Guest lecture by Professor Caleb E (“Tuck”) Finch in Tampere 15th Dec, ARVO building, F115
It is a great pleasure to inform you that Professor Caleb E. (“Tuck”) Finch will visit Finland in December as guest of the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoEAgeCare) and the Gerontology Research Center (GEREC).
Prof. Finch will give a talk on “Smoggy brains and ApoE4 accelerate risks of dementia in Los Angeles but not in the Amazon” In Tampere University, Arvo building, room F115, 15 December at noon, 12 o´clock. In recent year, a major theme in Finch´s research is the role of environmental change, particularly air pollution, in aging, health and Alzheimer´s disease. This is the focus of his latest book “The Role of Global Air Pollution in Aging and Disease. Reading Smoke Signals” (2018).
You are all welcome, no registration needed.
About Professor Finch:
Caleb E. (“Tuck”) Finch is Professor and Chair in the Neurobiology of Aging at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is one of the , perhaps “The” , most highly recognized and influential scientist in the world in the field of the biology of aging. But his research has a very broad scope. Major themes in his work are the evolution and background factors of human life expectancy as well as underlying factors of Alzheimer`s disease. He is interested in the role of social factors and social class in health and aging, and he is a pioneer in introducing social factors into biological research, and biological factors in social and demographic research (e.g. in Cells and Surveys. Eds. CE Finch, JW Vaupel and K Kinsella, 2001).
In addition to hundreds of articles in the leading scientific journals, he has authored several books, among which ”Longevity, Senescence and the Genome” (1990, ca one thousand pages) is a real magnum opus of aging research, and “The Biology of Human Longevity” ( 2007, ca 600 pages) are two continues this line.
Finch is a central figure in two exceptional studies on cultural and environmental factors of age-related diseases. An international research group has for several years examined signs of cardio-vascular diseases in thousands-year- old mummies across four continents. In another study, scientists focus on health and aging of the Tsimane people who live isolated in Amazonian rain forests in Bolivia.
In recent year, a major theme in Finch´s research is the role of environmental change, particularly air pollution, in aging, health and Alzheimer´s disease. This is the focus of his latest book “The Role of Global Air Pollution in Aging and Disease. Reading the Smoke Signals” (2018).
Here is more about Tuck Finch
Contact: Professor Marja Jylhä marja.jylhä@tuni.fi, phone 040 5889100