fluorescence imaging of a cell

Aging Research

fluorescence imaging of a cell
Image: Aspasia Ploubidou (FLI)

This range of topics has to do with the biomedical research of human aging, a multifactorial process which is influenced by the environment and genetic factors. The goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms which underlie the human process of aging and lead to age-related diseases. The research is laying the scientific foundation for the development of therapies that contribute to a healthy human aging process and the avoidance of age-related diseases.

Research Projects and Facilities

Fluorescence microscopy of a zebrafish head.
The research consortium IMPULS aims to identify how biological age is defined, and which factors can influence aging process in humans.