A311
Course Coordinator: 
Mitsuhiro Yanagida
Cellular Aging and Human Longevity
Description: 

Cells undergo aging and have limited lifespans. This lecture course covers the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that control cellular aging and that affect the lengths of organismal lifespans. Various strategies for investigating human longevity are also discussed.

Aim: 
This course provides a current overview of cellular aging and human longevity.
Course Content: 

1

Gerontology

What is gerontology?

2

Measuring

How to measure aging

3

Longevity

Longevity in different organisms

4

Method 1

On human aging 1

5

Method 2

On human aging 2

6

Cellular aging

Mechanism of aging

7

Genetics

Genetics of aging

8

Plant

Plant aging

9

Human

Human aging

10

Physiology

Body, Skin, Sense, etc.

11

Diseases

Age related diseases

12

Diabetes, Frailty

Brain, Cardiovascular, Endocrine

13

Modulating aging

Modulating aging & Longevity

Course Type: 
Elective
Credits: 
2
Assessment: 
Requirements; Reports, Oral Discussion, Participation of Experimental demonstration using apparatus (LC-MS)
Text Book: 
Biology of aging Roger McDonald 2014
https://www.amazon.co.jp/Biology-Aging-Roger-B-McDonald/dp/0815342136
Prior Knowledge: 

Requires at least advanced undergraduate level Cell Biology and Genetics or similar background knowledge