Cycle of Lectures: “Age…” in the Fundación Juan March

10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26 April 2012 at the Fundación Juan March

* Listening to lectures and see presentations: HERE

Several scientists, a paleontologist, a sociologist and a professor of moral and political philosophy analyzed the aging with a cross-cutting approach that includes perspectives-evolutionary and biomedical –with special attention to diseases such as cancer and Parkinson’s, to other philosophical and sociological.
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Fundación Juan March

Castelló, 77. Madrid

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Living room of acts.

19,30 hours.

Free entrance until capacity is full.
Audio is available at the end of the cycle.
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Programme of the conferences

Tuesday, April 10

María A. Blasco

Key to cancer and aging

Thursday, April 12,

José López-Barneo

Neurodegeneration, aging and Parkinson’s disease: what association avoidable?

Tuesday, April 17,

Jordi Agustí

Sense of evolution of longevity

Thursday, April 19

Carlos López-Otín

Dreams of immortality: cancer and aging

Tuesday, April 24

Julio Pérez Díaz

Aging and maturity demographic in Spain

Thursday, April 26,

Victoria Camps

Philosophy of aging

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María A. Blasco

Born in Alicante, he obtained his phd in the Molecular Biology Centre “Severo Ochoa” under the supervision of Margarita Salas. Developed postdoctoral work at the Cold Spring Harbor laboratory (New York), led by the Nobel prize in Medicine, Carol W. Greider and since then his research has focused on telomerase and telomeres. In 1997 he returned to Spain and started her own research group at the National Center of Biotechnology in Madrid. He subsequently moved to the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), which he currently directs. María Blasco has received prestigious prizes and awards, among which we highlight: in 2004, the gold medal awarded by EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization), in 2007 the Premio Rey Jaime I in Basic Research and in 2010 the National Research Award Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
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José López-Barneo

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville, is a professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the university, and since 1999 head of research service, University Hospital Virgen del Rocío. Member of the governing Board of the CSIC, and the Advisory Council of the Autonomous University of Madrid, is also a member of the Editorial Board and an advisor to several scientific journals.
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Jordi Agustí

Is Research Professor (ICREA) at the Institute of Human Palaeoecology of the (Universitat Rovira i Virgili-DURSI) and a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona. Has been awarded with the Medal “Narcís Monturiol” to the scientific merit of the Generalitat de Catalunya. As a paleontologist, his research activity has focused on the paleobiology of the micromammals fossils, having published over two hundred articles, mostly in journals of international scope. She has directed several research projects at european level on the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems during the Neogene and the Quaternary, and is also co-director of the project “human occupation in the Pleistocene of the basin of Guadix-Baza”. He has directed campaigns paleontological discoveries in Libya and Georgia. In this last country is part of the international team of the archaeological site of Dmanisi, where they have discovered hominid more ancient Eurasia, dated at 1.7 million years. Among his works include, among others, The evolution and its metaphors (1994, Tusquets eds.), The secret of Darwin (2002, Rubes Ed. Award of Scientific Literature of the Fundació Catalana per la Recerca), Mammoths, sabertooths, and Hominds (2002, Columbia University Press, Choices Annual Outstanding Academic Tittle), Fossils, genes and theories (2003, Tusquets eds.) and The Turkana to the Caucasus (2005, RBA-National Geographic). In addition, he has coordinated various collective works such as The logic of extinctions (1996, Tusquets eds.),The progress (1998, Tusquets Eds), and Evolution of Neogene Terrestrial Ecosystems in Europe (1999, Cambridge Univ. Press).

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Carlos López-Otín

Born in Sabiñánigo (Huesca) in 1958. He obtained a doctorate at the University Complutense of Madrid in 1984. Subsequently carried out a postdoctoral stay in the laboratory of Eladio Viñuela in the Center of Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa”. Since 1987 he is professor of Molecular Biochemistry in the University of Oviedo, where he develops his research work and teaching in the Faculties of Medicine, Chemistry, and Biology.He is a member of the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Asturias and of the American Association of Cancer Research, among others, and author of over 200 scientific publications in international journals.

Among others, it is in the possession of the prizes King Jaime I Research, “Carmen and Severo Ochoa” Molecular Biology, National Oncology, DuPont, in Life Sciences or European Biochemical FEBS. He has also developed his professional work in the Centre Ramón y Cajal and Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa”, in Madrid, and at the Universities of Lund (Sweden), New York, and Harvard. Highlight their research work in diseases such as cancer, arthritis or hereditary diseases.

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Julio Pérez Díaz

Phd in sociology, scientific headline of the Upper Council of Scientific Research (Institute of Economy, Geography and Demography, Center for Humanities and Social Sciences) since the year 2007 and during the previous 16 years a researcher at the Demographic Studies Center and a professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Their topics of study are the population policy, the demographic ageing and the sociology of old age. He edits a web site on your own on Demographics, as a tool to support teaching and outreach:http://apuntesdedemografia.wordpress.com/, where it broadcasts its activities and research, and can be consulted online publications. See the book “The Maturity of the Masses”, nobel Foundation la Caixa 20023, or the chapter “Transformations of the World’s Population: the Demographic Revolution” (in The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). In 2005 he directed, at the request of the INE, the General Report of the Survey on Disabilities, Impairments and Health Status 1999. He is currently IP of the project “The Theory of the Reproductive Revolution”, the National Plan of I+D+I, and responsible of the research line “sociodemographic Changes in a global world” consisted of 38 researchers of the Centre of Human and Social Sciences of the CSIC.

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Victoria Camps

She is a professor of moral and political Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Senator independent by the PSC-PSOE from 1993 to 1996, in that period, he presided the Commission of television content. She is the president of the Víctor Grifols i Lucas Foundation, dedicated to the research and promotion of bioethics, a member of the audio-visual Council of Catalonia since 2002 and chair of the Consultative Committee of Bioethics of the Generalitat of Catalonia. His last published books are: Virtues in public, the Paradoxes of individualism, The malaise of public life, The century of women, A life of quality and The will to live. She is the coordinator of History of ethics (in three volumes).

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