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New York: Alumni Reception with Dr. Liesbeth Veenhoff

Wanneer:do 19-04-2018 19:30 - 22:00
Waar:McHale's, 251 West 51st street New York, NY 10019

We are happy to invite University of Groningen alumni to an event with a special guest: Dr. Liesbeth Veenhoff. We are lucky to have her as a speaker again!

What determines the way we age?
After the welcome word from the University of Groningen, Dr. Veenhoff will explain that the most common, terrible diseases all share one thing. Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Diabetes and Cancer are all very different diseases, but all manifest at an older age. What happens to our aging cells that makes us more susceptible to disease? What determines the way we age? Dr. Veenhoff is determined to understanding the process. To answer the immensely complex questions, Dr. Veenhoff looks at the biology of aging on a cell-level.

Liesbeth Veenhoff is an associate‚Äč professor at the UMCG, at the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA). The institute focuses on fundamental biological problems, and Dr. Veenhoff and her team research the cell nucleus: the 'treasure box' of our cells where DNA is stored.

She received her PhD cum laude in 2001 from the University of Groningen. Her PhD has provided her with a solid background in biochemistry and membrane biology. This inspired her to keep focusing on the role of nuclear transport in cellular aging.

Alumni has showed their support for the research of Dr. Liesbeth Veenhoff on the biology of aging. Dr. Veenhoff is in New York for her work with the Rockefeller University and would like to take this opportunity to meet alumni and share her work.

Please sign up before 17 April to be ensured that you have a spot. We are looking forward to meeting you!

19:30 Start and registration
20:00 Welcome by director Gerbrand Visser, Ubbo Emmius Fund of the University of Groningen
20:15 Presentation: The Biology of Aging by Dr. Liesbeth Veenhoff
20:45 Reception (drinks and light snacks will be served).
22:00 End