Unsere zunehmend alternde Bevölkerung erfordert neue medizinische Ansätze im kompletten Gesundheitssystem. Ziel unseres Forschungsschwerpunktes ist die Entschlüsselung allgemeiner altersassoziierter Mechanismen, die zur neuronalen Erhaltung, der Zellreparatur und der Hirnplastizität beitragen. Durch die Aufklärung der Ursachen von Schmerz und Entzündungen sollen neue Behandlungsansätze gegen chronische Erkrankungen gefunden werden.
Research groups at JUH, or alliances JUH scientists are involved in:
Jena Center of Healthy Aging The center brings together clinician scientics from various disciplines to focus on the topic of ageing, to introduce new treatment strategies in age and age-related diseases, and to discuss clinically relevant issues on the subject.
Brainage The European consortium examines the influence of prenatal stress on the brain aging and is coordinated at JUH.
GRK 2155 ProMoAge The aim of the Research Training Group is to investigate posttranslational modifications (PTMs) of cellular proteins as key players in age progression. Scientists from the universities of Halle and Jena as well as from the Leibniz Institute of Age Research Jena combine their expertise from various fields of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, biomedicine and “omics”-based technologies to characterise PTM-mediated mechanisms of functional decline during ageing.
The innovation network aims to put the connection between social participation and health into public consciousness. Supported by eight research projects a health region is founded in Jena, which addresses health-related topics throughout the life span. The aim is to prevent modern diseases such as obesity and depression, and improve the quality of life in three different fields: "learning", "working" and "aging".
ElseKröner Graduate program Jena School for Ageing Medicine The research objective of program is to investigate targets for interventional strategies that counteract the age-related disorders of cellular and systemic function in various organ systems.