Many factors influence the healthy lifespan of a person, such as your lifestyle, dietary patterns, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare.
Genetics play a role in longevity, too. Certain SNPs* have a direct influence on longevity (e.g., they promote long life), while others have indirect influence (e.g., they may increase the risk of certain diseases, which could shorten life).
Although the cause of ageing is a currently unknown accumulation of damage to our genome, the DNA may be a contributing factor.
Learn from Dr Morten Scheibye-Knudsen about the cellular and organismal consequences of DNA damage with the aim of developing interventions. DNA damage leads to changes in certain metabolites and replenishment of these molecules may alter the rate of ageing in model organisms.
Learn how the Center for Healthy Aging works to develop interventions that will allow everyone to live healthier, happier and more productive lives.
We promise it'll be an excellent deep dive with an exclusive opportunity for Q&A time with Dr Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, and we're looking forward to seeing old as well as new members of the Biohacker Copenhagen Social Circle!
This meetup is organised in collaboration with REBBLS: https://rebbls.dk/
* Explanation of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/genomicresearch/snp
About CEHA: https://healthyaging.ku.dk/aboutceha/
About the lab: http://scheibye-knudsen.com/