Professor P. Slagboom is leading within the Leiden University Medical Center a group in molecular epidemiological studies aimed at the identification of biomarkers and causal pathways for metabolic health, ageing and longevity. The section of Molecular Epidemiology is embedded in the department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics. Focus of the research in the past 10 years is on genomic determinants (genetic, genomic, epigenetic), biomarker, functional genomic and intervention studies of healthy/unhealthy aging and longevity in humans. Slagboom is PI of the Leiden Longevity Study, chair of the Medical Research Profile on Aging at LUMC and has a leading role in large consortia within ageing research. She was co-director of the Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Ageing, in the board of large scale EU collaborative research projects (GEHA) and PI of a large scale collaborative EU project (IDEAL: Integrated research on DEvelopmental determinants of Aging and Longevity). She is member of various boards and scientific bodies, among others member of the board of BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure) and she leads the national efforts in metabolomics (25 cohorts) in BBMRI together with professors Boomsma and Van Duijn. Further she is chair of DUSRA – Dutch Society for Research on Ageing and Section Editor of Aging Cell.
For the aforementioned activities see www.molepi.nl, www.ideal-ageing.eu and www.nvvvo.nl.
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