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Veni award for Elmar Tobi

Elmar Tobi has received a Veni award!

With this Veni award he will examine whether gestational diabetes increases a child’s risk on obesity and diabetes.

The working title of his grant proposal is "When does gestational diabetes leave a mark?"

July 15 2016 Author: Eka Suchiman

The environment to which we are exposed leaves its signature in our DNA

The environment to which people are exposed during their lifetime leaves its mark in their DNA. This is the result of research by scientists of the Netherlands Twin Register (NTR) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) in collaboration with researchers at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the Avera Institute for Human Genetics located in Sioux Falls, SD (USA). The researchers discovered associations between the environment and DNA modifications by analyzing information surrounding the DNA sequence -  the so-called epigenome - from monozygotic (identical) and dizygotic (fraternal) twins. The results have been published today in Nature Communications.

April 12 2016 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology

Save the date for the 6th EASD-SGGD meeting in 2017!

Coming meeting of the EASD study Group on Genetics of Diabetes (EASD-SGGD)  will be organised in Leiden, the Netherlands, May 11th - 13th, 2017

The local organisers are Leen 't Hart and Nienke van Leeuwen

March 29 2016 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Press Release: Erik publishes in Blood

Elderly patients often have the same DNA errors as leukaemia patients

Roughly one in five elderly patients have DNA errors in his or her blood cells that are also present in leukaemia patients. Remarkably, these genetic defects in the elderly do not necessarily translate into a lower life expectancy. This was discovered by a group of researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), the Delft University of Technology and Erasmus MC in Rotterdam.

March 21 2016 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

NWO awards prestigious Vici grant to Ingrid Meulenbelt

ingrid_vici.jpgLUMC scientist Ingrid Meulenbelt has received a Vici grant of 1.5 million Euros from NWO. This funding enables her to continue her research to search for a therapy on osteoarthritis. Dr. Meulenbelt is a researcher at the section of Molecular Epidemiology within the department of Bio-Informatics and Medical Statistics.

February 12 2016 Author: Eka Suchiman

BBMRI's Metabolomics workshop is open for registration!

In collaboration with NIHES and the NMC (Netherlands Metabolomics Centre), the BBMRI consortium will organize a metabolomics workshop, which will be held in Leiden at the 26th and 27th of Januari, 2016.logo_bbmri.jpg

The workshop will consist of 1.5 day of lectures and a 0.5 day hands-on workshop. The hands-on part is intended for people who work (or would like to work) with the Brainshake metabolomics data and will be focused on quality control, data analysis, and visualization of results.

You can register for the workshop using the following link!

Please click here for the preliminary program (the speakers indicated in bold are confirmed).

January 13 2016 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology

Happy holidays and a scientilicious 2016!

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December 18 2015 Author: MolEpi

Save the date for BBMRI's Metabolomics workshop!

In collaboration with NIHES and the NMC (Netherlands Metabolomics Center), the BBMRI consortium will organize a metabolomics workshop, which will be held in Leiden at the 26th and 27th of Januari, 2016.

The workshop will consist of 1.5 day of lectures and a 0.5 day hands-on workshop. The hands-on part is intended for people who work (or would like to work) with the Brainshake metabolomics data and will be focused on quality control, data analysis, and visualization of results.

Could you please let us (J.Deelen@lumc.nl) know before the 1st of December 2015 if you are planning to attend this meeting, so we have an indication of the number of people we can expect.

Please click here for the preliminary program (the speakers indicated in bold are confirmed). 

 

 

November 16 2015 Author: Eka Suchiman

Check out our new publication in Plos Genetics!

How is it possible that all different organs and tissues in the body contain the same DNA molecule? A publication in the renowned scientific journal PLoS Genetics of October 22 solves some of this mystery by investigating for the first time epigenetic changes during fetal development. The research of our epigenetics group led by Bas Heijmans in collaboration with the group of Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes (Anatomy and Embryology, LUMC) shows how in each tissue, developmental genes are gradually turned off, while genes that are required are turned on.

October 23 2015 Author: Eka Suchiman

Looking for a (bio) Informatics Student project?

Look no further! Our Maarten van Iterson is looking for a Bachelor's or Master's student with basic R programming skills.

October 09 2015 Author: Eka Suchiman

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