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Molepi in Trouw

Last Saturday, May 19th, Molepi organized a return day for their project "Growing Old Together" participants. During this day an evaluation took place about the project itself, the organization of the project, the experiences of the participants and the researchers, the results so far ánd future plans.

May 19 2014 Author: molepi - molecular epidemiology

PhD Defense Anika Vaarhorst May 13, 4.15 PM

promotie anika vaarhorstOn behalf of Anika Vaarhorst, the Molecular Epidemiology department (MOLEPI) is happy to invite you for her PhD Defense, which is entitled: "Genetic and Metabolomic approaches for Coronary Heart Disease risk prediction"...

May 05 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Announcement : Life Science Symposium 2014

Why do we age? What can be done to slow it down?

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These questions will be considered during the Life Science Symposium ‘LIMITS OF LIFESPAN – understanding and countering the causes of ageing’, organized by Study Association LIFE. Learn all about this topic from (inter)national experts on 12 May 2014 in ‘Stadsgehoorzaal’ in Leiden. Speakers with a scientific or business background will elaborate on ageing from the perspective of biomedical sciences, biology, ethics and policy-making. Among others, speakers from MIT and the Max Planck  Institute for Biology of Ageing. Lunch and drinks included. Visit our website for more information and tickets!

May 05 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Learn how to grow old and stay healthy!

We kindly ask your attention for the mini-symposium "Genomic, biomarker and systems research into ageing and complex disease" that will be organized by the Molecular Epidemiology section of the LUMC. This mini-symposium will cover genetics of longevity, blood pressure regulation, biomarkers and causal factors for many age-related and complex diseases.

April 24 2014 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology

Interview of Eline Slagboom in magazine "Voedingswaarde"

Some people are lucky, they become very old and stay very healthy and without any endeavour. Researcher Eline Slagboom, professor of molecular epidemiology in Leiden, found out that in these people the same genes are active as in animals that are on a low-calorie diet. A genetically panacea has not been delivered (yet). However, these are encouraging findings in the area of nutrition and exercise.

April 23 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Movie about Profile Project Training by Molecular Epidemiology

Prof dr Eline Slagboom from the Leiden University Medical Center presents ageing research as exciting, important, and worthy of the attention of “bright young minds”.

April 15 2014 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology

Molepi in science sections of dutch newspapers

On the occasion of the publication of Joris Deelen et al. in Human Molecular Genetics (early e-publication), it's findings was reviewed by dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad and local daily Leidsch Dagblad.

Read the article in the newspaper here and here (in dutch).

April 12 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Lab Times Magazine pays attention to "An old-age enigma"

Lab Times is a news magazine for European life sciences. In the Februari 2014 issue they describe the value of Erik van den Akker's network approach to identify robust co-expressed modules associating with chronological age.

April 03 2014 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology

Molepi in Forever Young (Eeuwig Jong)

Forever Young

Everyone wants to become old, but no one wants to BE old. ‘Eeuwig Jong’ is a four-episoded series of Max Broadcasting (Omroep Max) about the western focus for eternal youth. Yesterday the series started and tonight (January 14) episode two will be broadcast. Eline Slagboom also contributed to this series and will appear in episode three. Watch this series! Episode 3 will be broadcast coming January 21st at 10.58 pm on the Dutch television channel 2.

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January 15 2014 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

NWO Grant for interdisciplinary research into the effect of family to life expectancy since 1800

Prof. Eline Slagboom (Moleculair Epidemiology) and historic-demografer dr. Angélique Janssens (History, Radboud Universiteit) will investigate the influence of "family" on childhood mortality, fertility and life expectancy in the past 200 years. This research into the relation between childhood mortality, fertility and life expectancy within families is worldwide unique. NWO supports this research with a grant of €850.000.

January 14 2014 Author: MolEpi - Molecular Epidemiology


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