Natural Chemicals Delay Aging

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
St Jax Montréal
1439 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montréal, QC H3G 1S6
Free for members of the SJLS, $12 for non-members
Sam Browman

There is a body of evidence that supports the notion that biological processes underlying the aging of baker’s yeast are very similar to those that occur within human cells. Since yeast cells age very quickly, the effects of different age-delaying interventions can be seen within a few weeks.

Professor Titorenko will discuss how studies of aging in yeast have led to discoveries of natural chemical compounds that delay yeast aging and may lead to compounds that delay aging in humans.

Dr. Vladimir Titorenko is Professor and Concordia University Research Chair (Genomics, Cell Biology and Aging) in the Department of Biology. His work is aimed at understanding mechanisms that underlie biological aging and death in baker’s yeast and human cells.

He has discovered many natural chemical compounds and plant extracts that delay cellular aging. Some of these plant extracts delay aging in baker’s yeast to a significantly greater extent than any of the presently known age-delaying chemical compounds. One of these extracts is the most potent age delaying pharmacological intervention yet described.

Professor Titorenko received his PhD degree in Moscow and he is the author and co-author of many scholarly papers.