Biology Of Ageing

Leader: Eric Boulanger Lynne cox


The SIG on Biology of Ageing aims at:

• Providing their members an opportunity to network with other members in order to make valuable contacts, enhance the discussion of challenging issues, and to facilitate the exchange of advances in the field of aging biology

• Supporting their members in the development of policy positions as well as scientific papers in the field of aging biology

• Promoting the role, influence and importance of aging biology in the EuGMS and other national societies of geriatrics

• Disseminating expertise and knowledge in aging biology, starting from the experience of existing excellence research laboratories in Europe

• Participate in European clinical and translational research programs

• Define the opitmal technics to quantify/analyze aging pathway and markers

• Identifying aging and frailty (clinical) biomarkers: build European cohorts and biobank

• Exchange of students: PhDs, Post-Docs…

• Create a European diploma on aging biology: Master degree? Erasmus Mundus?


Relevance for the purposes of the EuGMS:

• Give to EuGMS an international leadership in aging biology field

• Need to better mix fundamental research on aging biology and clinical research and practicing

• Need to increase the link between geriatric syndromes and basic biology

• Need to increase research student exchanges

• Find biomarkers of frailty and aging



N° of members: 13


Expected method of work:

• Define the objectives and their priorities in accordance with the expertise of the SIG members

• Register (list) of experts on aging biology in Europe

• Establishment of T&F Groups

• Apply to national European and international grants

• One aging biology SIG meetings per year) during the annual EuGMS meeting


First expected outcome and approximate date of completion:

• First aging biology SIG meeting during EuGMS 2020

• Exchange of students starting in 2020-21

• Webinars 2021

• One publication per year mentioning the present EuGMS SIG (first in 2021) 

Way of communication among members:

Videoconferences, telegram application, e-mail, one to one call 


Planning of meetings:

SIG Biology of Ageing OPEN Meeting – June 22nd 2023

SIG Biology of Ageing OPEN Meeting – April 20th 2023

Monthly Internal Meeting: Feb 16th, 2023

Monthly Internal Meeting: Dec 15th, 2022

SIG Biology of Ageing OPEN Meeting – October 20th 2022

18th EuGMS International Congress, London September 28-30 - SIG Collateral Meeting - OPEN - SEPT 28th from 01.00pm to 02.00pm/pm UK TIME

SIG Biology of Ageing OPEN Meeting – June 16th 2022

Monthly Internal Meeting: May 19th, 2022

Monthly internal meeting March 17th 2022

Monthly Internal Meeting: January 20th, 2022

17th EuGMS International Congress, Athens October 11-13 - SIG Collateral Meeting - OPEN- OCT 12th from 08.30am to 10.00am CEST

Monthly Internal Meeting: November 18th 2021

Monthly Internal Meeting: September 16th 2021

Monthly Internal Meeting: June 17th 2021

Monthly Internal Meeting: May 20th 2021

Monthly Internal Meeting: April 15th 2021

Monthly Internal Meeting: February 11th 2021

First SIG Meeting during EuGMS 2020 E'Congress