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January 2018

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11th January 2018
Thursday,
04:00pm05:00pm
CSA

Is Mortality Written on the Face? - or Elsewhere

Speaker: Kaare Christensen (DNK)
Organizer: Linda Partridge (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing)

There will be wine and cheese and the possibility for further discussion after the talk.

Lecture hall, ground floor.
CECAD Research Center
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
Cologne
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12th January 2018
Friday,
09:30am10:30am
MPI

A complex systems perspective on the biology and evolution of aging

Speaker: Alan Cohen (CAN)
Organizer: Joris Deelen (MPI Age)

About Dr. Cohen's talk:

All living organisms are formally complex systems composed of self-sufficient, interacting networks of molecules, and life can be defined as the maintenance of homeostasis in these systems in the face of continuing internal and external challenges. This perspective suggests an understanding of the aging process rarely explored: that aging is an emergent property of these complex systems and their capacity (or lack thereof) to maintain homeostasis indefinitely. From an evolutionary perspective, this may explain the diversity of aging patterns across species, including why so many species appear not to age at all. From a mechanistic perspective it presents an alternative to standard theories suggesting a linear accumulation of damage from multiple causes, highlighting the importance of feedback effects. Recent work in our lab has explored different statistical approaches to extracting a signal of complex systems dynamics during aging via longitudinal human biomarker data. We have developed indices of both physiological dysregulation and several emergent physiological processes. Properties of these indices do indeed present some of the first empirical confirmation for the importance of complex systems dynamics in the aging process. Secondarily, these metrics also provide a way to quantify the aging process system-by-system, a finding with numerous practical applications.

Ground floor, Auditorium
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str.9b
Cologne
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23rd January 2018
Tuesday,
02:00pm03:00pm
MPI

Reasons to choose Dragonfly - Andor's new spinning disk confocal microscope

Speaker: James Wainwright (Andor Technology Ltd, Belfast)
Organizer: Christian Kukat (FACS & Imaging Core Facility, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing)

Global Applications Specialist - Microscopy Systems

Lecture hall
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9b
50931 Cologne
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25th January 2018
Thursday,
04:00pm05:00pm
CSA

DNA damage response in ageing and a novel role for non coding RNA

Speaker: Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna (ITA)
Organizer: Dario Valenzano (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing)

There will be wine and cheese and the possibility for further discussion after the talk.

lecture hall, ground floor
CECAD Research Center
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
Cologne
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