The gerontological research at the Danish Aging Research Center is strongly rooted both nationally and internationally.
The center consists of three research groups: The Aging Research Center at University of Southern Denmark, The Danish Centre for Molecular Gerontology, Aarhus University and Department of Social Medicine and Research Center for Preventional Health at Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. These three groups complement each other subject wise in a spectrum ranging from molecules to organs, humans and populations.
These three research groups benefit from access to a broad spectrum of material including clinical, biological and social data. These data are based on several cohort studies, in which a wide cross section of the population has been followed for up to 50 years, providing a strong basis for carrying out aging studies with a life-course-perspective.
Besides, all the databases are linked to relevant Danish registries such as Statistics Denmark and the Danish Twin Registry.
To insure the quality of the research, the Danish Aging Research Center has established an internal as well as an external advisory board. Both boards consist of international recognized researchers within gerontology.
The internal board consists of:
- Bernard Jeune, Associate Professor, the Aging Research Center, University of Southern Denmark.
- Vilhelm Bohr, Professor, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, USA.
- James W. Vaupel, Professor and Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
- Erik Lykke Mortensen, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen.
The external board consists of:
- Taina Rantanen, Professor, Finnish Center for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
- Boo Johansson, Professor, Department of Psychology, Göteborg University, Sweden.
- Hans Krokan, Professor, Institute of Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.