2020 IMB Conference

Information and advice for conference participants in response to the coronavirus

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, IMB has suspended all upcoming events in March and April. Other upcoming onsite events, seminars, meetings, and external visits have been temporarily suspended, postponed, or cancelled. Please check our events and  seminars pages for the current status of any upcoming event. For further information about how IMB is limiting the spread and impact of the coronavirus, please see our updated news  page.

As of now, the 2020 IMB Conference is still planned to take place in December. We will update this page with more information in the coming weeks when registration and abstract submissions open. Please consider the following if you are planning to attend the 2020 IMB Conference:

  • As further developments are likely, we advise participants to postpone booking travel and accommodation until necessary or to book flights and hotels with flexible cancellation policies.

  • We urge you to act in accordance with the latest information and advice from the German Federal Ministry of Health and the official guidance of the country from which you are travelling.

  • If you believe you are ill with any contagious disease, you should not travel.

In the event that the conference must be cancelled, any registration fees will be refunded in full. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Epigenetics of Ageing: Responses to Adversity across Scales

Ageing is a challenge that affects all organisms. To cope with adversities that cause ageing, organisms have evolved protective mechanisms that promote resilience. These range from the molecular (e.g. biophysics of molecules, genetic and physiological) to the organismic (e.g. division of societal and ecological roles).

Recent breakthroughs that integrate multidisciplinary teams and novel models have opened exciting new directions at the frontier of ageing research. This four-day conference brings together scientists from all fields with an interest in ageing to foster an integrated view of biological resilience during ageing.

Session topics will focus on the evolution of lifespan, genome stability, germ and stem cells and ageing, metabolism and the microbiome, regeneration, stress and ageing, and phase separation.

For a list of confirmed speakers, please click here.