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Campusvej 55, Odense M

25.05.2022

11:15 - 12:15

Benjamin Jäger

25 May

DIAS lecture More information to follow soon This lecture takes place at the DIAS seminarroom We hope to see you alle there

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Campusvej 55, Odense M

01.06.2022

11:15 - 12:15

Kaare Christensen: Why do we age so differently

1 Jun

DIAS lecture Abstract Over the last many generations, there has been remarkable progress in human lifespan and health. However, these trends overlook great variability in the aging process within generations. What drives these differences across and within generations? What are the roles of socioeconomic conditions, environmental factors, genetics, family environment, and chance? This talk will summarize insights obtained from a series of Danish studies of twins, the very old, and longevity-enriched families. About Kaare Christensen Professor Kaare Christensen, MD, PhD, DMSc, is the Head of Research at the unit for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography (EBB) at the Department of Public Health at SDU. Professor Kaare Christensen is a medical doctor (1987). He has a PhD degree (1994) from Odense University and a Doctor of Medical Sciences degree (1999) from University of Southern Denmark. He has, for more than a decade, been Director of both the Danish Twin Registry and The Danish Aging Research Center and has acted as co-PI for the US NIH-funded research program Long Life Family Study. This lecture will be held at O-DIAS Seminarrum and can be viewed on our Youtube channel the following week

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Campusvej 55, Odense M

08.06.2022

11:15 - 12:15

Huimin Zhao: Directed Evolution for Fun and Profit

8 Jun

GUEST LECTURE Abstract By mimicking the Darwinian evolution in the test tube, directed evolution has become a powerful and indispensable tool for the design and engineering of biological systems including proteins, pathways, and genomes for fundamental research and biotechnological applications. In this talk, I will give a historical account of the directed evolution field and discuss the challenges and opportunities in directed evolution. I will highlight our recent work on the development and application of novel directed evolution tools for pathway engineering and genome engineering. In addition, I will introduce a new directed evolution strategy that combines machine learning and automation for biosystems design. ABOUT HUIMIN ZHAO Dr. Huimin Zhao is the Steven L. Miller Chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and professor of chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, and bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He received his B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1998 under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Dr. Frances Arnold. Prior to joining UIUC in 2000, he was a project leader at the Industrial Biotechnology Laboratory of the Dow Chemical Company. He was promoted to full professor in 2008. Dr. Zhao has authored and co-authored over 330 research articles and over 25 issued and pending patent applications with several being licensed by industry. In addition, he has given over 400 plenary, keynote, or invited lectures. Twenty-five (25) of his former graduate students and postdocs are pursuing academic careers. Dr. Zhao received numerous research and teaching awards and honors such as Enzyme Engineering Award (2019), Marvin Johnson Award (2018), Charles Thom Award (2016), and Elmer Gaden Award (2014). His primary research interests are in the development and applications of synthetic biology tools to address society’s most daunting challenges in health, energy, and sustainability, and in the fundamental aspects of enzyme catalysis, cell metabolism, gene regulation, and cell differentiation. There will only be 160 seats in the auditorium, but you can participate via YouTube Livestream. Please always sign up and subscribe to our YouTube-channel.

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Campusvej 55, Odense M

15.06.2022

11:15 - 12:15

Ted Toadvine

15 Jun

Guest Lecture More information to follow soon... This lecture takes place at DIAS Auditorium and can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel.

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Campusvej 55, Odense M

22.06.2022

11:15 - 12:15

Pieter Vanhuysse: Do European Societies Tax Their Own Reproduction?

22 Jun

DIAS Lecture Abstract What are the intergenerational resource transfer burdens over the working life of parents compared to non-parents in Europe? We use National Transfer and National Time Transfer Accounts to comprehensively estimate these burdens for twelve European Union member states around 2010. Going beyond public transfers, we also value two statistically less visible transfer types in the family realm: of market goods (money) and of unpaid household labor (time). The transfer packages of parents and non-parents differ radically. Non-parents contribute almost exclusively to public transfers. But parents, and only parents, additionally provide still larger familial transfers: mothers mainly time, fathers mainly money. Estimating resource transfer stocks over the working life, we find that the average parental/non-parental contribution ratio flips from 0.73 (public transfers alone) to 2.66 (all three transfers together). The implicit tax rates de facto imposed thereby on rearing children are multiples of the value-added tax rates in place on consumption goods. Especially in view of low rates of fertility and rising rates of intentional childlessness on an aging continent, the magnitude of these asymmetric transfer burdens carries multiple implications for sociological and policy debates. For instance, it raises the question whether European societies stealthily tax their own reproduction too heavily About Pieter Vanhuysse PhD (LSE) Professor Pieter Vanhuysse is a Full Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Management and the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS) at SDU. He is also founding Board Member of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (CPOP-SAMF). He holds degrees from the University of Leuven (MA in economics; Certificate in philosophy) and the London School of Economics (MSc and PhD in government). Prior to joining SDU, he was Deputy Director and Director of Research at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, a United Nations-affiliated thinktank in Vienna. This lecture takes place at DIAS seminaroom

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Last Updated 19.04.2022