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

  • Dystrophin expression in muscle stem cells regulates their polarity and asymmetric division.
    Dumont NA, Wang YX, von Maltzahn J, Pasut A, Bentzinger CF, Brun CE, Rudnicki MA
    Nat Med 2015 (epub ahead of print)
  • Genetic fine mapping and genomic annotation defines causal mechanisms at type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci.
    Gaulton KJ, Ferreira T, Lee Y, Raimondo A, Mägi R, Reschen ME, Mahajan A, Locke A, William Rayner N, Robertson N, Scott RA, Prokopenko I, Scott LJ, Green T, Sparso T, Thuillier D, Yengo L, Grallert H, Wahl S, Frånberg M, Strawbridge RJ, Kestler H, Chheda H, Eisele L, Gustafsson
    Nat Genet 2015 (epub ahead of print)
  • NEMO Prevents Steatohepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Inhibiting RIPK1 Kinase Activity-Mediated Hepatocyte Apoptosis.
    Kondylis V, Polykratis A, Ehlken H, Ochoa-Callejero L, Straub BK, Krishna-Subramanian S, Van TM, Curth HM, Heise N, Weih F, Klein U, Schirmacher P, Kelliher M, Pasparakis M
    Cancer Cell 2015, 28(5), 582-98
  • BCL3 Reduces the Sterile Inflammatory Response in Pancreatic and Biliary Tissues.
    Song L, Wörmann S, Ai J, Neuhöfer P, Lesina M, Diakopoulos KN, Ruess D, Treiber M, Witt H, Bassermann F, Halangk W, Steiner JM, Esposito I, Rosendahl J, Schmid RM, Riemann M, Algül H
    Gastroenterology 2015 (epub ahead of print)
  • BiTrinA - multiscale binarization and trinarization with quality analysis.
    Mϋssel C, Schmid F, Blätte TJ, Hopfensitz M, Lausser* L, Kestler* HA
    Bioinformatics 2015 (epub ahead of print) * equal contribution
  • Identification of ageing-associated naturally occurring peptides in human urine.
    Nkuipou-Kenfack E, Bhat A, Klein J, Jankowski V, Mullen W, Vlahou A, Dakna M, Koeck T, Schanstra JP, Zürbig P, Rudolph KL, Schumacher B, Pich A, Mischak H
    Oncotarget 2015, 6(33), 34106-17

Recent FLI Press Releases

Das Leibniz-Institut für Alternsforschung – Fritz-Lipmann-Institut (FLI) in Jena wurde am 24.11.2015 im Rahmen des „Forums Flexibel?!“ mit dem Jenaer...

Der Industrie-Club e.V. Düsseldorf hat am 10. November den Wissenschaftspreis für Alternsforschung an den renommierten Stammzellforscher Prof. Dr....

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Die Alexander von Humboldt-Professur ist mit bis zu fünf Millionen Euro der höchstdotierte Forschungspreis Deutschlands und soll internationale...

Six researchers from abroad are set to become the recipients of Germany’s most valuable international research award and move to Bielefeld, Bonn,...