MDI Biological Laboratory

Signature Course on the Biology of Aging to be Introduced at the MDI Biological Laboratory

  • May 6, 2016

Why do we age? What are the mechanisms that regulate aging on a cellular level? Is it possible to extend youthfulness through genetic manipulation?

These are some of the tantalizing questions that will be the subject of a new signature course at the MDI Biological Laboratory addressing two of the most fundamental issues related to aging: can we strengthen our cellular systems to make them more resistant to aging, and can we identify ways to regenerate tissues that have been damaged?

The course, entitled “Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research,” will bring together an international group of up to 20 early career scientists with more than 20 leading experts in the field of aging. They will study the molecular mechanisms of aging using the latest laboratory techniques and technologies, including gene splicing and editing.

The course, which will be held at the institution June 19 through July 3, will also include three public lectures by leading scientists in the field of aging. View details about the lectures.