Event HJ5

Carlos López-Otín in conversation with Josefina Zakzuk, moderated by José Vicente Guzmán Mendoza

The trilogy of life

Universidad de Cartagena - Paraninfo Rafael Núñez
Carlos López-Otín (Spain) is an award-winning Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Oviedo. He is an authority on the subject of cancer and aging thanks to his ground-breaking studies into human genetics, and he is also the discoverer of over 60 new genes, and has detected two accelerated aging syndromes as well as certain kinds of pro-longevity bacteria. His books La vida en cuatro letras (2019), El sueño del tiempo (2020) and Egoístas, inmortales y viajeras (2021) constitute his brilliant trilogy of life, covering some highly interesting themes from both a biological and a philosophical perspective. These themes include the relationship between genes, illness and happiness; as well as time, biology and technology; and the nature of a disease as complex as cancer. In conversation with Dr. Josefina Zakzuk, PDF in Biomedical Science and associate professor at the Institute of Immunology at the University of Cartagena, moderated by journalist José Vicente Guzmán Mendoza.
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