Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Cellular recycling: role of autophagy in aging and disease

The cytosolic recycling process of autophagy plays an important role in many age-related diseases and has been directly linked to aging, including in the nematode C. elegans where autophagy appears beneficially induced in many conserved longevity models. As a critical process to ensure cellular homeostasis, autophagy is regulated at multiple levels, yet it remains a challenge in the field to understand how the regulation of autophagy is integrated at the cellular and molecular level to ensure health- and lifespan benefits. I will here discuss our progress on understanding the different molecular mechanisms employed by cells and organisms to regulate autophagy in response to stressors such as aging and disease.

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Event Time & Dates

Starts01:00 pm - 05/04/2018
Ends02:00 pm - 05/04/2018

Event Details

Contact Dr Olivia Casanueva
LocationThe Cambridge Building
SpeakerProf. Malene Hansen
Speaker AffiliationSanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Program for Development, Aging and Regeneration, La Jolla, CA, USA
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1 February, 2018