BIT’s the 3rd Annual World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology-2015 (WCGG-2015) contribute to offering professionals in the frontier technologies in Geriatrics and Gerontology fields from governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, scientific institutions, and the private sector to present the latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in breaking research, clinic, medical management, innovative technologies, diagnosis, therapy, emergency, education, social responsibility and philanthropy. The WCGG-2015, with the theme of “New Action on Aging” will be held during November 26-28, 2015 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
1 Plenary Forum from a Panel of Leading Experts in Geriatrics and Gerontology Field
20 Sessions Cover Hot Topics in Geriatrics and Gerontology Research
50+ Exhibition Booths and Posters Show the New Research Achievements
100+ Oral Presentations Present the Frontier Technologies in Geriatrics and Gerontology
Tech Tour to Famous Science Spots & Historical Sites in Taiwan
Dr. Thomas C. Südhof
Professor, Stanford University, USA
Dr. Erwin Neher
Professor, University of Gottingen, Germany
Thomas Christian Südhof was born in Göttingen, Germany, on Dec. 22 in 1955, obtained his M.D. and doctoral degrees from the University of Göttingen in 1982. He performed his doctoral thesis work at the Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie in Göttingen with Prof. Victor P. Whittaker on the biophysical structure of secretory granules. From 1983-1986, Südhof trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Drs. Mike Brown and Joe Goldstein at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX, and elucidated the structure, expression and cholesterol-dependent regulation of the LDL receptor gene. Südhof began his independent career as an assistant professor at UT Southwestern in 1986. When Südhof started his laboratory, he decided to switch from cholesterol metabolism to neuroscience, and to pursue a molecular characterization of synaptic transmission. His work initially focused on the mechanism of neurotransmitter release which is the first step in synaptic transmission, and whose molecular basis was completely unknown in 1986. Later on, Südhof's work increasingly turned to the analysis of synapse formation and specification, processes that mediate the initial assembly of synapses, regulate their maintenance and elimination, and determine their properties. Südhof served on the faculty of UT Southwestern in Dallas until 2008, and among others was the founding chair of the Department of Neuroscience at that institution. In 2008, Südhof moved to Stanford, and became the Avram Goldstein Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. In addition, Südhof has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1986.
Erwin Neher is Professor Emeritus at the Max‐Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany). He was also a Professor at the University of Göttingen and co‐chair of the European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen. Erwin Neher has been a supporting member of the ECS since 1999 and was invited to give a plenary lecture entitled `Ca2+‐triggered release of neurotransmitters and hormones` at the 7th ECS Conference in Bruxelles in 2002.
Awards: Nernst‐Haber‐Bodenstein, Award of the German Society for Physical Chemistry (1977); K.C.Cole Award, Biophysical Society (1982); Harold Lamport Award,New York, Academy of Sciences(1982); Spencer Award ,Columbia University (1983); Louisa Gross‐Horwitz Award, Columbia University (1986); Schunck‐Preis, University of Giessen (1986); Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (1986); Gairdner Award, Toronto (1989); Bristol‐Meyers Squibb Research Award, New York(1990); Gerard Prize, American Neuroscience Association (1991). Along with Bert Sakmann, Erwin Neher was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1991 for `their discovery concerning the function of single ion channels in cells`.
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About Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung City (Chinese: 高雄市) is a city located in southern Taiwan. It is also the second largest city in Taiwan. Famous Attractions including Love River ,Urban Spotlight Arcade, Liuhe Night Market, Zuoying's Lotus Lake, Fengshan Old City, Chai Mountain, Ban Ping Mountain etc.