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Eline Slagboom

Professor Molecular Epidemiology

Name
Prof.dr. P. Slagboom
Telephone
+31 71 526 9731
E-mail
p.slagboom@lumc.nl

P. Eline Slagboom is professor of molecular epidemiology. She is head of the section of Molecular Epidemiology within the department of Biomedical Data Sciences. She is chair of the LUMC Medical Research Profile on Ageing and of the DUSRA – Dutch Society for Research on Ageing. Slagboom is PI of the Leiden Longevity Study and Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologn, Germany. She is board member of BBMRI-NL (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure) steering national studies in metabolomics. Slagboom is member of the organising committee of various prestigious international conferences (such as the Welcome Trust, UK).

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P. Eline Slagboom is professor of molecular epidemiology. She is head of the section of Molecular Epidemiology within the department of Biomedical Data Sciences. She is chair of the LUMC Medical Research Profile on Ageing and of the DUSRA – Dutch Society for Research on Ageing. Slagboom is PI of the Leiden Longevity Study and Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologn, Germany. She is board member of BBMRI-NL (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure) steering national studies in metabolomics. Slagboom is member of the organising committee of various prestigious international conferences (such as the Welcome Trust, UK). 

Molecular Epidemiology

In the past 25 years I have been inspired by the fact that the ageing process in humans is fundamental to all major diseases, is heterogeneous and malleable. The studies of my group into the molecular epidemiology of ageing includes studies into the biology of the genome, the aetiology and biomarkers of age-related disease and longevity/healthy ageing. My chair and our work relate to various Dutch Research Agendas (Big data, prevention and health, precision medicine) and precipitated in over 400 scientific publications and graduation of over 20 young PhDs. Since recently we study heterogeneity of responses of elderly to health promoting intervention studies (Growing Old Together Study).

I teach with passion and developed for High School, Graduate students and Biology teachers a MOOC and training program, to creative and logical thinking in science. I give the same training in the Master Vitality and Ageing at LUMC.

Academic career

Professor P. Eline Slagboom had a MSc in biology om 1985 and obtained her PhD at the Leiden University on 11-30-1993 on the doctoral thesis ‘Genomic instability and aging”. Between ‘93 and 2000 she was group leader at the TNO Institute for applied sciences (Gaubius Institute) in Leiden and was appointed in 2000 as professor of Molecular Epidemiology at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). Her Inaugural lecture on 03-21-2003 was entitled: ‘Van het concert des levens…’

Slagboom attracted many talented researchers and the group expanded over the years through the grants she obtained and collaborations with industry. The largest projects she coordinated sofar include a NWO supported genotyping facility, a large scale FP7-EU project (IDEAL: Integrated research on DEvelopmental determinants of Aging and Longevity) and the Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Ageing.

Prizes and honourable appointments

  • Designers and Artists 4 Genomics Award (2011)
  • Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologn, Germany

Professor Molecular Epidemiology

  • Faculteit Geneeskunde
  • Divisie 4
  • Biomedical Data Sciences

Work address

LUMC Research Building
Einthovenweg 20
2333 ZC Leiden
Room number S5-P

Contact

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