Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging (MaxO) is an interdisciplinary and international co-operation between researchers drawn from demography, epidemiology, medicine, biology, mathematics and statistics. The center conducts innovative research to discover the basic causes and key consequences of the age trajectories of survival, including also their policy implications.
Why Biology? Why Demography?
We study biodemography, the interdisciplinary field at the intersection of medicine, biology, evolution, mathematics, and demography. Although our focus is unitary, our research is highly interdisciplinary. Our research fundamentally deepens our understanding of the underlying evolutionary drivers of demographic patterns across the tree of life, and the causes and consequences of health and lifespan improvements in humans. These comprehensive insights will allow forecasting of future prospects and appreciation of the societal impacts of health and longevity improvements.