One (1) PhD position is available for highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESR) as part of the new H2020, EU-funded, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Joint Training and Research Programme on Lifespan Regulation Mechanisms in Health and Disease “Healthage”.

Location: George Garinis Group, IMBB, FORTH

Objective of research: To dissect the functional relevance of impaired genome maintenance in chronic inflammation with advancing age.


PhD Studentships for the Thalis Program “GEnAge”: The role of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Aging and Longevity

With an ever growing proportion of elderly people in Western societies, there is an immense pressure to identify strategies to prevent or delay age-associated frailty and disease that is imperative for maintaining the health of our population, as well as European economy. With increased chronological age, aged individuals have an increased risk of developing numerous debilitating diseases, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, diabetes and cancer. However, in order to develop therapeutic strategies for delaying age-related pathology, a better understanding of the underlying causes of ageing is required.