Eline Slagboom

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials P.E.
Main position Hoogleraar UL
Disciplines Genetics
  Epidemiology and medical statistics
  Life sciences
Chair Moleculaire Epidemiologie
Domain Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Membership Member
Since 2021
Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Employed by Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Gebouw 2, kamer S-05-030
Postbus 9600
2300 RC Leiden
tel.  071 526 9731
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Why are some 90-year-olds still happily riding their bicycles while other people suffer multiple disorders as early as their 70s? Eline Slagboom has devoted her career to studying the genetic factors that stimulate healthy ageing and the biomarkers in blood that reveal biological age and are related to metabolism, inflammation, and the body’s bacterial composition. Slagboom conducted much of this research as Principal Investigator of the unique Leiden Longevity Study, which she also set up. She has broadened her approach in recent years as a board member of Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI-NL), in which she has initiated national studies on biomarkers and linked them to lifestyle interventions. She and her team have also examined the long-term effects of environmental factors before birth. Over the past thirty years, Slagboom has left a unique mark on research into ageing. Her success at exploring new avenues has put her at the top of her game.