Announcement annual meeting of The Dutch Society for Research on Ageing (DuSRA), 2023

Dear all, We are pleased to announce the annual meeting of The Dutch Society for Research on Ageing (DuSRA) that will take place from 15 June till 16 June 2023 at the University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands. Confirmed keynote speakers are: - Mihai Netea (Radboud UMC, Nijmegen), - Collin Ewald (ETH Zürich), and - Ron Jachimowicz, (MPI Biology of Aging, Cologne). To try to improve structural support for aging research in the Netherlands [...]

May 11th, 2023|

Dusra Meeting June 15-16, 2023, ERIBA/UMCG/Groningen

We would like to welcome you at the Fifth annual meeting of ‘The Dutch Society for Research on Ageing’ to be held on 15 and 16 June 2023 at University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), The Netherlands. We invite PhD/Postdoc level/junior PI researchers and young scientists to submit abstracts to present their work at the meeting. Everyone who submits an abstract but isn’t selected to speak will have the opportunity to present a poster at [...]

April 25th, 2023|

A word of caution on the regression to the mean phenomenon in (biological) age prediction

When predicting ‘biological age’, always consider whether regression to the mean could be an issue before drawing conclusions. Marije Sluiskes, Jelle Goeman, Marian Beekman, Eline Slagboom, Hein Putter and Mar Rodríguez-Girondo posted a PubPeer comment (a postpublication peer review platform) to a recent publication of Daunay et al. 2022 (Aging) which didn't consider this. Daunay et al. evaluate and compare four previously proposed epigenetic clocks based on a small number of CpG sites in [...]

March 9th, 2023|

Save the date: Annual meeting 2023

SAVE THE DATE   We are happy to announce the DuSRA Annual meeting 2023! To be held on 15 and 16 June 2023 at University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), The Netherlands Details about the program and registration will follow Participation is FREE for members. Membership costs 50 euro per year for senior investigators and 30 euro for PhD and master students. Organizers: Eline Slagboom, Ellen Nollen, Joris Hoeks, Peter de Keizer [...]

February 2nd, 2023|

Prestigious ZonMw Open Competition grant awarded to LUMC, VU and RIVM

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 this possible? A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the LUMC, VU and RIVM received funding from ZonMw to answer this [...]

June 29th, 2021|

EU-project Rise-Well – cRitIcal Solutions for Elderly WELL-being

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 important as at any other time of a persons’ life. Older people are more likely to experience events that affect [...]

June 8th, 2021|

Leiden-Brazil Summer School on Data Science in Health and Disease – June 7 -17th 2021

This online summer course will stimulate international collaborations between students from Brazil and Leiden. The course will provide an introduction to the use of big data analysis in health and disease. The programme, including theory and practical modules, will focus on diverse hospital data, “omics data” and application thereof in prediction, prognosis and understanding of disease. Students will have the opportunity to interact with each other in culturally diverse groups. Brazil - Leiden cooperation on [...]

June 7th, 2021|

Signatures DuSRA – researchers on the website

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 future. We hear from our partners a need for cooperation, for example in the process of writing grants. In order [...]

April 19th, 2021|

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 DNA repair-deficient Ercc1∆/- mice, contrary to DR tested in parallel. Rapamycin interventions focusing on dosage, gender, and timing all were [...]

March 2nd, 2021|

Welcome Trust Meeting on Longitudinal studies – March 9-12-2021

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 in childhood, adult and late life to identify novel biomarkers of functional decline and development of disease susceptibility, and to [...]

February 2nd, 2021|
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