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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

New publication of Maarten van Iterson and collegues in Genome Biology

2017 pub maartenMaarten van Iterson, Erik van Zwet and Bas Heijmans published a new statistical method in Genome Biology that will improve the reproducibility of large-scale omics analyses.

January 30 2017 Author: Eka Suchiman

THE DYNAMIC EPIGENOME ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: From germ cells to disease, from development to ageing

A mini-symposium on the occasion of the thesis defence of Roderick Slieker that features state-of-the-art insights into the many faces of epigenetic regulation that drive development, ageing and disease, and into the potential of reversing disease-causing epigenetic changes.

December 22 2016 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology

The association between metabolites and BMI is independent of fasting status

Although metabolites change after consumption of a meal, the association between metabolites and BMI is similar after a night of fasting and after a meal. Bianca Schutte investigated the Growing Old Together study and published her work in the scientific journal Scientific Reports.

December 15 2016 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Two new publications in Nature Genetics!

(press release)

Collaborating on big data to unravel disease processes

Patients with the same illness often receive the same treatment, even if the cause of the illness is different for each person. Six Dutch universities are combining forces to chart the different disease processes for a range of common conditions. This represents a new step towards ultimately being able to offer every patient more personalised treatment. The results of this study have been published in two articles in the authoritative scientific journal Nature Genetics.

December 05 2016 Author: Molepi - Moleculaire Epidemiology

Research grant for Yolande Ramos in collaboration with Hossein Eslami Amirabadi

Following the first workshop in the project 2016 oa hdmt workshop'hDMT/NanoInside: Organs-on-Chips Technology Platform', the Institute for human Organ and Disease Model technologies (hDMT) has granted funding to pump and prime the project of Dr. Yolande Ramos (Molecular Epidemiology, LUMC) and Hossein Eslami Amirabadi (Microsystems group, TU Eindhoven).

October 19 2016 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

the 6th Meeting of the EASD Study Group on Genetics of Diabetes (EASD-SGGD) is open for registration

the sixth Meeting of the EASD Study Group on Genetics of Diabetes (EASD-SGGD) will be organized next 11-13 May 2017 in Leiden and is open for registration!


October 04 2016 Author: Leen 't Hart - Molecular Epidemiology

Youthful DNA in old age

The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time. With the passing of years, the regulation of the DNA gradually gets disrupted, which is an important cause of ageing. A study of over 3,000 people shows that this is not true for everyone: there are people whose DNA appears youthful despite their advanced years. These are the findings of 34 researchers from six collaborating institutes led by Dr Bas Heijmans from the Leiden University Medical Center (the Netherlands), reported in Genome Biology.

September 22 2016 Author: Molecular Epidemiology - Molepi


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