Molecular Epidemiology

Leiden University Medical Center – Molecular Epidemiology 

The mission of the MolEpi group is to monitor and understand factors driving the risk of age-related disease or the inverse factors driving healthy ageing. To this end we generate and analyse state-of-the-art molecular data in human populations, families and patient groups. In this context we focus on metabolic health and its relation to cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disease. We mainly study groups of elderly individuals but consider biological mechanisms contributing to early development, puberty and adulthood all relevant for late disease risk.  


Prof. Dr. I. Meulebelt

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