Project

The role of ROS signaling and redox state in the aging process of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Duration
01 October 2009 → 31 December 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • General biology
    • Genetics
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Molecular and cell biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
aging oxidative stress caenorhabditis elegans
 
Project description

The last decade many studies have shown that aging is correlated with but not caused by oxidative stress. Many of these studies have been performed in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. In dit research project we want to assess the role of redox signaling on the aging process of this nematode. This will be performed using genetically encoded sensors.