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Ageing: from genome to sex
    Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am @ Liffey Hall 2

    According to the WHO, in almost every country the proportion of people aged over 60 is growing faster than any other age group. Old age is increasingly associated with many chronic diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disorders, thus presenting an important socioeconomic burden. It is therefore crucial to identify appropriate interventions to keep the aging population healthy.
    In this interactive session four prominent scientists join forces to shed light on different aspects of the underlying causes of ageing from the genomic level to other contributing factors such as metabolism, hormones and 'sex'. Throughout the session, they will debate on key questions such as: 'how do our genes contribute to aging?', 'what is the contribution of hormones and other factors to the development of aging?', 'what are the differences in the development of aging at the level of the population and in particular between the two sexes?

    Uppsala University, Sweden

    European Research Council

    European Research Council, Belgium

    University of Birmingham, UK

    CECAD Cologne, Germany

    University of Sheffield, UK

    Type Science Programme, The Future of Medicine & Health
    Host Organization European Research Council
  • Organiser Carmen Garcia Fernandez
  • Tags SP76

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