In the DynAge Focus Area (Disease in Human Aging – Dynamics at the Level of Molecules, Individuals, and Society), age-related disease processes will be investigated using an interdisciplinary approach. The involved researchers aim to gain a fundamental understanding of the origin and development of acute and chronic diseases over the lifespan of individuals. What are the consequences for the patients and their families and friends, and ultimately, for society? Such knowledge is gaining in significance in light of demographic change.
The DynAge Focus Area aims to contribute to the existing knowledge in this field. Researchers in the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities who are based at Freie Universität Berlin will investigate these issues jointly with medical experts at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the joint medical school of Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität, as well as the German Institute of Human Nutrition and other collaborating partners.
The main emphasis will be placed on four disease groups:
These four groups of diseases will be investigated from three different perspectives:
Using a comparative approach, they will also study how demographic changes affect the health systems of different countries. DynAge is part of excellent research networks. In addition to having a high concentration of universities and independent research institutions, the Berlin-Brandenburg region can be regarded as a model region for aging societies and is thus a particularly well-suited location for application-oriented cutting-edge research on site.
Information about the Focus Area is presented in an information brochure. Print versions of all the focus area brochures are available in German and English and can be obtained from the coordinators of DynAge, the Center for Research Strategy (CRS), or the Office of News and Public Affairs.
Projet Administrator: Sascha Amann, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please see the DynAge website.