Ageing and the rise of the clones

07 July 2023 15:00 - 15:30 The Royal Society Free
Elisa Laurenti talk

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

Ageing is an inevitable part of the life of any organism. For us humans, it has many personal and societal implications. Ageing is an extremely complex biological process that we are only beginning to understand. Most of us aspire to age healthily, and with this new knowledge comes the hope that we could delay ageing, prevent it or even rejuvenate our bodies.

Dr Elisa Laurenti (Wellcome Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow, University of Cambridge) will talk about ageing from the perspective of our most regenerative tissue, the blood. She will use this example to explain how during ageing, stem cells with specific mutations form “clones” that inexorably take over our tissues. She will discuss how this phenomenon impacts the way our tissues are maintained, how it may explain why we all age differently, and how we could use this novel information to help us all age better.

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Friday 7 July 2023, 3pm — 3.20pm.

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
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  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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