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March 26, 2018 | News | News

The poor are less healthy. But why?

To this day, we do not know whether being poor makes people ill or whether poor health leads to poverty. MPIDR researcher Rasmus Hoffmann has now investigated this relation and found that there is not one answer that applies to all stages of life. more

March 9, 2018 | News | News

Prize award for a MPIDR paper

On March 9, a paper published in the PNAS by MPIDR director Mikko Myrskylä and Alice Goisis and Berkay Özcan from the London School of Economics on low birth weight and cognitive development has been awarded a prize. more

March 7, 2018 | News | Call for papers

3rd Human Fertility Database Symposium

The MPIDR and the Vienna Institute of Demography invite to submit contributions to the 3rd Human Fertility Database Symposium. Deadline for abstract submission is June 1. more

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

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