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Nature review of Eline Slagboom and collegues about ageing is out!

Together with Linda Partridge and Joris Deelen, Eline Slagboom wrote an article "Facing up to the global challenges of ageing" which is published by Nature and out now! Have a look at:

September 06 2018 Author: Molepi

PhD defense of Wouter den Hollander

This morning 29th of March, Wouter den Hollander will defend his thesis! 

March 29 2018 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Longevity mainly ascribed to an extremely long-lived mother

For many years, scientists in Leiden have been monitoring 421 exceptional families with several members who have lived way beyond the age of 90. A new analysis of these extremely long-lived persons, their siblings, and parents now shows that longevity in these families is passed on mainly through the mother. The researchers present their results in the scientific journal The Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. (press release LUMC)

March 27 2018 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology

Our Master's student Margot awarded research budget of € 5,000

2018 margo tuerlingsOur Master's student Biomedical Engineering Margot Tuerlings got awarded a hDMT Organ-on-Chip research budget of € 5,000 for her junior research project.

February 06 2018 Author: MolEpi

Prenatal famine drives DNA methylation and adult health six decades later

niod 85040DNA methylation, known to enable the activity of genes and be involved in development and metabolism, plays a key role in the link between prenatal famine exposure and body mass index and adult metabolic health, according to researchers at Leiden University Medical Center and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. While earlier studies using animal models have illustrated the potential of epigenetics to influence health over the short run, this study in humans shows that the impact of a nutrition shock, like famine, on epigenetic markers in early life can still be linked to adult health, six decades later. The findings are published online in the journal Science Advances.

February 01 2018 Author: MolEpi

Connecting by collaboration to make a joint

Yolande Ramos of the Molepi osteoarthritis group is collaborating with Hossein Eslami Amirabadi of the Microsystems group at TU/e using a micofluidic device to create a model for a joint.

September 12 2017 Author: Molepi

BBMRI and Surfsara collaborate on genomic data

Genome researchers in the Netherlands are working in close cooperation in the field of omics data (such as genomic and metabolomic data) in the BBMRI-Omics consortium. Surfsara is intensively involved in the construction of the digital research environment, where omics-data can be shared and analysed.

July 13 2017 Author: MolEpi

Yotam Raz wins the James Joseph Award for best PhD-student presentation

On the 12th of June, Yotam Raz (PhD-student, Molecular Epidemiology) won the James Joseph Award at the annual conference of the American Aging Association for best PhD-student presentation. 2017 james joseph award for yotam raz

June 16 2017 Author: MolEpi

Ingrid appointed as professor molecular biology of osteoarthritis

The MolEpi group is very proud and happy to announce that as of March 2017, Dr Ingrid Meulenbelt is appointed as professor molecular biology of osteoarthiritis. With this appointment Ingrid is also attached to the department of Reumatology.

We wish her a lot of succes in future with her research and with fullfilling her new role!

May 12 2017 Author: Molepi

Lecture and meet-and-greet Diana Kuh on May 9 @ 3PM in lecture hall 2

Molecular Epidemiology is happy to announce the lecture by Professor Diana Kuh, PhD FFPH F MedSci at 3 PM on May 9 in lecture hall 2. The title of the lecture is:

From paediatrics to geriatrics: insights on ageing from a 70 year old British birth cohort study

May 08 2017 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology


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