L-R: Sami Sagol, Tova Sagol, Prof. Gabi Barabash, head of the Bench-to-Bedside Program, and Prof. Michal Neeman, Vice President
If we could lead healthy lives, who wouldn’t want to extend life as long as possible? Geroscience, the study of the biology of aging and age-related diseases, is a hot topic of research for a growing number of scientists worldwide. And the Weizmann Institute is paving the way forward in this literally life-changing field. On September 4 and 5, the Weizmann Institute hosted a major conference on longevity research, the International Perspectives on Geroscience, which was co-sponsored by the Sagol Institute for Longevity Research, part of the national Sagol Network. Weizmann Institute scientists included Profs. Valery Krizhanovsky, Michal Schwartz, and Uri Alon and Dr. Liran Shlush, and scientists from top institutions in the United States, Australia and Israel were among the hundreds of participants. Sami and Tova Sagol of Israel, supporters of the Sagol Institute, were in attendance, and Sami Sagol delivered opening remarks.