prof. dr. P.M. Lansdorp
Peter Lansdorp (MD, PhD) was born and raised in the Netherlands. In 1985 he moved to the Terry Fox Laboratory at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, where he worked on the purification and biology of human and murine hematopoietic stem cells. This work led him to studies of telomere biology for which his laboratory developed fluorescence in situ hybridization (Q-FISH) techniques. These techniques have become standard in the telomere field and the role of telomeres and telomerase in human (patho-) biology remains an important area of interest. Other current interests are related to gene expression in single cells in relation to DNA replication and the role of genome stability and integrity in ageing. For such studies his laboratory developed novel reagents and single cell DNA sequencing techniques. In 2011 he became the first Scientific Director of the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. ERIBA is focused on the molecular mechanisms involved in ageing.
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