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Molepi and Medical Research Profile Ageing

homepage medical research profile ageingThe department of Molecular Epidemiology is involved in one of LUMC's 7 profiles of Medical Research, i.e. Ageing. We are happy to announce that the website of Medical Research profile Ageing is online since October 9!

October 10 2014 Author: Molecular Epidemiology - Molepi

Ageing research exposed in EOS Magazine

Some time ago, but nevertheless quite interesting, Eline Slagboom and many internationally collaborating ageing research collegues were interviewed by EOS magazine.

September 19 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Celebrate BBMRI-NL’s fifth anniversary at Connecting Biobanks 2014

logo bbmriOn Friday 28 November, BBMRI-NL will celebrate its 5th anniversary in the Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden. Five years in which much has happened: BBMRI-NL has funded 94 Complementation projects, 12 Rainbow projects, and 3 ELSI-projects; set up a biobank catalogue; struck up close collaborations with PSI and LifeLines; and hosted three editions of Connecting Biobanks and one of HandsOn: Biobanks. Up to date, BBMRI-NL funded projects have yielded some 150 publications.
To highlight these accomplishments, as well as to present our plans for the future, we cordially invite you to the fourth edition of Connecting Biobanks. You will find out about BBMRI-NL2.0, the next phase in our existence; learn how the current Rainbow projects facilitate future research; view posters highlighting the Complementation projects; discuss ELSI matters; and of course, catch up with the biobanking community. We have put together a programme that does justice to all of BBMRI-NL’s achievements and sheds some light on the way forward.

September 18 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Joost Kok and the power of big data

joost kok and his phd studentsLast week Prince Constantijn attended and spoke on the opening of the Leiden Centre of Data Science, the virtual centre for research on big data at Leiden University. Joost Kok, who works at Molepi one day/week,  was also involved and the Leiden University paid special attention to him and his research.

September 10 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

New publication of Maarten van Iterson

Our epigenetics group developed MethylAid, a tool to do Quality Control of 450K data in large-scale populations. This is published in BioInformatics and online now.

August 26 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Interview Joris Deelen in Cicero's August edition

Last June Joris Deelen succesfully defended his thesis and on the occassion of this event he was interviewed by LUMC's magazine "Cicero" in its last issue of August.

August 25 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Would you prefer living like a jackrabbit or like a turtle?

One of Joris Deelen's proposition has been published in the Leiden University Newsletter for alumni. The proposition originated from his thesis ‘Genetic and biomarker studies of human longevity’, which Joris defended successfully with cum laude.


July 18 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

BBMRI-NL2.0 receives €10 M grant and the Secretary of Education visits our lab

Yesterday July 1st, the Secretary of Education Sander Dekker visited our lab and got a labtour.


July 02 2014 Author: Molecular Epidemiology - Molepi

Joris Deelen graduated CUM LAUDE!

Joris Deelen has defended his thesis yesterday at 25th of June 2014 on his thesis 'Genetic and biomarker studies of human longevity'.joris deelen phd defense ceremony

June 26 2014 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology

Joris Deelen will defend his thesis next week (June 25, 2014 @3pm)!

promotie joris deelenOn behalf of Joris Deelen, the Molecular Epidemiology department (MOLEPI) is happy to invite you for his PhD Defense, which is entitled "Genetic and biomarker studies of human longevity"

June 19 2014 Author: Molecular Epidemiology - Molepi


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