Cancer is a disease of elderly people and aging related pathomechanisms play an important role in cancer development and progression.
Research activities and expertise of groups at the JUH, FLI and FSU in Jena are focused on
- DNA damage, impaired genome maintenance and repair
- Polyploidy and chromosomal instabilty
- Nutrition, Glucose metabolism and Insulin/IGF signaling
- Cellular senescence
Adapted from Vicencio et al. Gerontology 2008 Senescence, Apoptosis or Autophagy? - When a Dmaged Cell Must Decide Its Path