The Laboratory of Genetics of Aging and Longevity appeared in the MIPT Life Sciences Center in March 2013 in connection with the signing of the Cooperation Agreement with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (California, USA). The studying of the causes and mechanisms of aging on different levels of the living organisms organization and the development of biomedical issues for the regulation of this process are fundamental scientific problems. The understanding of the nature of the aging process will allow people to control over longevity, to develop the preventive measures against premature aging and development of aging-associated diseases.
The laboratory activity is aimed at the search of genetic, epigenetic and physiological mechanisms of aging and longevity as well as at the search of substances and gene-therapy interventions able to slow down the aging process, to increase longevity and stress resistance of organisms by the influence on pathologic gene networks.
Nowadays, the laboratory is the only laboratory in Russia, which fully focuses on biogerontology. The laboratory researches are based on classical methods of molecular and cellular biology, new generation sequencing, the methods of work with laboratory animals, bioinformatics and mathematic modelling.