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Kick-Off Meeting - 24th of April 2018

Kick-Off Meeting

24th of April 2018

Annual Meeting 2019 - 4th -5th of April 2019

Annual Meeting 2019

4th -5th of April 2019

AMPro in brief

All centers of the Helmholtz Health Research Section are working together with the aim of exploring innovative prevention and treatment approaches to age-related diseases. More...

 

AMPro - Aging and Metabolic Programming

Most chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative diseases as well as chronic infections increase in incidence with age. This indicates common age-related mechanisms acting jointly. Due to increasing life expectancy throughout the world, those age-related diseases are emerging as a growing challenge for patients, doctors, the healthcare system and society as a whole.

 

Among other things, the AMPro consortium is seeking out new preventive and therapeutic approaches that have a positive effect on metabolic processes. This should enable the innovative and consistent treatment of age-related diseases. The following key aspects of metabolic processes associated with aging will be investigated.

 

Metabolic pre- and reprogramming 
Prenatal and postnatal mechanisms of metabolic programming at the genetic and epigenetic levels

Inter-organ signaling
Mechanisms of organ and tissue communication

Stem cell function and tissue maintenance 
Tissue and cellular repair mechanisms

 

The long-term goal is to improve health in an aging society. AMPro creates ideal conditions for successfully tackling one of the most pressing issues in today's society and meeting the challenges of age-related diseases.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting 2020

January 15th to 16th 2020

Munich

Further information will be provided in time.

 

Summer School 2020 for PhD students and Postdocs

September 16th to 18th 2020

Heidelberg

Further information will be provided in time.

 

Concluding Meeting 2021

May or June 2021

Further information will be provided in time.

Publications

The latest AMPro publications

Fangfang Chen et al.
Crystal structure of cis-aconitate decarboxylase reveals the impact of naturally occurring human mutations on itaconitate synthesis.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. September 2019.

Katarina Klepac et al.
The role of brown and beige adipose tissue in glycaemic control
Molecular Aspects of Medicine. August 2019.

Lisa Schlicker et al.
Postprandial Metabolic Effects of Fiber Mixes Revealed by in vivo Stable Isotope Labeling in Humans
Metabolites. May 2019.

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Topic related publications

Please find here links to the PubMed search for related topics.

Contact - Project Management

Dr. Claudia Prothmann

Institute for Diabetes and Cancer IDC
Helmholtz Center Munich (HMGU)
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg
Germany
Phone: +49 89 3187-49394
mail

 

Dr. Sabine Rehberger-Schneider

Division of Signal Transduction in Cancer and Metabolism
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) - B140
Im Neuenheimer Feld 580
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
Phone: +49 6221 42-1628
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