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Thu, Jun 06

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Free Online Seminar

How We Age: The Science of Longevity

Discover how recent breakthroughs in longevity research offer clues about human ageing.

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How We Age: The Science of Longevity
How We Age: The Science of Longevity

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Free Online Seminar

About the event

All of us would like to live longer, or to slow the debilitating effects of age. Leading scholar of ageing Dr Coleen T Murphy will show how recent research on longevity and ageing may be bringing us closer to this goal.

Dr Murphy, author of How We Age, will explain that the study of model systems, particularly simple invertebrate animals, combined with breakthroughs in genomic methods, have allowed scientists to probe the molecular mechanisms of longevity and ageing. Understanding the fundamental biological rules that govern ageing in model systems provides clues about how we might slow human ageing, which could lead in turn to new therapeutics and treatments for age-related disease. Drawing on work in her own lab at Princeton University, USA, as well as other recent research, Dr Murphy will chronicle the history and current state of the field, explaining longevity’s links to reproduction and mating, sensory and cognitive function, inheritances from our ancestors, and the gut microbiome.

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