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RIDE II (Research Institute of Diseases in the Elderly)Research Programme


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Summary of key aims

The main task of RIDE (Research Institute of Disease in the Elderly) is to induce top-quality research groups to perform, on an internationally competitive level, fundamental biomedical research into the aetiology of diseases in the elderly.
The specific objectives of the institute are:
to elucidate the underlying biological causes of selected diseases
to identify determinants as a basis for designing effective preventive measures
to apply acquired knowledge to prevention, diagnosis and therapy of the selected diseases
to improve the quality of life of the elderly

The central epidemiological population (the Rotterdam Study) is the basis of the institute's activities. Research is performed in the following four research themes:
cell-biological and genetic determinants of ageing and Alzheimer's disease
search for genetic and environmental factors predisposing for atherosclerosis
the role of endocrine factors in the pathogenesis of diseases in the elderly
genome stability and ageing

Management contact

Inesz van Benten
+31(0)70-349 5279
P.O. Box 93245,
2509 AE The Hague
The Netherlands

Admin contact

+31(0)70-349 5279
P.O. Box 93245,
2509 AE The Hague
The Netherland

Scientific contact

Bert Hofman
Postbus 1738
3000 DR

Funding contact

Gerard Dekker
Ministry of Health Welfare and Sport
PO Box 20350
2500 EJ The Hague

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