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The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Kalisz invites to a lecture by Professor Michał Masternak entitled: MicroRNAs as Modulators of Healthy Aging and Longevity: Lessons from Long-lived Mice.

March 8, 2024 at 2.00 p.m. Collegium Medicum auditorium, Kaszubska 13.

Professor Masternak has been active in scientific research in topics related to the application of genetic research on ageing processes for more than 20 years, and for more than eight years has conducted extended genetic research on head and neck cancer. 

The scientist went on a research internship as a post-doc to the USA in 2002, where he received training from Prof. Andrzej Bartke in the field of genetic ageing research. 

Since 2011, he has been conducting independent research as an Associate Professor at the second largest university in the United States, the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, and is also employed as a Professor at the Medical University of Poznan. 

During his career, he has published 120 original research papers, 16 review papers and 5 chapters for books. He currently serves as an editor for 7 scientific journals (all from the Philadelphia list): Gerosciences journal, Journals of Gerontology, Frontiers in Endocrinology, Experimental Gerontology, Aging Pathobiology and Therapeutics, Stem Cells Reviews and Reports and Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy. 

He is also a reviewer on a number of sections reviewing grant projects at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US and serves a 5-year term on one of the panels awarding grants in the field of ageing. 

For more than 10 years, he has run a laboratory that has continuous funding from the NIH, Florida Department of Health, National Science Foundation, and other smaller organizations that support basic and clinical research.