Registration open for the first Life Sciences Working Group Conference of 2022/23 – “Animal models of aging” on October 7th
23 September 2022
Life Sciences Working Group Conference
October 7th, 2022
The Coimbra Group Life Sciences Working Group is pleased to announce the launch of a virtual conferences cycle this academic year. The first event will take place on 7th October 2022 under the title “Animal models of aging”. Professor Simon Galas, a Full Professor at the University of Montpellier, will introduce the audience to the animal models in research on aging that contributed to drawing a global vision of aging, exploring its plasticity and molecular control.
Participation is free of charge and open to all interested parties. In order to register, please proceed to the registration form here.
Fly, yeast, mice, rat, frog, worms, sea urchins, etc. This list was not the first part of Noah’s Arch animals but merely the animal models used by several scientists who have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.
For example, from 2000 to 2017, up to 78% of the awarded Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine concerned pioneering works that have been done, at least partially, on animal models (The Nobel Foundation 2018).
Research on aging also uses animal models, and those that will be described have already contributed to drawing a global vision of aging, exploring its plasticity and its molecular control.
About the speaker:
Simon Galas obtained his Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology (1995) with Prof. Marcel Dorée at the University of Montpellier, where he was promoted to Assistant Prof. in 1996. He then moved to the University College London as Honorary Research Fellow in Genetics (2000) with Prof. David Gems. He was promoted to full Professor at the University of Montpellier and IBMM CNRS UMR 5247 in 2005, where he develops new biological models to evaluate the impacts of molecular, gaseous, or physical treatments (nematode C. elegans and tardigrades). His research focuses on genetics, biology, biochemistry, physics, and the chemistry of the aging process.