Professor for Genome Stability in Aging and Disease at the University of Cologne
The doubling of life expectancy over the past 150 years can arguably be considered one of the greatest accomplishments of modern civilization. Old age, however, comes at the cost of debilitating aging-associated diseases including cancer, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes. As aging comprises the main risk factor for those diseases, preventive therapies must target the aging process itself as the root cause. Aging is one of the most complex biological processes as it impacts nearly any aspect of our physiology. As a biologist interested in unrevealing the mechanisms of aging, I am focusing on genome damage as causal factor for the aging process. I am directing the Institute for Genome Stability in Aging and Disease at the CECAD Research Center of the University of Cologne. Together with my team of scientist we have gained new insight into how the aging organism responds to the increasing damage to the genome of its cells. We are aiming to comprehensively exploring the mechanisms of aging and to thus derive the future therapies that will allow the prevention of aging-associated diseases.
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University of Cologne
- University in Cologne, Germany.
Bjoern Schumacher is also referenced in the following:
31-Aug-2021 to 03-Sep-2021
Online event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen chaired by Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, Daniela Bakula and Alex Zhavoronkov, and with many speakers.
28-Aug-2023 to 01-Sep-2023
Event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen
Live Longer World podcast #14 with Dr. Bjorn Schumacher as a speaker
26-Mar-2023 to 27-Mar-2023
Conference Enhancing Research, Development and Education for Healthy Longevity organized by Vetek Association