Sixth SENS Conference (SENS6)

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The SENS6 conference was held from September 3-7, 2013 at Queens' College, Cambridge, UK. 

The conference consisted of invited talks, short oral presentations of submitted abstracts, and poster sessions. As usual, talks took place in the Fitzpatrick Lecture Hall, while poster sessions took place each evening in the conservatory adjacent to the bar.

The purpose of the SENS conference series, like all the SENS initiatives, is to expedite the development of truly effective therapies to postpone and treat human aging by tackling it as an engineering problem: not seeking elusive and probably illusory magic bullets, but instead enumerating the accumulating molecular and cellular changes that eventually kill us and identifying ways to repair - to reverse - those changes, rather than merely to slow down their further accumulation. This broadly defined regenerative medicine - which includes the repair of living cells and extracellular material in situ - applied to damage of aging, is what we refer to as rejuvenation biotechnologies.

The conference also featured the traditional punting on the Cam: an hour on the Backs for the faint-hearted, and an afternoon or evening trip to Grantchester for the rest of us.