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Crypts and villi

With its length and multitude of folds and protrusions, the intestine represents the largest contact surface between our body and the food taken up…

Portrait of H. Melike Dönertas

In January 2023, the research group led by computational biologist H. Melike Dönertas began its work. It is starting with projects at the interface of…

WNT7A protein can increase muscle mass

WNT messenger proteins are crucial for a variety of cellular functions. A specific WNT messenger can increase muscle mass and improve regeneration in…

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.


The FLI has replaced its previous regulations with necessary measures and recommendations.

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