Biology of Aging:
Aging in Fast Motion
The group of Alessandro Cellerino is associated to the FLI as a cooperation group between the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (in Pisa/Italy) and the FLI – located at Pisa.
The main interest of Alessandro Cellerino’s group is to use the annual fish Nothobranchius furzeri to study the biology of aging. Research activity was performed in the framework of the "Jena Center for Systems Biology of Aging - JenAge". Within this framework, three main questions were addressed:
- Which function do so-called microRNAs have for aging?
- Which genes regulate the aging of neuronal stem cells?
- Which impact does mild stress have on aging and lifespan?