Scientific workshop: Research Priorities for Demography, Longevity and Genetics



Hilton Hotel, Salurner Strasse 15, Innsbruck, Austria


The workshop builds on the scientific recommendations on genetics, demography and longevity that emerged from its successful predecessor the FORUM project that some of you participated in. The aim is to develop these recommendations in more detail, and use them as a basis for developing potential transnational collaboration in this field.

The first part of the day will contain presentations on genetics, demography and longevity and the afternoon will focus on working group discussions on the themes of:

  • Demography: How can demography profit from biogerontology?
  • Longevity: How can parameters which affect longevity be defined?
  • Genetics: Genes or environment, which is the determining factor?

The day will end with a closing plenary to discuss the outcomes of the meeting and a report will be produced and circulated for comment after the meeting.


Please download the programme, two presentations and report below.   The presentations are:

  • "The ageing cellular power plant, how can it influence longevity?" - Professor Heinz Osiewacz Frankfurt, D, Coordinator of EU-integrated project MiMAGE
  • "LifeSpan: A project integrating research into development and ageing" - Professor Rudi G J Westendorp, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), The Netherlands