Trinations aging symposium

Matt Kaeberlein, Brian K. Kennedy, Xinguang Liu, Yousin Suh, Zhongjun Zhou

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The " Trinations Aging Symposium" was held on the campus of Guangdong Medical College in Dongguan, China from April 28 to 30, 2011. The goal was to promote interaction, collaboration, and exchange of ideas between scientists in the field of aging research from Japan, South Korea, and China. Aging research is on the rise in Asia. This represents an important development, since Korea and Japan are the two longest-lived countries in the world, and life expectancy is increasing rapidly in China and other Asian countries. The world will see a greater percentage of people over age 65 in coming years than any period in human history. Developing therapeutic approaches to increase healthspan has the potential not only to enhance quality of life, but would also help stem the looming economic crisis associated with a high percentage of elderly. The focus of the Trinations Aging Symposium was on the basic biology of aging, and topics discussed included genome maintenance, metabolism and aging, longevity genes and interventions, and new therapies for age-related diseases. The meeting finished with a commitment for another symposium next year that will include additional Asian countries and the formation of a new scientific organization, the Asian Association for Aging Research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-352
Number of pages5
JournalMechanisms of Ageing and Development
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Asia
  • Basic mechanisms of aging
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Longevity
  • Meeting report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Developmental Biology


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