copper Mountain, CO

An Ellison Medical Foundation award of $10,000 provided co-funding for the "Molecular Gerontology FASEB Conference" held July 4-9, 1999 in Copper Mountain, CO. Sessions focussed on DNA damage and mutation, DNA repair and transcription, DNA damage and alterations, premature aging syndromes, genetics of aging, signal transduction, and cellular senescence.

   Contact Info
    For further information, contact:

Richard L. Sprott, Ph. D.
Executive Director
The Ellison Medical Foundation
4710 Bethesda Avenue
Suite 204
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-1830 / 2511 (Phone)
(301) 657-1828 (Fax)

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