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NEW DATES: September 26th- October 1st 2022!

Statement in relation to Covid-19

The organizers of this event are continuing to work hard to create an excellent meeting for participants and are monitoring, and will implement as appropriate, public health advice in Greece to minimise risks. For your own awareness, we remind you to consult your government's advice before travelling to and participating in the event and consult your own travel insurer.  We refer you to the updates and advice in Europe at https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/current-risk-assessment-novel-coronavirus-situation, and we advise you that your decision to attend the event is your own responsibility.

Dear colleagues and friends,

The Spetses Summer Schools were started in 1966 and have been kept as a series of well-known lecture courses until to date. Over the years, over 500 different lecturers came to the island (including more than 15 Nobel laureates) to teach more than 5000 young pre- and post-doctoral researchers. During the years, Spetses summer schools became famous and the Spetses Island is widely accepted as an ideal environment for top quality science under relaxing conditions.
This Advanced Course will focus on the “Molecular targets for anti-aging interventions”. Aging, age-related disorders and anti-aging interventions are the subjects of general importance. The scientific program covers a wide range of issues related to aging, including lectures on fundamental biological principles and basic signalling pathways involved in the aging process and age-related diseases, like cholesterol metabolism, cytochrome C pathway, proteolysis, genomic stability, damage and repair.  In addition, various aspects of anti-aging interventions, starting from the non-pharmacological approaches like dietary restriction and changing in daily habits, to the pharmacological therapies will be covered.
The course aims to enable an active interaction between all the participants throughout lectures, tutorials and round table discussions, as well as poster and oral presentations given by the student participants. The total number of participants, including organizers, lecturers and students is predicted to be around 100, in a ratio of students versus lecturers up to 5:1.
The course will take place in the Spetses Hotel, Spetses Island, Greece. The hotel has an excellent location, secluded and quite, it is characterized by easy accessibility and full lecture facilities, including appropriate lecture rooms, audio-visual aids, photocopiers, computers and free internet access.

Looking forward meeting you in Spetses next year!

Aleksandra Mladenovic, Silva Katusic-Hecimovic and Efstathios S. Gonos                                                       




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