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 to the Leibniz Institute on Aging in 2015.
recent high impact publications
- Rictor/mTORC2 deficiency enhances keratinocyte stress tolerance via mitohormesis.
Tassone B, Saoncella S, Neri F, Ala U, Brusa D, Magnuson MA, Provero P, Oliviero S, Riganti C, Calautti E
Cell Death Differ 2017 (epub ahead of print) published during change of institution
- Citron Kinase Deficiency Leads to Chromosomal Instability and TP53-Sensitive Microcephaly.
Bianchi FT, Tocco C, Pallavicini G, Liu Y, Vernì F, Merigliano C, Bonaccorsi S, El-Assawy N, Priano L, Gai M, Berto GE, Chiotto AMA, Sgrò F, Caramello A, Tasca L, Ala U, Neri F, Oliviero S, Mauro A, Geley S, Gatti M, Di Cunto F
Cell Rep 2017, 18(7), 1674-86 published during change of institution
- Intragenic DNA methylation prevents spurious transcription initiation.
Neri F, Rapelli S, Krepelova A, Incarnato D, Parlato C, Basile G, Maldotti M, Anselmi F, Oliviero S
Nature 2017 (epub ahead of print)
- MicroRNA miR-29 controls a compensatory response to limit neuronal iron accumulation during adult life and aging.
Ripa R, Dolfi L, Terrigno M, Pandolfini L, Savino A, Arcucci V, Groth M, Terzibasi Tozzini E, Baumgart M, Cellerino A
BMC Biol 2017, 15(1), 9
- Gain of function in Jak2(V617F)-positive T-cells.
Nishanth G, Wolleschak D, Fahldieck C, Fischer T, Mullally A, Perner F, Schnöder TM, Just S, Heidel* FH, Schlüter* D
Leukemia 2017 (epub ahead of print) * equal contribution
- RSK-mediated nuclear accumulation of the cold-shock Y-box protein-1 controls proliferation of T cells and T-ALL blasts.
Gieseler-Halbach S, Meltendorf S, Pierau M, Weinert S, Heidel FH, Fischer T, Handschuh J, Braun-Dullaeus RC, Schrappe M, Lindquist JA, Mertens PR, Thomas U, Brunner-Weinzierl MC
Cell Death Differ 2017, 24(2), 371-83