Ageing and Cancer – Major Medical Challenges

Date Monday, May 16, 2011, 13:00 - 17:15
Location Dam Auditoriet, Panum Instituttet, Blegdamsvej 3, 2200 København N
Organizers Lene Juel Rasmussen, Tinna Stevnsner, Tuula Kallunki

Program

13.00-13.10

Lene Juel Rasmussen – ”Interdisciplinary Aging Ressearch”
Professor and Managing Director, Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Session I: Genetics and genome dynamics in ageing and cancer

13.10-13.50

Jan Vijg  (Keynote) – ”Genome dynamics in aging and cancer”
Professor and Chair, Albert Einstein College of Medicin, NY, USA

13.50-14.20

Yousin Suh – ”Functional Approaches to the Genetics of Human Aging”
Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicin, NY, USA

14.20-14.40

Coffee break

14.40-14.50

Tinna Stevnsner – ”The Danish Aging Research Center and Danish Center for Molecular Gerontology - a presentation”
Associate Professor, Dep.  Molecular Biology, Aarhus University.

Session II: DNA repair and ageing associated deficiencies

14.50-15.20 Tone Tønjum - "On the impact of DNA repair on aging and dementia in humans"
University of Oslo, Norway 

15.20-15.50

Jan Hoeijmakers – ”Modulation of premature aging by modulation of DNA damage repair”
Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

15.50-16.10 Coffee Break

Session III: Tumorigenesis, cell cycle regulation and DNA maintenance enzymes

16.10-16.40

Hans Krokan – ”Functions of different uracil-DNA glycosylases and importance of tight cell cycle regulation”
Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

16.40-17.10

Ian Hickson – ”RecQ helicases: suppressors of premature aging and tumorigenesis”
Professor, Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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