Upcoming Events

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TRN Annual Meeting – March 30 & 31, 2023

The meeting will feature keynote speakers, poster sessions and updates on current studies investigating best practices in telomere research.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 
111 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709

Past Events

TRN Annual Meeting 2021 – Dec. 2 & 3, 2021

The 2021 Annual Meeting took place December 2nd & 3rd in New Orleans, LA as a hybrid event with in-person and virtual sessions. The meeting featured keynote talks from premier telomere researchers, Dr. Rita B. Effros & Dr. Peter Lansdorp, updates on current NIH-funded U24 and U01 studies investigating best practices in telomere length measurement, oral presentations of preliminary data from TRN pilot award winners, and poster presentations of innovating telomere research.

TRN 2021 Meeting Agenda

Presentation recordings from the meeting can be found here.


TRN Annual Meeting 2020 – Dec. 3 & 4, 2020

The TRN Annual Meeting took place virtually on Dec. 3rd and 4th, 2020.  The meeting featured keynote talks from premier researchers in the field, Jerry Shay and Utz Herbig, as well as presentations on the current NIH-funded U24 and U01 studies investigating best practices in telomere measurement, and presentations of preliminary data from TRN pilot award fundees and early career investigators.

Recordings and slides are available from the meeting here

View posters and poster presentations from the 2020 meeting here.

COVID-19 and Telomeres – August 27, 2020

This webinar involved a series of presentations outlining theories and data linking telomeres to COVID-19 infection risk, disease outcome, and vaccine response through specific disease models, COVID-19 related pathophysiology, and the relation between inflammaging and vaccine responses to other SARS viruses. Recording available upon request.


  1. David Chae, Tulane
  2. Paul Wolters, UCSF
  3. Richard Kennedy, Mayo Clinic


An Introduction to the TRN – July 30, 2020

This webinar provided an overview of the initial development of the TRN, goals of the network, and resources available to investigators, as well as opportunities to get involved in the TRN. Slides from the webinar can be found here. Recording available upon request.


TRN Inaugural Meeting – Dec 5 & 6, 2019

The inaugural meeting of the Telomere Research Network focused on establishing priorities and goals of the network.