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‘Mucosal TLR5 activation controls healthspan and longevity’

Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases WEBINAR Series

Speaker: Professor Kyung A Cho, Ph.D, CEO, MediSpan. Co., Ltd. Vice Dean, Chonnam National University Medical School. Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Chonnam National University Medical School, Republic of Korea.

After graduating with a bachelor's and master's degree with a major in biology, Professor Kyung A Cho studied aging biology as a doctoral course at Seoul National University College of Medicine in the Republic of Korea. She explained the change in function according to the change in signal transduction of senescent cells using caveolin-1, a membrane protein, and later expanded to a diabetes model to study. Starting as an assistant professor at Chonnam National University School of Medicine, she began a new study on aging and infection. She proved that senescent cells' membrane structure is the main reason for increased susceptibility to external pathogen infection. To protect the elderly from infectious diseases, she studied immune aging and developed a vaccine adjuvant for pneumonia that is effective for the elderly, and found that mucosal immune stimulation through TLR5 can induce lifespan extension. She currently started a company in developing drugs that can be applied to the human body to extend healthy life and various disease treatments.

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Friday, 30 October 2020 - 3:00pm
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