Prof. Gil Atzmon (Professor of Human Biology at Haifa University)

Prof. Gil Atzmon

Professor of Human Biology at Haifa University

Gil Atzmon is Professor of Human Biology at Haifa University, where he runs the Laboratory of Genetics and Epigenetics of Aging and Longevity, and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
The foremost focus of Prof. Gil Atzmon’s entire research career has been the understanding of the association of the whole genome to disease, performance, health and longevity. Since 2001, he has focused on human genome and its impact on aging and longevity.

Dr. Maria Giulia Bacalini (Adjunct Professor Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology at University of Bologna)

Dr. Maria Giulia Bacalini

Adjunct Professor Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology at University of Bologna

Dr. Maria Giulia Bacalini, Adjunct Professor at Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology at the University of Bologna.
Co-founder at Personal Genomics, a spin-off of University of Verona which provides personal genomics services.

Dr. Miriam Capri (Assistant professor  Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES at University of Bologna)

Dr. Miriam Capri

Assistant professor Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES at University of Bologna

Dr. Miriam Capri is an Assistant professor Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES.
She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the international magazines "Aging Research Reviews" and "Mechanisms of Aging and Development".
She is an Associated Editors in "Frontiers in Endocrinology".

Prof. Ciriaco Carru (Associated Professor at University of Sassari)

Prof. Ciriaco Carru

Associated Professor at University of Sassari

Prof. Ciriaco Carru, Research Scientist of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology and Associate Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology, at the University of Sassari, Italy. . Since 2013 he chaired the Specialization School in Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Clinical Biology at the University of Sassari.
His main research interests are in genetic and metabolic analysis of human longevity. In particular, he taken part at the steering committee of the international scientific group named AKEA that study “The Sardinia centenarians as a model of the healthy ageing”. His interest address also in the biomarkers discovery in age related diseases, in COPD and in renal diseases.

Prof. Ron Cialic (Attending Physician at Tel Aviv Medical Center)

Prof. Ron Cialic

Attending Physician at Tel Aviv Medical Center

Prof. Cialic is an expert in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics of the Tel Aviv Medical Center.
He is interested in the involvement of the innate immune system in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis and the ways we can modulate its functions. Another project he is involved in relates with identification of early stage biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease in the peripheral blood.
The third project subject is age related physiological changes in the central and peripheral innate immune system.

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Dr. Maria Conte

PhD Researcher at University of Bologna

Dr. Maria Conte is a PhD Researcher at Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES.
Her PhD course is focused on understanding the molecular processes that prevent senescence and prolong proliferative activity of stem cells (studies in planarian model system).
Postdoc activity focused on human aging research. Inflammaging and metabolic and aging-related diseases - Molecular mechanisms of sarcopenia – Intramuscular lipid metabolism – Cross talk between skeletal muscle and other organs.

Prof. Israel Doron (Head of the Department of Gerontology at University of Haifa)

Prof. Israel Doron

Head of the Department of Gerontology at University of Haifa

Israel Doron was formerly an Israel Institute Grant Recipient. Doron is head of the Department of Gerontology at the University of Haifa with expertise in the interaction of law, aging, ethics, and social policy.
Doron earned a Ph.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Prof. Tzvi Dwolatzky (Associate Clinical Professor of Geriatrics at Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)

Prof. Tzvi Dwolatzky

Associate Clinical Professor of Geriatrics at Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Tzvi Dwolatzky is the Director of Geriatrics and the Center for Healthy Aging at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, and is Vice Dean and Associate Clinical Professor of Geriatrics at the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
He has devoted his professional career to the field of Geriatrics and to the care of older people. He is the chairman of the Israel Geriatrics Society, is the Director of the Technion American Medical School, is a member of the steering committee of the Israel National Dementia Strategy, and is a member of the National Geriatric Council of Israel. He represents Israel on the Full Board of the European Geriatric Medical Society. His research and clinical interests focus predominantly on the use of technology for the diagnosis and treatment of age-associated cognitive impairment and dementia, healthy aging and centenarians, delirium and frailty, and medical education.
He is the Editor of the Geriatric Section of the Frontiers in Medicine Journal.

Prof. Claudio Franceschi (Professor and Director of the Center for Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biocomplexity at University of Bologna)

Prof. Claudio Franceschi

Professor and Director of the Center for Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biocomplexity at University of Bologna

Claudio Franceschi has been Professor emeritus at the University of Bologna in Italy since 2016. After his initial medical training, he devoted himself to the study of human immunology and has held numerous positions including scientific director of the Italian National Research Center for Aging, as well as founding and directing the “Luigi Galvani” Center for Integrated Studies of Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Biocomplexity at the University of Bologna.

Prof. Paolo Garagnani (Associate Professor at Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES at University of Bologna)

Prof. Paolo Garagnani

Associate Professor at Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES at University of Bologna

Prof. Paolo Garagnani, Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES at the University of Bologna.
His expertise and scientific interest regard the study of genetics and epigenetics of human aging and longevity by using whole genome technologies and next generation sequencing approaches.
He is partner of the project “Inflammaging in the concept of Parkinson's Disease” funded by the Michael Jay Fox Foundation (MJFF).

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Dr. Lavy Klein

Shoham Geriatric Cente
Prof. Daniela Mari (Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences at University of Milan)

Prof. Daniela Mari

Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences at University of Milan

Prof. Daniela Mari is an Associate Professor of Geriatrics at the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences of the University of Milan.
She leads the Milan research group that studies cardiovascular risk factors and their genetic variants in longevity and the neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly.

Prof. Daniela Monti (Associate Professor at University of Florence)

Prof. Daniela Monti

Associate Professor at University of Florence

Associated Professor of General Pathology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Department of Clinical, Experimental and Biomedical Science "M. Serio", University of Florence, Italy. Member of group “Top Italian Women Scientists”.

Prof Yael Netz (Professor at The Academic College at Wingate)

Prof Yael Netz

Professor at The Academic College at Wingate

Prof. Yael Netz currently works at the Academic College at Wingate, Israel.
President of the European Group of Aging and Physical Activity - EGREPA, Co-Editor-in-Chief of European Review of Aging and Physical Activity - EURAPA.
Areas of interest: Physical fitness and cognitive functioning in old age; the psychological effect of a single training session on the elderly; physical activity patterns among the elderly and other age groups in the population; physical activity and psychological variables in adult and old age.

Prof. Giuseppe Passarino (Professor of Genetics at University of Calabria)

Prof. Giuseppe Passarino

Professor of Genetics at University of Calabria

Professor of Genetics, University of Calabria, University of Pavia, Italy, and Leiden University, Netherlands; Research Associate, Stanford University Medical School, California.

Prof. Stefano Salvioli (Associate Professor  Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES at University of Bologna)

Prof. Stefano Salvioli

Associate Professor Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES at University of Bologna

Prof- Stefano Salvioli is an Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES.
He teaches Immunology at the School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Motor Sciences, and at the School of Medicine, University of Bologna.
He participates to several EU Projects as a member of the UNIBO Unit.

Dr. Aurelia Santoro (Junior Assistant Professor at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES at University of Bologna)

Dr. Aurelia Santoro

Junior Assistant Professor at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES at University of Bologna

Dr. Anurelia Santoro is a Junior Assistant Professor at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES.
She has a consolidated expertise in the field of ageing and related age diseases.

Prof. Pierre Singer (Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University)

Prof. Pierre Singer

Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University

Prof. Pierre Singer is Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Sackler School of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University.
He has also been Head of the Institute of Nutrition Research at Rabin Medical Center and Director of the Metabolism Laboratory at the Felsenstein Medical Research Center.

Prof. Michael Wolf (Head of Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at The Sheba Medical Center)

Prof. Michael Wolf

Head of Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at The Sheba Medical Center

Prof. Michael Wolf is the Head of Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Sheba Medical Center and Professor at the Sackler School of Medicine, TAU.
His specialised in: pediatric diseases and surgery of the ear-nose-throat, head and neck; diseases of the ear, hearing disorders and middle ear surgery; vestibular disorders; disorders of voice; reconstructive surgery of the larynx and trachea.