Welcome remarks

We invite you to the IBS Conference  on Genetics of Aging and Life History which will be held in Daegu Gyeonbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) on November 7-9, 2018.

The conference will have 9 invited speakers, who are leaders in the field of aging research. In particular, the main topic of the conference will be comparative biology of aging, which has drawn a significant interest. We will also have a special session on the prebiotic origin of biological molecules, which will provide a new insight in seeing biological processes, such as aging.

Date & Venue

Date: November 7-9, 2018

Venue: Center for Plant Aging Research, DGIST, Daegu


Aging and Life History


Director Hong Gil Nam
IBS(Center for Plant Aging Research)/DGIST

Prof. Seung-Jae Lee

Prof. Yousin Suh
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Contact Info

Miah Oh / mao@ibs.re.kr
Sunhee Kim / shkim1356@ibs.re.kr

Important date


Time Program

09:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 10:00

Opening Remarks (Hong Gil Nam, Organizing Committee Chair)
Session I: Comparative study of aging
Chair: Yousin Suh

10:00 – 10:30

Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester)
“Mechanisms of longevity: lessons from long-lived mammals”

10:30 – 11:00

Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington)
“Translational geroscience: From invertebrates to interventions”

11:00 – 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:50

Steven N. Austad (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
“Methusaleh’s zoo: What nature can teach us about long, healthy lives”

11:50 – 14:00

Session II: Aging mechanisms I
Chair: Hong Gil Nam

14:00 – 14:30

Adam Antebi (MPI for Biology of Ageing)
“Small nucleoli are a cellular hallmark of longevity”

14:30 – 15:00

Seung-Jae V. Lee (POSTECH)
“Regulation of Caenorhabditis elegans aging by insulin/IGF-1 signaling”

15:00 – 15:30

Yousin Suh (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
“Targeting Healthspan: Functional Genetic Variation in Human Aging and Longevity”

15:30 – 15:50

Coffee Break
Session III: Aging mechanisms II
Chair: Seung-Jae V. Lee

15:50 – 16:20

John M. Sedivy (Brown University)
“Epigenetic changes and somatic retrotransposition in cellular senescence and aging”

16:20 – 16:50

Jan Vijg (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
“Single-cell approaches in studying limits to life span”

16:50 – 17:00

Coffee Break
Special Session I: Current and Future Issues in Aging Research
Chair: Yousin Suh

17:00 – 18:00

How do we define, measure, and modify maximum lifespan of different species?

18:00 – 20:00


※ Sessions for Nov 8 – Nov 9 are going to be held in closed sessions.


Adam Antebi (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing)

Steven N. Austad (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester)

Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington)

Seung-Jae Lee (POSTECH)

Jeong-Hoon Hahm (IBS)

Sunghyun Hong (IBS)

Hyo Jung Kim (IBS)

John M. Sedivy (Brown University)

Yousin Suh (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

Veronica Vaida (University of Colorado boulder)

Jan Vijg (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

Sang Moon Lhee (DGIST)

Hyunmin Kim (IBS)

Yumi Kim (IBS)

Sichul Lee (IBS)


Center for Plant Aging Research, DGIST, Daegu

Room 211, R5 Building, DGIST, 333, Techno jungang-daero, Hyeonpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea


From downtown of Daegu

By shuttle bus

DGIST operates shuttle bus for visitors. Visitors can take a shuttle bus departs from several stations of Daegu subway. Please refer to the shuttle bus timetable.

Shuttle Bus Timetable

By city bus

Take bus No.600(간선 600) or No.655(간선 655) → get off at Hyeonpung bus terminal(현풍터미널) → take bus Dalseong 8(달성 8) or Dalseong 8-1(달성 8-1) → get off at DGIST
※ You can find route information of above bus lines on Daegu Bus LineGuide.

Daegu Bus Lineguide

From Pohang Airport

Flight : Gimpo Airport → Pohang


1) By bus (50min) : Take the bus No. 200 at the airport → Get off the bus at the Suburban bus Terminal → Take the bus No. 105 → Get off the bus at the POSTECH East gate.

2) By taxi (30min)

Any questions about the flight or reservation, contact here.

-Korean Air

Pohang Branch : 054)272-2000
Pohang Airport : 054)284-0111-1
Seoul Branch : 02)656-2001
Main Number : 1588-2001

-Asiana Airlines

Pohang Branch : 054)277-8881
Pohang Airport : 054)284-2626
Seoul Branch : 02)669-8000
Main Number : 1588-8000

By Car


– Gyeongbu Express Way → Daegu → Pohang Express Way → Pohang IC → Gyeongju Direction → Yugeum IC → Yugang Tunnel → POSCO International Center


– Daegu-Pohang Express Way → Pohang IC → Gyeongju Direction → Yugeum IC → Yugang Tunnel → POSCO International Center


Type Capacity Room rate Remarks

Family room

  • 1 bed room (Twin or double bed)
  • 1 room (no bed)
  • Kitchen
  • 1 restroom

3~4 ppl

KRW 95,000 per night
(Without breakfast)

Breakfast is included in registration fees.


  • 1 bed room (double bed)
  • 1 room(no bed)
  • Living room and kitchen
  • 2 restrooms

4~5 ppl

KRW 110,000 per night
(Without breakfast)

For more information, visit here



The abstract should be submitted
by July 1, 2018
To beautiful@ibs.re.kr


Registration Fees

Type Early Registration
(5/8 ~ 5/25)
Late Registration
(5/26 ~ 6/8)


120,000 KRW

150,000 KRW


60,000 KRW

90,000 KRW

Registration fees include:

  • Meals on program, Breakfast on day 2, 3
  • conference kit

Online Registration closing date:
June 8, 2018

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

For cancellation received before June 08, 2018, we will refund the paid amount. For cancellations received from June 8, 2018 to June 14, 2018, 20% administrative fee occurs. No refunds for cancellations received after June 15, 2018.

Register Now

Please visit the KVBM website to register:

For questions, please contact: Miah Oh (mao@ibs.re.kr) / Sunhee Kim (shkim1356@ibs.re.kr)