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Welcome to the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI)

The Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) is the first national research institute in Germany focusing on biomedical research on human aging, a multifactorial process controlled by environmental and genetic factors.

This website will provide you with an insight into our institute, the research we do and the faces behind FLI's science activities. We wish you an exciting and entertaining voyage of discovery into the world of aging research at FLI.

 

 

Since 2004, our mission has been to delineate basic molecular mechanisms that underlie the aging process in humans and its consequences for the development of aging-related cell and tissue dysfunction and diseases. Research at the FLI will provide a knowledge basis for the development of therapies aiming to facilitate healthy aging by prolonging organismal functions and disease prevention in the elderly.

In order to better correspond to this research focus, the institute was re-named from Leibniz Institute for Age Research into Leibniz Institute on Aging in 2015.


recent high impact publications

  • The endosomal transcriptional regulator RNF11 integrates degradation and transport of EGFR.
    Scharaw S, Iskar M, Ori A, Boncompain G, Laketa V, Poser I, Lundberg E, Perez F, Beck M, Bork P, Pepperkok R
    J Cell Biol 2016, 215(4), 543-58 published during change of institution
  • Epigenetic stress responses induce muscle stem-cell ageing by Hoxa9 developmental signals
    Schwörer S, Becker F, Feller C, Baig AH, Köber U, Henze H, Kraus JM, Xin B, Lechel A, Lipka DB, Varghese CS, Schmidt M, Rohs R, Aebersold R, Medina KL, Kestler HA, Neri F, von Maltzahn** J, Tümpel** S, Rudolph** KL
    Nature 2016 (epub ahead of print) ** co-corresponding authors
  • A Stably Protonated Adenine Nucleotide with a Highly Shifted pKa Value Stabilizes the Tertiary Structure of a GTP-Binding RNA Aptamer.
    Wolter AC, Weickhmann AK, Nasiri AH, Hantke K, Ohlenschläger O, Wunderlich CH, Kreutz C, Duchardt-Ferner E, Wöhnert J
    Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2016 (epub ahead of print)
  • Structure of the ribosome post-recycling complex probed by chemical cross-linking and mass spectrometry.
    Kiosze-Becker K, Ori A, Gerovac M, Heuer A, Nürenberg-Goloub E, Rashid UJ, Becker T, Beckmann R, Beck M, Tampé R
    Nat Commun 2016, 7, 13248
  • Mre11 Is Essential for the Removal of Lethal Topoisomerase 2 Covalent Cleavage Complexes.
    Hoa NN, Shimizu T, Zhou ZW, Wang ZQ, Deshpande RA, Paull TT, Akter S, Tsuda M, Furuta R, Tsusui K, Takeda S, Sasanuma H
    Mol Cell 2016, 64(3), 580-92
  • Finding approximate gene clusters with Gecko 3.
    Winter S, Jahn K, Wehner S, Kuchenbecker L, Marz M, Stoye J, Böcker S
    Nucleic Acids Res 2016 (epub ahead of print)

Recent FLI Press Releases

Developmental genes and pathways strictly regulate embryogenesis. The process is strongly driven by so-called Hox-genes. Now, researchers from the...

In acknowledgement of his research, junior researcher Francesco Neri from Jena, Germany, was awarded the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award on November 15,...

Alle drei Jenaer Leibniz-Institute wurden am 9. November 2016 in Nürnberg mit dem Prädikat „TOTAL E-QUALITY“ ausgezeichnet. Die Jury würdigte das...

„Die Führungspersönlichkeiten unserer Prädikatsträger haben erkannt, dass gelebte und in der Organisation fest verankerte Chancengleichheit und...

Sieben internationale Forschertalente erhalten die mit jeweils bis zu 1,65 Millionen Euro dotierten Preise. Die Nachwuchswissenschaftler forschen...