LGSA - Research Statement
Ageing is a complex stochastic process based on genetic contributions as well as
environmental influences. The process is still ill-understood.
The Leibniz Graduate School on Ageing and Age Related Diseases (LGSA) in Jena
will strengthen research on the mechanisms of decisive processes, in particular pathological
processes which lead to consequences for health and healthy ageing.
The research topics will focus on two sections. The cellular and organismic
senescence covers genome stability, identification of genes involved in ageing and gene regulation.
In the other section the mechanisms leading to specific age-associated diseases
such as Alzheimer's disease, Huntington Chorea, kidney failure, osteoporosis,
immunosenescence and cancer are under investigation.
The experimental methodology ranges from genomic approaches, protein biochemistry,
structure analysis and cell culture to animal models of disease.
Open positions can be found here.