Ageing Research Projects

Leonid A.Gavrilov ageing at
Sun Feb 4 13:02:48 EST 1996

   On February 3 Marcus Taeuber wrote:
>I'm interested in basic research on ageing at the molecular or cellular
>level.Thus, I would appreciate any information about research projects
>in this branch going on in the world.
>Thanks in advance.
>Marcus Taeuber
>Vienna Biocenter

   In Russia we have Research project on determinants of human longevity
in the Center for Longevity Research at Moscow State University. Perhaps
you have already heard about our finding that human longevity genes
are located in X chromosome. These results were presented at III European
Congress of Gerontology, Amsterdam and were discussed at scientific meetings
in the UK (Professor Shall), France (Dr.Schaechter), Belgium (Professor
Lints) and many other places. We can give a seminar in your Biocenter
on this topic too if you are interested.

   Our most recent interest is centenarian studies including genealogy
of centenarians and collecting blood and DNA samples for identification
of determinants of human longevity. We are most interested in scientific
collaboration in this area.

   Dr.Leonid A.Gavrilov, Ph.D.
   Director, Center for Longevity Research
   A.N.Belozersky Institute
   Moscow State University

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