Deciphering the mystery of ageing

Why do organisms age? How can we influence our life span? The overall goal of our research is to uncover the basic causes and processes of ageing. Also, we strive to understand the nature of longevity and age-related diseases. In this sense we aim for fundamental discoveries into the underlying molecular, physiological and evolutionary mechanisms. At the same time we investigate how the ageing process might be ameliorated, since it is our long-term goal to pave the way towards increasing health during ageing in humans.

Seminars/Events

29.04.15 :

MITOCLUB: "Optic neuropathies and beyond: modelling mitochondrial neurodegeneration"

Valerio Carelli, University of Bologna School of Medicine, Bologna, Italy
06.05.15 :

MITOCLUB: "The use of recent advances in electron microscopy to study the mitochondrial ribosome"

Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK