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RFX7, a transcription factor and tumor suppressor.

Proteins that are frequently altered in tumors play a prominent role in cancer research. The protein RFX7, a largely unknown transcription factor, has…

Elderly person and young child

Throughout one’s life, the blood is constantly being replenished from blood stem cells. However, these cells lose their functionality in old age.…

Transcription factor C/EBPβ positively influences fat storage

The chronic nutritional and metabolic disease of obesity is characterized by an excessive increase in body fat and its accumulation in tissues. Those…

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 restrictive regulations by necessary basic measures and recommendations.

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