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Healthy Aging: Putting the life in the years

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
St Aldates Tavern, 108 St Aldate's,
Oxford OX1 1BU
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Embark on a journey into the fascinating world of aging with Professor Aziz Aboobaker and Postdoctoral Researcher Felix Dingler. Regeneration, the ability to restore damaged or lost tissues, holds profound implications for both medicine and the biology of aging. Prof Aboobaker will share his groundbreaking research into the mechanisms underlying regeneration in diverse organisms, while Dr Dingler will lead us through the critical ways our bodies produce aldehydes, chemicals that might be contributing to our ageing. 

Immortal worms: What would you give up to live forever?

Aziz Aboobaker (Professor of Comparative and Functional Genomics)
We are living in a rapidly aging population, but can we harness regenerative capacity to achieve immortality? This talk highlights Prof Aziz Aboobaker’s use of the planarian flatworm to study the mechanisms of tissue regeneration along with the power and promise of stem cells. We know that some flatworms are immortal and don’t age, so what has happened during evolution to allow them to do this? The fact these animals can regenerate all their body parts is only part of the story. But if we can understand how some animals avoid ageing, what will that means for us?

Aldehydes: how to age normally?

Felix Dingler (Postdoctoral Researcher)
As we age, our cells and organ systems become more vulnerable. Our cells accumulate changes in their genome, which can give rise to changes in our health. Here I will present the evidence that the formaldehyde which our bodies naturally produce accelerates features of ageing, and leaves a distinct mutational imprint on DNA. At the end of this talk, I hope attendees will be open to the idea that formaldehyde contributes to ageing, recognise alcohol as a source of acetaldehyde, and leave definitely older and perhaps marginally wiser.

CANCELLED Hey Sugar - I'm straight outta insulin

Kieran Smith (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Due to unforeseen circumstances Kieran Smith can no longer present, we apologise for any disappointment.
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