dr. M. (Marian) Beekman

Senior Scientist

Area(s) of interest

  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Genome Wide Association studies
  • Genome Wide Linkage studies
  • Metabolomics
  • Gene Expression
  • Leiden Longevity Study (Ageing Research)
  • Biobanking


Marian Beekman (1972) was trained as a biomedical scientist and studies the role of genetic and phenotypic variation in human healthy ageing and longevity. Her research is focused on identifying variation in genomic regions that contribute to metabolic healthy and longevity, where variation in gene expression, DNA sequence and methylation marks are of interest. Integration of genetic data with a wide scale of omics data to investigate how genetic variation can contribute to healthy ageing is one of the major goals in her studies. Therefore, she combines the in depth phenotyping of the participants of the Leiden Longevity Study (Leiden LangLeven Studie) with the data analysis in the setting of molecular epidemiology.



• Senior Researcher in the Longevity research line of Molecular Epidemiology 
• Data steward Leiden Longevity Study (LLS) and Growing Old TOgether (GOTO) study 
• Work package coordinator of BBMRI-Omics (www.bbmri.nl/omics/) 
• Member of LUMC Biobank Committee Ageing 


Leiden University Medical Center
Building 2
Room S-05-040

Einthovenweg 20
2333 ZC Leiden
Tel: 71 5269735

Postalzone S5-P
P.O. Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

E-mail: M.Beekman@lumc.nl