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



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


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


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


Coffee break


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 


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


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


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


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