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A worm to understand the diseases of ageing

Some diseases of the human brain – known as neurodegenerative disorders – show an increase in the production of misfolded proteins and the formation of protein aggregates. These late-onset diseases …

Stem cells – fountain of youth

In his previous two lecture series, Peter Lansdorp introduced you to some aspects of haematopoiesis and stem cell ageing with an emphasis on telomeres and telomerases. From the other lecturers …

Baker’s yeast as a model organism

Most of you are probably familiar with baker’s yeast from its applications in home-cooking, industrial food processing, brewing, and fermentation. But did you know that this micro-organism is also an …

Cellular ageing

The research topic of Liesbeth Veenhoff (Group Leader of the Laboratory of Cellular Biochemistry at ERIBA) is the nuclear envelope and cellular ageing. This animation illustrates how the inner world …
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