Mechanisms of aging and longevity

22 June 2018

Vadim Gladyshev
Department of Medicines and Genetics
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston


What is aging? When does it begin? Is it a normal, physiological process that predisposes to pathology/disease, or it is a pathology/disease itself? How can the aging process be delayed? Can it be reversed? How does Nature solve these questions, as there is a great diversity in aging patterns and lifespans across species, cell types, and model organisms? These are some of the most complex and important questions in biology. As aging is a systemic process, systems thinking and systems biology approaches must be used to address them. During the theory lunch, we will discuss some of these questions.

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