The “why” and “how” of aging has puzzled mankind ever since it questioned its place in the universe. However, it was only after infectious diseases became more controlled and reliable food supplies became generally available, that the rapid increase of the average lifespan made science turn its attention to studying longevity and aging.
Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives? Find out with the free online course “Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Aging”.
Why Do We Age? Course Content
To fulfill the desire to live longer and age healthier, it is essential that we better understand the intricate molecular processes that evolve in our body when we age. The course includes:
- The current concepts and theories of aging;
- The molecular and cellular processes in aging;
- Phenomena which take place in cells, such as genomic instability, telomere shortening, and epigenetic changes;
- The cell systems, animal models and advanced experimental methods that we use to study aging.
- Current research, fundamental questions, and experimental approaches: A series of in-depth lectures from distinguished researchers working at the European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging at the University of Groningen.
- The course requires basic knowledge of biology though most of the terms are explained and you will receive further support via additional reading.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educator: Marianna Bevova
- Published by: University of Groningen
- Duration: 6 weeks x 4 hours per week
- Starts: 2 May
- Certificates available
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