COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT – The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Ce Aging Organizers continue to actively monitor this global health crisis, while also planning ahead to mitigate the impact should it spread more widely. Currently there are no plans to cancel the 2020 summer conference. We are watching daily for changes and updates and we will make sure we communicate any changes as soon as we are advised.  Our goal is to work together to ensure all attendees are safe.

The 2020 C. elegans “Topics” Meeting “Metabolism, Aging, Pathogenesis, and Stress” (MAPS 2020), on campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Union will host researchers studying fundamental questions regarding increasing healthspan and reducing aging-associated decline.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Keith Blackwell, Joslin Diabetes Center Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics

Conference Organizers:

Veena Prahlad, University of Iowa
Alex Soukas, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Supriya Srinivasan, The Scripps Research Institute

Invited Speakers:

Alejandro AballayOregon Health and Science University
Adam Antebi, Max Planck Instiute
Kaveh Ashrafi, UCSF
Ryan Baugh, Duke
Bart Braekman, Ghent University
Anne Brunet, Stanford
Ehud Cohen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sean Curran, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Monica Driscoll, Rutgers
Jonathan Ewbank, Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy
Danielle Garsin, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Arjumand Ghazi, University of Pittsburgh
Eric Greer, Children’s Hospital/Harvard
Min Han, University of Colorado Boulder
Malene Hansen, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Cole Haynes, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Javier Irazoqui, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Scott Kennedy, Harvard Medical School
Dennis Kim, Children’s Hospital/Harvard
Heng-Chi Lee, University of Chicago
Siu Silvia Lee, Cornell University
Ying Liu, Peking University
Dengke Ma, UCSF


Will Mair, Harvard School of Public Health
Dana Miller,
University of Washington
Coleen Murphy,
Princeton University
Amy Pasquinelli,
Michael Petraschek,
Scripps Research Institute
Marc Pilon,
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Zachary Pincus,
Washington University
David Raizen,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Marc Ristow,
 ETH Zurich
Gary Ruvkun,
 Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard
Michael Shapira,
UC Berkeley
Stefan Taubert,
University of British Columbia
Emily Troemel,
Marc Vermulst,
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Marian Walhout,
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Amy Walker,
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Meng Wang,
Baylor College of Medicine
Jennifer Watts,
Washington State University

Important dates:

Registration Open: January 23rd
Early Bird Deadline: March 23rd
Oral Abstract Deadline: May 7th
Poster Abstract Deadline: June 4th
Housing Deadline: June 16th

Thank you to our sponsors!