Dear VOILA-partner, we are happy to publish our second VOILA-newsletter. You can read about updates from other RL's. We wish you all a nice summer holiday and we hope to see you all soon. Best wishes, Eline, Marian, Frans and Joyce Open newsletter
Prestigious ZonMw Open Competition grant awarded to LUMC, VU and RIVM Prestigious ZonMw Open Competition grant awarded to LUMC, VU and RIVM Our life expectancy keeps increasing on a global scale. The increase in healthy lifespan, however, is lagging behind. Members of long-lived families often remain disease-free into exceptionally old ages. How is [...]
The goal of RISE-WELL is to improve SWB and QOL of elderly European citizens to obtain positive individual health outcomes and to promote future translational research. The approach of the consortium has been to design cutting-edge WPs and ESR projects. Scientific need: Mental health and emotional well-being during old age (60+) should be regarded as [...]
In recent years, the DuSRA has developed into a serious discussion partner. Discussions have taken place with subsidy providers, such as ZonMW and Health-Holland. Meetings have been organized to learn about each other's expertise and collaborations have been started. A good example of this is VOILA. Now is the time to think about the [...]
Unlike dietary restriction, rapamycin fails to extend lifespan and reduce transcription stress in progeroid DNA repair-deficient mice
Aging Cell - February 2021 Dietary restriction (DR) and rapamycin extend healthspan and life span across multiple species. We have recently shown that DR in progeroid DNA repair-deficient mice dramatically extended healthspan and trippled life span. Here, we show that rapamycin, while significantly lowering mTOR signaling, failed to improve life span nor healthspan of [...]
Due to the evolving situation with Covid-19, this meeting was postponed from 20-22 April 2020 and will now be held as a virtual conference. Longitudinal studies are ideal tools for studying many things including age-related functional changes, and the development and progression of chronic diseases. This conference will bring together scientists working on studies [...]
Wat is NWO Life? Life is een uniek jaarlijks wetenschappelijk congres dat NWO organiseert voor alle levenswetenschappers binnen Nederland. In de volle breedte en op alle schaalniveaus: van femtometer tot kilometer, van cel tot planeet. NWO Life is bedoeld om senior en junior onderzoekers uit alle disciplines van het brede spectrum dat de Nederlandse [...]
On December 2nd 2020, our first annual meeting will take place. It will be a Zoom-meeting. We will start at 13:00 with a session for all Phd-candidates. The rest of the program will start at 14:00 until 17:00. Do you want to join? Please register!
Tenured and Tenure-Track Biogerontology Faculty Positions: University of Michigan The University of Michigan Geriatrics Center is seeking to hire one or more tenure track faculty members to carry out research focused on the biology of aging and the relationship of aging processes to late life diseases. We are interested in considering both new investigators, [...]
We wish you and your family a healthy and happy 2020!