The Interstellar Initiative: 2019 - 2020 Workshop 2
Thursday, February 20 - Friday, February 21, 2020 EST
The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York
The New York Academy of Sciences
The Interstellar Initiative ― presented jointly by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development and the New York Academy of Sciences ― recognizes the world’s most promising Early Career Investigators and connects them with peers, in related but distinct disciplines, providing a platform for them to develop a solution to a major research question. The aim is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and thereby catalyze discovery.
This workshop is a follow-up to the September 2019 workshop, to provide an opportunity for teams to reconnect and further refine their research proposals, with the guidance of mentors.
The 2019-2020 Interstellar Initiative addresses challenges in the area of Healthy Longevity. The focus is on exploring molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological mechanisms of aging, and the relationship between aging and diseases such as cancers, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, hormonal disorders, and other chronic age-related conditions with the ultimate goal of improving healthspan and preventing pathological aging.
February 20, 2020
Registration and Breakfast
Grant Information Session
Morning Networking Break
Afternoon Networking Break
Day 1 Closing Remarks
Evening Welcome Cocktail and Hors D'oeuvres Networking Reception
Day 1 Ends
February 21, 2020