Aging, reproduction and metabolism
|Presentation of research topics developped by the team of Hugo Aguilaniu (in English).|
Our team studies the molecular links between longevity (or aging) and other traits such as reproduction and/or metabolism, using C. elegans as our main model. The molecular nature of these links is still largely unclear and evolutionary theories have also failed to provide a satisfactory description of these fundamental connections.
Our goal is therefore to provide a detailed description of the molecular networks that mediate these links.
We feel that our approach will shed light on important questions about the biology of aging such as:
- What is the cost of extended longevity?
- To what extent does lifespan contribute to fitness?
We hope that our data will ultimately help to rationally design new strategies to treat age-related diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration, metabolic syndromes and sarcopenia.
For more informations you can also visit this link: https://sites.google.com/site/aguilaniulab/
Our lab is supported by: