Alexandre Ottaviani,
Paula Pousinha


Salle du Belvédère, Théâtre du Grand Château
28 Avenue Valrose, Nice


It will take place from 11 to 15 December.


Over the last century, human life expectancy has dramatically increased, and aged individuals will represent 22% of the world’s population by 2050. These profound demographic changes have placed “the aging process” as a major challenge for scientific research nowadays. Ageing biology research is experiencing an exponential growth, thus leading to the creation of aging-dedicated editions of the highest impact scientific journals such as Nature Aging in 2021. Similar growth is observed in the anti-aging market. Career opportunities for students interested in the aging field are therefore expanding.  

Université Côte d’Azur (UniCA) is an Institution of reference in the field of Biology of Aging, with (i) a dedicated institute (IRCAN), (ii) multiple pluridisciplinary teams developing research related to the aging process at different associated laboratories (IRCAN, IPMC, iBV), and (iii) aging-focused international initiatives and networks (UlyssEUs’ Innovation Hub, OncoAGe, InterAging). We are therefore a pivotal university on the field of aging.

Keynote Lectures
  • Dr. Deepak Kumar Saini (Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India)
  • Dr. Mario Pende (l’Institut Necker-Enfants malades, Paris, France)
  • Dr. Bjorn Schumacher (Institute for Genome Stability in Aging and Disease, CECAD, Cologne, Germany)
  • Very good knowledge of english
  • Knowledge of L3-M1 level in cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics and animal physiology
Number of participants

About 50 personnes

Target audience

This winter school is open to master's students in Life Sciences as part of their tools unit, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, researchers, and anyone interested in the subject


  • To know general concepts as: genome stability, cellular senescence, stem cell, cellular regeneration, mytochodrial function, immune responses, physiopathology.
  • To identify halmarks of aging.
  • To know experimental models of aging and their application in research.
  • To understand aging-related alterations at different organisational levels: from cell to organism.
  • To perceive the biology of aging as a broad, individual and multifactorial biological process.
  • To develop and present an idea with societal impact resulting from scientific observations.