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International NCHA congress “Adding Healthy Years to the Human Lifespan”

The Netherlands consortium for Healthy Ageing, chaired by Professor Eline Slagboom (head of our department) and professor André Uitterlinden (Complex Genetics, Erasmus MC), is organizing a two-day international congress  in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 7 and 8 February). The scope and structure of this congress are unique because of its starting point from the societal and human perspective, the strong multidisciplinary character of the research, the collaboration with and presence of industrial partners, and the keen eye for the translation of knowledge from epidemiological and functional studies to practical application. More information on:

Professor Eline Slagboom and the Leiden colleague Professor Rudi Westendorp, the founders of the Leiden Longevity Study, will be two of the presenters.

February 06 2013 Author: Molecular Epidemiology - Molepi

Check out for our latest publications list

Please check out the list with our latest publications!

January 25 2013 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Merry Christmas and a happy 2013!

The Molecular Epidemiology department wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous and scientificious 2013!

December 21 2012 Author: molepi - molecular epidemiology

Molepi says goodbye to Dennis Kremer

After more than 12 years of employment @ Molepi, our beloved technician Dennis Kremer will be leaving us. He will start at Perkin-Elmer as field engineer in January 2013.

December 21 2012 Author: molepi - molecular epidemiology

Molepi @ the IDEAL workshop - theoretical modeling, epigenetics and trans-generational effects -

Roderick Slieker, Marian Beekman and Bas Heijmans will attend the IDEAL workshop “theoretical modeling, epigenetics and trans-generational effects” in Southampton, UK coming November 28 and 29, 2012.

November 28 2012 Author: molepi - molecular epidemiology

Molepi goes to the American Society of Human Genetics

Molepi is happy to announce that Joris Deelen, Erik van den Akker and Kai Ye of Molepi will attend the American Society of Human Genetics in San Francisco next week.

All three will present their poster at the Annual Meeting. Their posters sessions are scheduled respectively as 1436W, Wednesday, Nov. 7 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm (Erik), 2035T, Thursday, Nov. 8 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm (Joris) and 459F, Friday, Nov. 9 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm (Kai). All located at the Moscone Center, Exhibit Halls ABC.

October 29 2012 Author: Eka Suchiman

Manuscript of Willemijn Passtoors is accepted.

We are happy to announce that the paper of our PhD student Willemijn Passtoors is accepted for publication by Aging Cell.

October 22 2012 Author: Molecular Epidemiology - Molepi

Announcement for the NCHA International Congress

NCHA scientific international congress "Adding Healthy Years to the Human Lifespan - from human observational studies to evidence-based interventions and self-management of health" will be held on 7-8 February 2013 in the Bel Air Hotel in The Hague, NL

October 09 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiology

Ingrid Meulenbelt is in Tokyo

Ingrid Meulenbelt is attending the seminar "Ageing societies in Europe and Japan: Policy Responses and Research and Innovation Solutions for Active and Healthy Ageing", which is organized in Tokyo.

October 09 2012 Author: Molecular Epidemiology

Talk of Eline Slagboom at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

Coming Sept 26, Eline will present at the seminar at the Max Planck Institute for Biology Ageing in Cologne, Germany

September 19 2012 Author: Molepi - Molecular Epidemiolgoy


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