[#Keynote] Archana Singh-Manoux (University of College London & INSERM, UK & France)

My research is on the epidemiology of cognitive decline and dementia with a focus on socioeconomic, occupational, psychosocial, behavioural and biological determinants. A second aspect of my work is on social determinants of health, particularly at older ages in order to understand the mechanisms underlying inequalities in health. I head a team entitled “Epidemiology of ageing & age-related diseases” which is based at U1018, Inserm. I am also one of the PIs of the Whitehall II study, based at University College London, UK. More Information about Archana Singh-Manoux


[#Keynote] Guido Kroemer
(INSERM & University of Paris Descartes, France)

Guido Kroemer has made important contributions to medical research through his groundbreaking work in the fields of cell biology and cancer research. He is best known for the discovery that the permeabilization of mitochondrial membranes constitutes a decisive step in programmed cell death. Kroemer has explored the fine mechanisms of mitochondrial cell death control, the molecular pathways that explain the inhibition of cell death in cancer cells, upstream of or at the level of mitochondria, and the mechanisms that make cancer cell death immunogenic. His work has had far reaching implications for the comprehension, detection and therapeutic manipulation of cellular demise. More Information about Guido Kroemer


[#Keynote] Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre (Université du  Québec à Montreal (UQAM) & Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Canada)

The main goal of Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre research program is to better understand how muscle function could be improved and maintained in late adulthood. To this aim, his empirical work is concerned with changes in physical functioning that occur in normal aging, specifically those that affect muscle mass (sarcopenia), muscle strenght (dynapenia), muscle quality, frailty and with identifying the determinant factors of muscle function in late adulthood (e.g., lifestyle, physical condition, nutrition (e.g proteins, citrulline), sexual hormones, inflammatory factors, muscle adipose tissue etc..). The major line of her research investigates the effects of physical training and nutritional interventions on muscle function in frail and non-frail older adults. More Information about Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre

[#Keynote] Kaare Christensen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, and Senior Research Scientist at the Terry Sanford Institute, Duke University, North Carolina, USA. Christensen is the Director of the Danish Twin Registry and the Danish Aging Research Center, and he has conducted a long series of studies among twins and the oldest-old in order to shed light on the importance of genes and environment in aging and longevity. He is engaged in interdisciplinary aging research combining methods from epidemiology, genetics and demography. More Information about Kaare Christensen


[#Keynote] Pierre Devolder (University of Louvain, Belgium)

Pierre Devolder is professor of mathematical finance and actuarial science at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). He has a PhD in mathematics from the University of Brussels. He is also actuary and academic member of the Belgian Institute of actuaries (IABE). His main research activities are focused on stochastic finance, life insurance and pension theory. He has published 6 books mainly on pension and finance and a lot of papers in various actuarial journals. He gives regular courses at the universities of Strasbourg, Rabat and Lyon. He is coeditor of the ASTIN Bulletin (journal of the International Actuarial Association) and member of the board of the AFIR Committee. He is member of the Belgian “Conseil Académique des Pensions” recently appointed by the Belgian government to propose long term reforms for the pension system. More Information about Pierre Devolder


[#Keynote] Jean-Claude Ameisen (University of Paris Diderot)


Jean-Claude Ameisen, Professor of immunology, Paris Diderot University. Research interests: programmed cell death, AIDS pathogenesis and host/infectious pathogen interactions. President of the Ethics and Scientific Committee of the International Foundation of Applied Disability Research, he presided INSERM’s Ethics Committee on Medical Research and Health from 2003 to 2011. (INSERM: National Institute for Health and Medical Research). He heads the Centre d’Etudes du Vivant (life sciences studies centre) and is a member of the Scientific Council of the International College of Philosophy. More Information about Jean-Claude Ameisen


[#Keynote] André Masson (CNRS, EHESS & PSE)

Research topics : microeconomics of intertemporal and intergenerational households choices
(1) attitudes & behaviours towards risk (portfolio choices, multi-risks management)
(2) attitudes & behaviours towards time (time preference, time inconsistency)
(3) bequests; saving and wealth over the life-cycle; wealth inequality
(4) bequest motives, estate or inheritance taxation
– retirement systems and the welfare state
(5) interaction between public and family (intergenerational) solidarities
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Éric Le Bourg (CNRS & University of Toulouse, France)

Éric Le Bourg is a biogerontologist, at French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), University Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse, France. He is working on the effects of mild stress on ageing in Drosophila but is also concerned with learning, behaviour, and demography matters. He has published papers in academic journals, edited books, newspapers, and so on. He has written four books on ageing in French for the lay public and academics, and edited or co-edited three books on mild stress and on ageing in France. More Information about Eric Le Bourg


Florence Solari (University of Lyon 1, France)

Florence Solari is a geneticist who is interested in the control of aging in Caenorhabditis elegans for more than ten years. Her previous work contributed to our understanding of the metabolic and molecular impact of dietary restriction on lifespan and on the role of the PTEN tumour suppressor. Her current projects focus on the regulation of muscle aging and on the relationship between healthspan and lifespan. More Information of Florence Solari


Jean-François Lemaître (University of Lyon 1, France)

Jean-François Lemaitre is an evolutionary biologist, at French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and is based at the Biometry and Evolutionary Biology Lab (University of Lyon 1). His research aims at understanding the variability of the ageing patterns observed in the wild, between species, populations or individuals. His multidisciplinary research projects are performed at both inter-specific (using demographic databases) and intra-specific levels (through the long-term monitoring of wild mammalian populations).
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Juliana Antero (IRMES-INSEP, France)

Sports scientist and epidemiologist at the Institute of Medical Research, and Epidemiology of Sports (IRMES), National Institute of Sports (INSEP), Paris, France. The research interest of Juliana is focused on the longevity and causes of mortality of elite athletes, and on the alternative approaches for apprehending human longevity trends. Also working in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin as visiting scholar, broader perspectives in this field has been recently engaged.
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