Keio Cologne Lecture Series: Getting Old and Even Older

31.10.2018, 10:00 - 30.01.2019, 11:30

Both Keio University/Tokyo, and University of Cologne have established “Longevity/Aging” as a transversal topic of interdisciplinary research, to which scholars and scientists from several disciplines contribute cutting-edge research. Both Universities dispose of strong research centers in Life Sciences and in Social Sciences dedicated to Longevity- and Aging-associated issues.

This joint lecture series will present some of their results in a comparative Japanese‑German perspective. Each lecture will be held jointly by a German and a Japanese expert, giving insights into ongoing or recently completed research projects. Students in both countries are invited to interact and actively participate in the discussion by posting comments and questions during the lecture.

Getting Old and Even Older - Pathways to Longevity and Implications for Society

Start: 31 Oct. 2018 | on Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30 local time in Cologne = 18:00 - 19:30 local time in Tokyo/Osaka

- Location at University of Cologne: Room S67, Philosophikum -

More information here.

Schedule Overview

Subject to changes

Lectures and discussions in English

October 31, 2018 – Opening - Skin Barrier and Its Homeostatic Mechanisms
November 7, 2018 - Aging Successfully and Productively
November 14, 2018 – Advances in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders
November 21, 2018 – How to Care for the Elderly?
November 28, 2018 – Disease Prediction of Neurodegenerative Disorders
December 5, 2018 – The Cost of Health
December 12, 2018 – Cardio-Metabolic Memory and DNA Repair/Epigenetic Regulation
December 19, 2018 – Technology to Support the Aging Society
January 9, 2019 – Living Successfully in an Era of Aging
January 16, 2019 – Staying Healthy over the Course of Life
January 23, 2019 – Living Long and Well: Quality of Life and Well-Being of the Very Old
January 30, 2019 – Declined Cognitive Function of Senior Citizens

While being the first intercontinental joint lecture series with one of University of Colognes “Global Network Partners”, this seminar is also a pilot project introducing digital tools into international teaching cooperation.

Lecture coordinator: Dr. Johannes Müller

The sessions of this lecture series are held in English by two lecturers each time – one from Tokyo and one from Cologne – brought together via live broadcasting, followed by a Q&A.

Contact: cologne-keio(at)uni-koeln.de