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18:15 - 19:15 13 October 2014

Research on the ageing phenotypes: toward a translational perspective

Location

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker information

Dr Luigi Ferrucci, Director of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

Over the last few years research on the biology of aging has made unprecedented progresses and has grown into an essential branch of science. Technology is now available that allows candidate biological mechanisms of aging to be assessed in humans. At the same time, geriatricians and gerontologists are developing robust measures of susceptibility and resilience that can be collected in clinical populations. In most cases, these areas of research evolved as separate entities unlikely to collide. Future progress in understanding human aging will require biologists, population scientists, gerontologists and geriatricians to find a common language and start operating as multidisciplinary team.


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Stephanie Pilling
+44 (0)20 7670 5706 | stephanie.pilling@ucl.ac.uk


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