Near East University has been successfully represented at a Congress on Geriatrics in Antalya
Date Added: 10 May 2018, 08:59
Last Updated Date:20 November 2020, 11:15

Head of Near East University Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Medicine Medical Genetics and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Prof. Dr. Nedime Serakıncı participated as a gust speaker to the 11th Academic Geriatrics Congress held in Antalya, Turkey.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the 11th Academic Geriatrics Congress was held in Antalya Turkey and Prof. Dr. Serakıncı was invited to the congress as a guest speaker due to her scientific work carried out on Telomere and Telomerase Biology.

It was pointed out that high level of interest was shown to the congress on Molecular Biology and Genetics; and that the congress was held in 5 different halls. Furthermore, it was expressed that Prof. Dr. Serakıncı gave a seminar on her study titled as “The relationship of Telomere-Telomerase and aging diseases such as osteoporosis and genomic instability and telomere treatment with anti-aging”.

Special emphasis was placed on the length of telomere and health problems…
During her presentation Prof. Dr. Serakıncı explained that telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect the chromosomes and that without telomere, DNA stands become damaged and our cells cannot do their job. Moreover, she explained that by looking at the length and structure of telomeres it was possible to identify possible health problems.

In addition to the above, it was stated that Prof. Dr. Serakıncı’s speech was highly appreciated and that during the questions-answers section of the seminar, Prof. Dr. Serakıncı stressed how being physically active and doing sport kept an individual’s stress level under control; and that there was a significant relationship between the telomere length and stress. She also pointed out that the relationship between the length of telomere and stress was identified in the literature.