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Ingrid Meulenbelt is in Tokyo

Ingrid Meulenbelt is attending the seminar "Ageing societies in Europe and Japan: Policy Responses and Research and Innovation Solutions for Active and Healthy Ageing", which is organized in Tokyo.

October 09 2012 Author: Molecular Epidemiology

Talk of Eline Slagboom at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

Coming Sept 26, Eline will present at the seminar at the Max Planck Institute for Biology Ageing in Cologne, Germany

September 19 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiolgoy

Eline Slagboom will give a talk at the NVHG meeting.

September 20 Eline will give a talk at the NVHG two-day Autumn Symposium.

September 19 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Molepi was on Dutch broadcasting with our Leiden Longevity Study Research last Tuesday August 7, 2012

Molepi was on Dutch television with our Leiden Longevity Study research last August 7, 2012.

August 19 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Contribution of Professor Eline Slagboom in Nature Reviews Genetics on Ageing

Together with 5 other authors, Eline Slagboom contributed to an article on genetic studies with regard to ageing, which is published in Nature Reviews Genetics.

July 10 2012 Author: Molecular Epidemiology - Molepi

Manuscript of Elmar Tobi published in PlosOne

The classic ‘Nature’ versus ‘Nurture’ debate is as hot a debate as they come in Science. These past few years a molecular link to the genome has been found to mediate the effect of Nurture on a molecular level; the epigenetic regulation of genes. Indeed we were the first to show in humans that prenatal exposure to the Dutch Famine can leave a persistent mark on DNA methylation, one of these marks, influencing the all important developmental gene IGF2.

We used this early lead to study the influence of the Famine (‘Nurture’) and genetic variation (‘Nature’) in tandem to discover that these two factors can independently influence DNA methylation at the same gene. Moreover, the influences were additive, indicating that ‘Nature’ and ‘Nurture’ can happily come together and sculpt your epigenetic make-up. Maybe the classical debate is more like the battle of the sexes; heated discussions, but even more fraternizing with the enemy.

 

June 04 2012 Author: Eka Suchiman

Interview Steffan Bos in Cicero's May edition

Steffan Bos has been interviewed by LUMC's magazine "Cicero" in it's last May issue.

June 01 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Manuscript of Rudolf Talens in Aging Cell

We are happy to announce that a new manuscript of Rudolf Talens has been accepted by Aging Cell.

May 29 2012 Author: Eka Suchiman

Manuscript of Steffan D Bos is published by Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Last month a new manuscript of Steffan D Bos PhD, has been published online by Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. 

May 29 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Eline Slagboom will give a talk at the 2nd International Conference on the “Genetics of Aging and Longevity”

Coming Monday April 23rd Eline will give a talk at the 2nd International Conference on the “Genetics of Aging and Longevity” in Moscow, Russia.

Her talk is entitled: "Genetic, epigenetic and genomic determinants of human longevity. "

April 20 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

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