Connecting research to society

News

Eline Slagboom is co-author in Nature Genetics paper

Osteoporosis is a common ailment among the elderly. It is often accompanied by bone fractures which are again bad for life expectancy. Half of people aged 80 and over break a hip die within one year.

It was known that there are hereditary factors in osteoporosis, but which were in the game was unclear so far. Now a publication in Nature Genetics shows that 56 areas on the DNA affect the risk of developing osteoporosis. Fourteen of them also affect the risk of bone fractures. Further research should reveal how the found genetic regions contribute to osteoporosis and whether medicine can intervene in the development of osteoporosis.

April 20 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Anika Vaarhorst's Paper has been accepted by Circulation Cardiovascular Genetics

Anika's paper has been accepted by Circulation Cardiovascular Genetics. Please follow this link to read the prepublication version of the paper or a short summary below...

March 12 2012 Author: Eka Suchiman

Molepi hosts the 1st Annual Meeting of the IDEAL Consortium

The IDEAL consortium will have their first annual meeting from March 1-3, 2012.

February 29 2012 Author: Molecular Epidemiology - Molepi

Kai Ye is Co-Author in Science paper

Together with research groups from the UK, US, Australia and Switserland, Kai published a paper in Science.

February 18 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Eline Slagboom and Marian Beekman will give talks at the Gordon Research Conference on 'The Biology of Aging' in Ventura CA

The Gordon Research Conference on The Biology of Aging will take place in Ventura CA, February 12-17, 2012.

February 09 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

We have two new colleagues!

We are happy to announce that as of the 1st of January we have two new colleagues; Mark Kroon, PhD student and Matthijs Moed, programmer.

January 24 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Bas Heijmans' paper is out.

Bas' paper has been published in The International Journal of Epidemiology last month and is online now!

January 24 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Willemijn Passtoors' paper is out NOW!!

Willemijn's paper is online on the PlosOne Website. It's entitled 'Transcriptional Profiling of Human Familial Longevity Indicates a Role for ASF1A and IL7R'

January 18 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Yanju Zhang's PASSION paper has been published in Bioinformatics Journal

We are happy to announce that Yanju's PASSION paper has been published in Bioinformatics Journal. PASSION is a RNA-Seq analysis tool.

January 09 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

We all wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous 2012!!

The Molecular Epidemiology department wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2012!!

December 23 2011 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

research

See what we’re working on at the moment!

research research

people

Meet the people at Molepi

people people