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Aging is a universal biological process characterised by the gradual decline of a multitude of physiological functions that leads to an increasing probability of death. To date we have a poor understanding of what actually causes aging. Recent results of research on worms and mice have led researchers to question the free radical theory as the primary or exclusive cause of aging. Another theory proposes that aging is driven by genetic programming that is useful for organisms in early life but becomes detrimental at later stages. Marco Lezzerini investigates whether one of the most important developmental pathways, the Wnt signalling pathway, plays a functional role in the aging of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans.

Event details of Aging in roundworms
Date 15 December 2015
Time 16:00 -17:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

M. Lezzerini: Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans ; the Role of Wnt Signalling.

Supervisor

Prof. S. Brul

Co-supervisor

Dr Y. Budovskaya

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

Entrance

This event is open to the public.