(For the liveblog of the meeting as it unfolds, see here.)

Earlier this year, the biogerontologists of the San Francisco Bay Area held the first of a series of biannual research meetings, the Bay Area Aging Club. More or less right on schedule, the next meeting is in a couple of weeks on Saturday, December 4th.

It’s now the slightly more official-sounding Bay Area Aging Meeting, but the format is the same: A full day of talks from labs from all around the Bay Area, with lunch, and an opportunity to network with the large and growing local community of researchers in biogerontology and allied subjects. Last time the meeting was at UCSF; this time it’s at Stanford.

Here’s the initial event announcement from Stuart Kim. Note the registration link, which contains more detailed information about time and location. Registration is free.

Eric Verdin (Gladstone), Danica Chen (Berkeley) and I are organizing the next Bay Area Aging Meeting. This is a one day meeting to hear talks from students and post-docs from the Bay Area on aging. The meeting is on Saturday Dec. 4, 2010 at Stanford University, from 900 am to 5 pm. The last meeting in April at Gladstone was very successful with about 150 attendees.

There will be talks from students/post-docs in Bay Area Aging labs, as well as a poster session. The labs and topics are:

Brian Kennedy (Buck) Yeast aging
Simon Melov (Buck) worm aging
Martin Brand (Buck) mitochondrial biochemistry
Melanie Ott (Gladstone)SirT1 in T cells
Bob Farese (Gladstone) mouse metabolism
Cynthia Kenyon (UCSF) worm aging
Hao Li (UCSF) systems biology of yeast aging
Kunxin Luo (Berkeley) P53 and aging
Randy Schekman (Berkeley) intracellular traficking of APP
Anne Brunet (Stanford) mouse, worm or fish aging
Tom Rando (Stanford) stem cells and aging
Mark Davis (Stanford) human immune aging

Please reserve the day for the meeting. We will send out more information including the schedule soon. To receive more information about the meeting, register for the meeting, and sign up to give a poster, please go to:


Eric, Danica and Stuart

The April meeting was a lot of fun. I live-blogged the event, which definitely kept my fingers flying. This year I’ll be doing that again, with some degree of official blessing/support. We’ll make some kind of an announcement at the beginning of the talks directing people to Ouroboros and encouraging them to participate in comments on the posts for each session or talk. I’ll also be spreading the word Twitter and/or FriendFeed, using hashtag #baam10, and hoping that others join in that as well.

Please come! The organizers want to reach “hard core aging people,” so if your research falls under that umbrella, register now. For a sense of how the meeting went last time, here are my posts:

P.S.: There’s no official website for BAAM yet. I’m thinking of whipping something up for them – basically for announcements and abstracts – but if anyone with experience would like to pitch in, drop me a line in the comments.