Leibniz Research Alliance
Healthy Ageing

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Alternative animal models of ageing

To better understand the principles of ageing, the focus of this group is to elucidate genetic and biochemical factors which determine the ageing process across different species. This involves the use of non-model-species, e.g. ones with extremely short or long life expectancies. The knowledge of different solutions that have evolved in response to similar biochemical challenges - attenuating or enhancing life-expectancy - may be applicable to contribute to an extended health span in human societies in the future.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
Phone: ++49 (0)30 / 51 68 440