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August 2019, Attention to the results from the PhD thesis by Nikoletta Vidra by The Times:

May 2019, Attention to the PhD thesis by Nikoletta Vidra at the Voeding Online (in Dutch), an internet site with contemporary evidence- based nutritional information for professionals.

February 2019, our popular version of "Alcohol and gender gaps in life expectancy in eight Central and Eastern European countries" (Trias-Llimós & Janssen 2018 EJPH), appeared on N-IUSSP: IUSSP's online news magazine. See:, and was also published at the website of Neodemos. See:

February 2019, Attention for the PhD thesis by Lenny Stoeldraijer at the website of Statistics Netherlands (in Dutch)

February 2019, Attention for the PhD thesis by Sergi Trias Llimos at "GGZtotaal", a monthly Dutch e-magazine on mental healthcare.


July 2018, Fanny Janssen was interviewed for Experiment NL, an annual publication from NWO in collaboration with the Dutch popular science magazine Quest, about maximum human lifespan (Quest 178 Dec 2018 “125 in zicht”) (in Dutch).

March 2018 , The publication in Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand entitled "Weniger Alcohol, mehr Leben" [Less alcohol, more years of life] focused on our recently published work in International Journal of Epidemiology (Trias-Llimós et al. 2017). See:

January 2018, Fanny Janssen reacted to new research on the sex difference in life expectancy , “Vrouwen overleven hongersnood en epidemie beter dan mannen. De Volkskrant.


June/July 2017 , The Nature publication (and related Demos publication) on the maximum human life span resulted in various outreach activities, including interviews for CNN (Joop de Beer), LiveScience (Joop de Beer), Daily Mail (Fanny Janssen), BBC radio Scotland (Fanny Janssen), Channel 5 News (Fanny Janssen), Radio 2 (Joop de Beer), RTV Noord (Fanny Janssen), RTV Drenthe (Fanny Janssen) and news items for – among others -, the NRC Handelsblad, Dagblad van het Noorden, RTV Noord, consumed. See as well the article metrics.

April 2017, Fanny Janssen presented joint research with Joop de Beer (NIDI) on the future of life expectancy in the Netherlands to King Willem-Alexander. The King of the Netherlands visited the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), in his capacity as patron of the KNAW. See as well:

March 2017. The Pop Digest publication from Population Europe entitled "Better understanding of alcohol-related mortality trends in Europe: The role of cohort effects" focused on our recently published work in Addiction (Trias-Llimós et al. 2017).


August 2016, Fanny Janssen organizes the VIDI workshop called ‘Improving Mortality Forecasts’ in Mainz, Germany, in collaboration with the EAPS Health, Morbidity and Mortality Working Group. See workshop-improving-mortality-forecasts and

June 2016, Fanny Janssen and Joop de Beer were interviewed for a background article on forecasting mortality for the Netherlands. The article "een kijkje in de glazen bol van onze levensverwachting"  appeared 12/6 on

May 2016, Statistics Netherlands released a news item based on our publication in Demos “Sterke stijging van de kans om honderd te worden“. See:

February 2016, as part of the exhibition “How to get to 100 and enjoy it” that was hosted in The Hague and Groningen, June 2016, I wrote three texts for the general audience based on the VIDI project: ‘Roken en gerelateerde sterfte in Nederland’, ‘Obesitas in Nederland’, ‘Sterfte door overmatig alcoholgebruik in Nederland’

January 2016, Fanny Janssen organized the PRC-NIDI-HAPS Mortality & Ageing research meeting, Groningen, the Netherlands, in which the VIDI research team participated and presented


October 2015, Fanny Janssen was opponent at the PhD defense of Frederik Peters (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam) on 'Deviating trends in Dutch Life Expectancy: Explanation and Projection'

July 2015, Fanny Janssen appeared on with a reaction to new research on the sex difference in life expectancy.

June 2015, Fanny Janssen appeared on with a reaction to American research on the relationship between birth month and health later in life :

January 2015, Fanny Janssen was featured in the Lecturer of the year election of the University of Groningen:


October 2014, Fanny Janssen appeared on the front page of the website of the University of Groningen as scientist in focus:

October 2014, a video on Fanny Janssen’s VIDI research appeared on Unifocus, the University of Groningen's online video magazine

September 2014, Fanny Janssen was interviewed for the website of the University of Groningen ( and the international newsletter of the University of Groningen Worldwide (

May 2014, Fanny Janssen was interviewed by the university magazine (‘Universiteitskrant’) of the University of Groningen about obtaining the prestigious VIDI research grant. See

May 2014, Fanny Janssen was interviewed by Elsevier on her VIDI research “Smoking, alcohol and obesity - ingredients for improved and robust mortality projections”

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