Certificate of Achievement

Matthew McGuire

has completed the following course:

Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing

University of Groningen and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

The average life expectancy has almost doubled in the last century. Never before in human history have so many elderly populated our planet. Studying the biology of ageing is a matter of growing importance. Why do we age? What drives the process of ageing on a cellular level? This course provided the learner with an overview of the research on the biology of ageing. The current theories and possible mechanisms of ageing were introduced and discussed.

6 weeks, 4 hours per week

Dr. Marianna Bevova

Lead Educator

University Medical Center Groningen.

overall score


Learning outcomes

  • Explain the main theories and mechanisms of ageing
  • Describe the processes that are happening in the ageing cells
  • Discuss the use of different model organisms to study human ageing


  • Cellular ageing
  • Chromosomes and ageing
  • Genomic instability and epigenetics
  • Stem cells in ageing and rejuvenation
  • Molecular aspects of health and disease during ageing
  • Genetics and evolution of ageing

Issued on 1st November 2021

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Free online course:

Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing

University of Groningen