January 15th 2016

January 15, 2016

Thank You For Helping Us Meet our Year End Challenge
Everyone at SENS Research Foundation would like to thank all of you, our incredible supporters, for helping us to meet our $50,000 Year End Challenge from the Foster Foundation. In the last two weeks of 2015 we were able to raise $94,000! 

All of your generous support enables us to continue our research into alleviating the diseases and disabilities of aging. Our thanks to the Foster Foundation for offering us this challenge.


Coming Soon - Control ALT, Delete Cancer Campaign
In the State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama offered the United States of America the moonshot challenge of curing cancer. SENS Research Foundation’s OncoSENS team is already striving to meet this challenge by doing groundbreaking work to demystify a poorly-understood cancer mechanism called ALT (Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres). Soon we will be launching our OncoSENS crowdfunding campaign and we want to invite everyone who reads this newsletter to join in -- and tell your friends.
OncoSENS lead researcher Haroldo Silva
We’re putting together some fabulous rewards – dinner with Edward James Olmos, cool t-shirts, a limited edition portrait of Aubrey de Grey, or a one of a kind photo of a cancer cell. Stay tuned for more information.

REMINDER! Summer Scholar Applications Due 2/1


The application deadline for the 2016 SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholars program is approaching. Qualifying students must submit applications by February 1, 2016. No late applications will be accepted, so make sure to turn yours in on time to be considered for this year's session. 


The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2016-summer-scholars.

SRF Is Hiring!


Head of Major Gifts:  The role of the Head of Major Gifts will be to raise at least $2M/annum in new funding, and to guide SENS Research Foundation in developing new channels sufficient to create sustainable income of $5 – 10M/annum, from high net worth individual, foundation, corporate and government sources. To learn more and apply, go to: Job Opportunity: Head of Major Gifts.
Network Engineer/Systems Administrator: The role of the Network Engineer/Systems Administrator will be to provide high-level support and technical expertise in networking technology, including LAN/WAN hardware, hubs, bridges, and routers. To learn more and apply, go to: Job Opportunity: Network Engineer/Systems Administrator

Upcoming Events - Where in the World is Aubrey de Grey?


SRF CSO Aubrey de Grey is starting off 2016 with an inter-continental speaking schedule, and will be presenting at the following events:

When: January 17, 2016
Where: China World Summit Wing, Beijing, China
When: January 26, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
"Rejuvenation biotechnology: the sweet spot between prevention and treatment of age-related ill-heath"
When: March 16, 2016
Where: The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland
"The Road to Risk Revolution - Rethinking Re/Insurance and Risk"

Special Conference Announcement:

Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit


When: April 13 - 14, 2016
Where: The New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center in New York City
Presented by: The Gerontological Society of America, American Federation for Aging Research, The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group, and The New York Academy of Sciences
Keynote Speakers include:
Felipe Sierra, PhD, National Institute on Aging
Steven Austad, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Elissa Epel, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Deadline for Abstracts: Thursday, February 11, 2016
For complete abstract instructions, please send an e-mail to Geroscience2016@nyas.org with "Abstract Information" in the subject line. Select abstracts will be chosen to participate as short oral presentations for Session III: Emerging Science: Hot Topic Talks.
Deadline for Early Career and Underrepresented Minority Investigator Travel Fellowship Applications and Child-Care Grant Applications: Thursday, February 11, 2016.
For detailed information on eligibility and application instructions, please send an email to Geroscience2016@nyas.org with the words "Fellowship Information" in the subject line.
This landmark event will convene basic, translational, and clinical researchers from academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, who work in the disparate fields of HIV/AIDS, oncology, diabetes, and aging research. Speakers will explore how chronic diseases (e.g., HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer) and their associated therapies can accelerate age-related health decline. Participants will identify future directions of research required for a more complete understanding of the relationship between chronic diseases and aging.



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