Experimental Evolution of aging

    Project description

    This project aims at understanding the evolutionary trends that leads to longevity in C. elegans. We experimentally induce evolution of C. elegans to increase its resistance to heat, UV or starvation and monitor the effect on lifespan of such increase. Biomarkers used in other projects will also be monitored in evolved strains in order to understand the relation between stress resistance and longevity.

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