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Max-Planck Odense Center


Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging (MaxO) is an interdisciplinary and international collaboration 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.

 

The Center has focusses on:

Research clusters

  1. Pace and Shape of Aging
  2. Forecasting  Health and Longevity
  3. Rate of Aging
  4. Conservation Demography
  5. Male-Female  Differences in Survival and Longevity
  6. Problematic Population Data


1: Pace and Shape of Aging

Lifespan varies dramatically, ranging from several years in crisis populations to many decades across time and place. We apply the pace shape framework to populations across the tree of life to uncover the key factors that determine patterns of birth and death. Go to...

Coordinator: Annette Baudisch 


2: Forecasting Health and Longevity

"How long will I live in good health?" This is a question of interest to individuals, physicians, public health officials, actuaries, demographers and policy makers.  Go to...

Coordinator: James W Vaupel
Deputy Coordinator: Vladimir Canudas-Romo


3: Rate of Aging

75-year-olds today are about as healthy as 65-year-olds were half a century ago.  People are growing old later in life - and we seek to understand why? Go to...

Coordinator: Jim W Vaupel


4: Conservation Demography

Reliable data on demographic traits are essential for conservation and research in ecology and evolution. DISKo is a metadatabase that collates and standardize data on 35,000 species.  Go to...

Coordinator: Dalia A. Conde


5: Male-Female Differences in Survival and Longevity

Today women enjoy a longer life than men in all countries of the world, but women tend to report poorer self-rated health. By studying the sex differences in health and survival; we aim to understand the mechanisms underlying this paradox. Go to...

Coordinator: Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen 


6: Problematic Population Data

Innovative approaches are nessesary when dealing with problematic population data. BaSTA is a tool that facilitates the estimation of age-specific mortality from complex ecological and historical datasets. Go to...

Coordinator: Fernando Colchero 


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