Ageing in a Developmental Perspective
02 oktober - Wageningen

Professor of Genetics Bas Zwaan (Wageningen University) will, among others, improve our understanding of the link between development and ageing. And what could be the evolutionary function of aging?


Evolutionary theory provides a powerful framework for investigating and explaining complex biological phenomena. For instance, current biomedical research on aging is strongly embedded in evolutionary theory.
It is increasingly well-documented that a wide range of circumstances, among which conditions during development and early-life, influence late-life health and aging. Many of those have been related to natural selection and the evolutionary process of adaptation.
Professor dr. Bas Zwaan (WUR) will dig into the biological and evolutionary backgrounds of aging. Providing examples of theoretical modelling, experiments, and observations from human cohorts, he will among others improve our understanding of the link between development and aging. What could be the evolutionary function of aging, and how old can we humans get?

Datum en tijd: Dinsdag 2 oktober van 20:00 - 22:00 uur

Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
0317 48 28 28

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Tijd & plaats

02 oktober 20:00 - 22:00
Stippeneng 2, Wageningen

Organisatie door Studium Generale Wageningen Universiteit

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