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ERIBA - European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing

Peter Lansdorp introduces the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) at the University of Groningen.

A better understanding of the cellular processes that cause ageing is important from a scientific as well as a “healthy ageing” perspective. This is the research area of the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA).

Research on the biology of ageing has been carried out for decades by numerous scientists all over the world. Yet our knowledge of the cellular processes that have been implicated is still far from complete. As a new institute, ERIBA aims to play a major role in the acquisition of new knowledge as well as in the integration of existing knowledge in all areas related to the biology of ageing.

In 2007 the first plans were made at the University Medical Centre in Groningen (UMCG) for a new research Institute that could support, via fundamental research, the strategic choice for ‘Healthy Ageing’. Collaboration was sought with the University of Groningen and other local, national and European partners. In 2009 this resulted in a concrete business plan. In 2010 the construction plans were drawn up and ERIBA was born in 2013. We started life in a modern building fully equipped to suit our vision that multidisciplinary work is a key ingredient to achieve breakthroughs in bio-medical research.

With lead scientists coming to ERIBA from all over the world, our aim for the next few years is to generate new insights into the biology of ageing right here in Groningen. Knowledge that should benefit people throughout the world!

If you want to known more about research at the institute please visit ERIBA website.

Peter Lansdorp

Scientific director of ERIBA from 2011 to 2016.

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