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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

  • A homolog of Blade-On-Petiole 1 and 2 (BOP1/2) controls internode length and homeotic changes of the barley inflorescence.
    Jost M, Taketa S, Mascher M, Himmelbach A, Yuo T, Shahinnia F, Rutten T, Druka A, Schmutzer T, Steuernagel B, Beier S, Taudien S, Scholz U, Morgante M, Waugh R, Stein N
    Plant Physiol 2016 (epub ahead of print)
  • The importance of nerve microenvironment for schwannoma development.
    Schulz A, Büttner R, Hagel C, Baader SL, Kluwe L, Salamon J, Mautner VF, Mindos T, Parkinson DB, Gehlhausen JR, Clapp DW, Morrison H
    Acta Neuropathol 2016 (epub ahead of print)
  • Xpg limits the expansion of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells after ionising radiation.
    Avila AI, Illing A, Becker F, Maerz LD, Morita Y, Philipp M, Burkhalter MD
    Nucleic Acids Res 2016 (epub ahead of print)
  • Polymorphism of Amyloid Fibrils In Vivo.
    Annamalai K, Gührs KH, Koehler R, Schmidt M, Michel H, Loos C, Gaffney PM, Sigurdson CJ, Hegenbart U, Schönland S, Fändrich M
    Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2016, 55(15), 4822-5
  • High Copy Numbers of Beta-Defensin Cluster on 8p23.1 Confer Genetic Susceptibility and Modulate the Physical Course of Hidradenitis Suppurativa/Acne Inversa.
    Giamarellos-Bourboulis* EJ, Platzer* M, Karagiannidis* I, Kanni T, Nikolakis G, Ulrich J, Bellutti M, Gollnick H, Bauer M, Zouboulis CC, Huse K
    J Invest Dermatol 2016 (epub ahead of print) * equal contribution
  • You Are What You Eat: Linking High-Fat Diet to Stem Cell Dysfunction and Tumorigenesis.
    Haller S, Jasper H
    Cell Stem Cell 2016, 18(5), 564-6

Recent FLI Press Releases

The population of Japan is ageing – just like that of Germany. Japanese scientists estimate that by 2030, 25.6 % of the country’s population will be...

Researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Kiel University have compiled all metabolic pathways of the model organism Caenorhabditis...

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft fördert Graduiertenkolleg „Molekulare Signaturen Adaptiver Stressreaktionen“ bis 2021 weiter.

Im Zuge der Ermittlungen des LKAs Thüringen am 10. Mai 2016 werden nun insgesamt 25 Tierversuchsreihen genauer überprüft. Die Institutsleitung des...