Young scientists in the field of “Aging Research” are in great demand. The international market is almost empty. In Germany, this situation will not change in the short run. Furthermore, one can observe a broad implementation of gerontological issues in science, meaning aging research is not concentrated in one faculty but requires presence in many disciplines- the demand on well educated young scientists rises.
The NAR wants to take this rising demand into account and supported a few programs for young scientists:
13 PhD students of various disciplines deal with the topic Dementia. This postgraduate program is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
7 (post) graduates are involved in projects on aging chosen by themselves. These young scientists come from different disciplines that range from psychology, epidemiology, gerontology, music science to sports science. This project is supported by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.
The junior research group “Effects of physical activity and exercise on motor and cognitive performance in older adults” from Dr. Michael Schwenk aims to develop novel exercise and physical activity interventions for improving motor and cognitive performances in older adults
The junior research group "Drug safety in older adults / Oxidative stress and ageing" from Dr. Ben Schöttker addresses two topics and will conduct research about the relevance of medication problems at older age and whether indirect biomarkers of oxidative stress are associated with mortality and age-related diseases.
Single projects of young research scientists that are located at the NAR.
The seven floors in the Logo
of the NAR "building" represent
the seven cooperation partners,
which make up the virtual institute
and the network.