Genetics of ageing
Time & Place
2-hour course, Tue 10 - 12 am , Lynen-Lecture hall
The question why people age is an ancient one. Over the past two decades, scientists have begun to unravel the mechanisms underlying aging, not only in humans but in many organisms. Some of these aging mechanisms appear to be conserved from the single cell eukaryote yeast to mammals. Based on current literature, this lecture course focuses on selected mechanisms influencing aging, the underlying genetic networks, the protein players and potential ways of controlling the aging processes.