Renowned scientists visit Cologne and look back on 10 successful years of ageing research.
During the last years, a world-leading research cluster for ageing research has developed in the Cologne/Bonn area, to which the Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing makes a valuable contribution.
On 13 September 2018, the institute celebrated its 10th anniversary with a festive symposium that looked back on the past and recent scientific findings and provided information on possible future developments in the field of ageing research.
The managing director, Prof. Linda Partridge, proudly welcomed a huge audience of current and alumni MPI members as well as scientist that joined from neighboring institutes. Inspiring talks from international experts such as Thomas Langer, Valter Longo, Anne Brunet, Matt Kaeberlein and key note speaker Cynthia Kenyon captured the audience with their individual ideas of the field of ageing research.
MPI alumni members Anna Wredenberg and Shuhei Nakamura gave insight into their career stages and selected postdoc Nina Bonekamp and PhD student Carina Weigelt highlighted their very own success stories. A vivid scientific exchange continued during the afternoon poster session, clearly indicating the ongoing passion and great ambitions of the participating junior scientist for their research area.
The event was rounded off with an evening summer party, where all alumni and current MPI members, all guest and visiting scientist, shared their moments of laughter and success and simply celebrated the past 10 years of their life at the MPI for Biology of Ageing.