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New York: Alumni Reception with Dr. Liesbeth Veenhoff

When:Th 19-04-2018 19:30 - 22:00
Where:McHale's, 251 West 51st street New York, NY 10019

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

"Liesbeth Veenhoff held an interesting presentation about her research on healthy aging. Liesbeth and the team thanked the alumni circle in New York for their financial contribution, and explained how it has helped her team. Afterwards, the alumni enjoyed catching up with each other!", says Annette van der Feltz enthusiastically. She is an active member of the NY Alumni Committee.

What determines the way we age?
After the welcome word from the University of Groningen, Dr. Veenhoff explained 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.

We are looking forward to seeing you again for the next event in New York!

Kind regards,
NY Alumni Committee &
Alumni Relations & Fundraising Office, the University of Groningen