News & Press Releases

February 12, 2018 | News | News

New Chief Research Coordinator

On February 15, Beatrice Michaelis takes over the management of the Institute. Previously, the 38-year-old coordinated the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging) for almost two years. more

February 7, 2018 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Does migration contribute to African epidemics?

On February 27, Philippe Bocquier from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, will give a talk at the MPIDR about internal migration effects on AIDS, tuberculosis and non-communicable disease mortality in Kenya and South Africa. more

February 4, 2018 | News

Emilio Zagheni is new MPIDR director

Emilio Zagheni has been appointed new director of the MPIDR. The 36-year old Italian will head the Institute jointly with Mikko Myrskylä. One of Zagheni’s research priorities will be migration. more

January 16, 2018 | News | Rostock

Caravan of Science 2018

From January 12 to 24, the “Wissenskarawane” gives school students the opportunity to get insights into the research done at research institutes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On January 17, the MPIDR opens its doors to students. more

January 9, 2018 | News | Suessmilch Lecture

Biomarker-based metrics of health and aging

On January 16 Alan Cohen from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, will give a lecture at the MPIDR about biomarker-based metrics of general health and aging. more

December 21, 2017 | News | New Database

Which animals age, and how do they age?

A new database that collects data on the aging of various animal species goes online today. The open-access database is a valuable resource for researchers who study aging. more

December 18, 2017 | DeFo News

Improving life expectancy projections

A ranking of European countries by levels of work-life balance can be found in the new issue of “Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand.” Our quarterly newsletter also reports on how life expectancy projections can be improved. more

December 15, 2017 | News | News

The Future of Demography

More than a hundred population scientists met at the MPIDR to celebrate the 21st birthday of the institute. At the event, they bid farewell to founding director James Vaupel and discussed the future of their field. more

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