Science Lecture by Prof. Michael Ristow, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Welcome & Introduction by Prof. Sander Kersten, Wageningen University.
Contrary to the widely re-iterated Free Radical Theory of Aging, Prof. Ristow was the first to show that the health-promoting effects associated with low caloric intake, physical exercise and other lifespan-extending interventions like sirtuin signaling are caused by increased formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) within the mitochondria, causing a vaccination-like adaptive response that culminates in increased stress resistance and extended longevity, a process called mitohormesis. He works with the roundworm C. elegans and mammalian model organisms, as well as humans.
Dr. Judith Zwartz Foundation
The Science Lecture is made possible by a generous contribution of the Dr. Judith Zwartz Foundation. The Dr. Judith Zwartz Foundation supports the Division of Human Nutrition in the organisation of an annual Public Lecture and an annual Science Lecture. The topic of this year’s Science Lecture is connected to one of the Division’s common research themes: Metabolic Health.
Participation in this event is free of charge.
Get together from 15.30 hrs, drinks afterwards.