Lectures and seminars KI Lifestyle4Health network seminar #11: Mitochondrial dysfunction and ageing

26-10-2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Add to iCal
Online Online via Zoom, please find link below
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Speaker: Prof. Guillermo López Lluch

Prof. Guillermo López Lluch
Prof. Guillermo López Lluch

Seminar description

Ageing is a multifactorial process in which mitochondrial dysfunction plays an essential role. In aging and age-related diseases, dysfunction of mitochondrial dynamics and turnover results in the accumulation of damaged mitochondria that impair the capacity of cells, tissues and organs. Mitochondrial dysfunction also affects the capacity of the immune system to respond to pathogens and can be importantly involved in the incapacity of the immune system to respond to respiratory virus and other pathogens. This seminar will focus on maintenance of mitochondrial function during aging and age-related diseases as a therapeutical target in order to improve functional capacity in the elderly.

About the speaker

Guillermo López Lluch is Full Professor on the area of Cell Biology at the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain. His current research focus is on the study of the importance of metabolic and antioxidant regulation related to the aging process, placed at the Andalusian Center for Developmental Biology (Mixed Center of the Higher Council for Scientific Research, the Pablo de Olavide University and the Andalusian Government) within the BIO-177 group led by Prof. D. Plácido Navas.

Guillermo has been principal investigator in seven research projects financed by the Spanish Government and the Andalusian Government. He has written and published a number of scientific papers, among those: 99 papers in international journals, 10 national articles and 15 book chapters and more than a hundred communications to conferences and presentations.

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Meeting ID: 650 0772 7735
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KI Lifestyle4Health network

Contributing to KI’s mission and Agenda 2030, the KI Lifestyle4Health network is a forum and a platform that gathers all interested researchers and professionals working around lifestyle factors that contribute to the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases. We aim to promote collaboration and spread knowledge to the general public about ongoing work in this field. Read more about KI Lifestyle4Health network and join us!


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