De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Verouderingsonderzoek

The DuSRA promotes synergy between fundamental and clinical research

Our life expectancy has soared spectacularly in the last two hundred years thanks to improved standards of nutrition, hygiene and medical care. At the same time, there is a large disparity from person to person when it comes to the nature and speed of physiological changes, the loss of function and age-related health risks.

Due to the personal nature of ageing, people also respond very differently to interventions focused on healthy ageing and clinical treatment. Innovative research on ageing has been carried out over the last ten years on animal models and people in a broad range of research areas (including cell and system biology, the genome, physiology and lifestyle). The goal of the DuSRA is to promote synergy between the fundamental and biomedical ageing research being carried out on model organisms and people. By encouraging cooperation between fundamental and clinical researchers, the DuSRA seeks to advance the translation of acquired knowledge into clinical treatments.

The society seeks to:

  • advance research into the causes and effects of ageing;
  • offer a forum for the discussion of research ideas and new developments in the field of ageing;
  • be a point of contact for advice regarding medical and societal questions regarding ageing.


Meet DuSRA members!

DuSRA members present themselves!

Would you like to know the expertise off other members? Are you looking for a partner for a grant application? DuSRA researchers present themselves with a signature on our website. Would you also like to publish a signature? Send a mail to


Many DuSRA members are involved in education.

As a member of the DuSRA, would you like to bring your educational offerings to the attention of other members? Publish it on this website by using the contact form or by sending an email to!