About
Prof Gordan Lauc, PhD

Dr Gordan Lauc is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry and founder and CEO of Genos Ltd. He graduated molecular biology at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Science in 1992, and obtained PhD in Biochemistry and the University of Zagreb in 1995. He got his postdoctoral training at the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics in Münster and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Since 1993 he is employed at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry in Zagreb. Between 1998 and 2010 he was also part-time employed at the University of Osijek School of Medicine where he founded DNA laboratory for the identification of war victims and also served as Vice-Dean for Science between 2001 and 2005. Dr Lauc is author of over 100 research papers published in international journals and six international patents. He was invited to lecture at numerous international conferences, elected for visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University and in 2011 also inducted in the prestigious Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. If 2012 he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Adjunct Professor at the Edith Cowan University in Perth.

He chaired a number of conferences, including the “European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Glycoscience” which resulted in the creation of the “European Glycoscience Forum”. Professor Lauc was a chairman of the committee that prepared Croatian National Action plan for the increased investment in research in development (2007), and was a member of the National Science Council between 2009 and 2013 and also and President of the National Council for Natural Sciences. He is a President-elect of the International Glycoscience Organization and member of the Steering Committee of the European Glycoscience Forum.

Glycoscience

Women Age Twice as Fast During Perimenopause

Women's biological age increases significantly during their transition from perimenopause to menopause.

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The Role of Antibody Glycans in the Development of Severe COVID-19

Glycans attached to antibodies are an important regulator of our immune system. Read about their role in development of severe COVID 19 disease.

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Changes of Glycans With Age in Different Parts of the World

Read how glycans change with age and lifestyle factors across the World.

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The Role of Glycans and Water in the Seasonality of COVID-19

Can ranges in temperature and humidity decrease or increase COVID-19 severity and mortality? Read the article to find out more.

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Effects of Estrogens on the GlycanAge Index of Biological Age

Could hormone replacement therapy have an impact on your biological age? Read more about a recent study, addressing this question by analysing GlycanAge in 36 healthy premenopausal women.

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GlycanAge - the Best Biomarker of Biological Age

Over 10 years of research on over 100,000 people condensed in 13 min presentation of Prof Gordan Lauc at the Longevity Leaders Virtual 2020. Check this video for introduction about glycans and their role in ageing and disease.

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How Does GlycanAge Compare to Methylation as a Biomarker for Biological Age?

To learn more about the science behind the GlycanAge® biomarker of biological age and how does it compare to DNA methylation, check this 4 min video by Prof Gordan Lauc, founder of the Genos Glycoscience Research Institute and Director of the Human Glycome Project

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Glycans as Biomarkers of Ageing and Age-Related Diseases

A lecture by Professor Gordan Lauc, giving an overview of over a decade of research on more than 100 000 individuals which showed that IgG glycans are excellent biomarkers of ageing and age-related diseases.

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Glycans as Biomarkers and Functional Effectors in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases

Lecture by Prof Gordan Lauc at the 2nd Human Glycome Project meeting in Split, Croatia on June 20, 2019

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The Human Glycome Project

Prof Gordan Lauc presenting the Human Glycome Project at the 2nd Human Glycome Project meeting in Split, Croatia on June 20, 2019

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Fighting Viruses With Glycans

The importance of glycans as one of the main arsenal against viruses.

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IgG Glycans & High Blood Pressure

By tracking regularly and improving our GlycanAge, we can now reduce the chance of developing hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

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