Monday Muscle Seminar M&Ms: Johan Auwerx

Ceramide de novo synthesis links muscle disorders with mitochondrial and protein homeostasis”

Johan Auwerx, M.D., Ph.D.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland


Johan Auwerx is using systems biology and genetics approaches to understand the communication between the mitochondria and the nucleus. His work is relevant for the areas of transcription, mitochondria, metabolism, and aging. His research spurred the development of new drugs, such as PPAR agonists, Urolithins, PARP and ACMSD inhibitors and other NAD+ boosters for the treatment of age-related metabolic, cardio-vascular and neuro-muscular diseases. Johan Auwerx was elected as a member of EMBO in 2003 and has received many international scientific prizes. He is the founder of several biotech companies.

Start date: 20 November 2023

End date: 20 November 2023

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Visioconference

Monday Muscle Seminar - M&M's

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