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Workshop on aging with Thomas Kirkwood

17 February
Centre de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Salle de réunion Nord, 146 Rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33706 France
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Workshop on the evolution of aging, with Thomas Kirkwood (Institute for Aging, Newcastle University). Bringing together philosophers and biologists, the workshop will examine the physiologically based evolutionary hypothesis of aging known as the ‘disposable soma’ theory proposed by Thomas Kirkwood in 1977. Setting Kirkwood’s theory into the broader context of the search for an evolutionary... Read more »

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17 h 30 min

Thomas Kirkwood (Newcastle University and University of Copenhagen) – Understanding Ageing: The Great Puzzle of Our Time

17 February | 17 h 30 min - 19 h 00 min
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle

Thomas Kirkwood is Professor Emeritus of the Newcastle University, where he has headed the Institute for Ageing and Health, and he is an Affiliate Professor at the Center for Healthy Ageing at the University of Copenhagen. He has proposed the concept of the Disposable Soma, which states that the body has to budget limited ressources.... Read more »

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