Dea SLADE

Nationality Croat
Year of selection2009
InstitutionINSERM - Genetics and Development Institute
CountryFrance
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

120 000 €

Duration

2 years

A Shield Against Aging

Some organisms are extremely good at fighting oxidative stress, which is the main cause of aging. One is Deinococcus radiodurans, a tough bacterium that shows an impressive resistance when exposed to stressful events such as radiation and extreme dryness. By testing its antioxidant properties, Dr. Dea Slade is trying to understand its secret defense strategy. Her results may be of considerable help in uncovering the fundamental processes of cellular aging, with a potential impact on medicine and public health."

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