CRI Aging Club Special session on Monday, January 24th at 18h at the CRI with Dr. André Klarsfeld, author of the book "The biology of death - Origins of mortality".
Dr. Klarsfeld will talk about "What good is it to grow old?"
Most living organisms undergo senescence, which leads to "natural" death. I will briefly review how biologists, since the 18th century, have tried to explain this apparently universal feature of life. This will lead to the origins and development of current evolutionary theories of aging, including recent results with prokaryotes.
About his book :
About the Author (Cornell Press)
André Klarsfeld is a neurobiologist and researcher at the Institut Alfred Fessard at the CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette. A former member of the Institut Pasteur, Frédéric Revah is also a neurobiologist and Chief Scientific Officer at Cerep, a French biotechnology firm. Lydia Brady, a long-time member of the Northern California Translators Association, is an experienced scientific and technical translator and holds a Masters Degree in Translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.