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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

  • Manipulation of cells with laser microbeam scissors and optical tweezers: a review.
    Greulich KO
    Rep Prog Phys 2017 (epub ahead of print)
  • XRCC1 mutation is associated with PARP1 hyperactivation and cerebellar ataxia.
    Hoch NC, Hanzlikova H, Rulten SL, Tétreault M, Komulainen E, Ju L, Hornyak P, Zeng Z, Gittens W, Rey SA, Staras K, Mancini GMS, McKinnon PJ, Wang ZQ, Wagner JD, Care4Rare Canada Consortium, Yoon G, Caldecott KW
    Nature 2017 (epub ahead of print)
  • Architecture of the yeast Elongator complex.
    Dauden MI, Kosinski J, Kolaj-Robin O, Desfosses A, Ori A, Faux C, Hoffmann NA, Onuma OF, Breunig KD, Beck M, Sachse C, Séraphin B, Glatt S, Müller CW
    EMBO Rep 2017 (epub ahead of print)
  • 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, 540(7633), 428-32 ** 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 2017, 56(1), 401-4
  • 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

Recent FLI Press Releases

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