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Juulia Jylhävä

Assistant professor

About me

My main research interest is the aging-related frailty syndrome and  epigenetics and genetics of aging. I’m also conducting research into aging biomarkers, such as the epigenetic clock, cell-free DNA and inflammatory markers, and interested in studying how they operate at different stages of human aging.

Research description

Current projects:

• Examining the longitudinal relationship between DNA methylation and development of the frailty syndrome

• Analyzing the genetic determinants and heritability of frailty

• Assessing the predictive role of frailty on health span, mortality and morbidity

For a list of my publications, please visit my ResearchGate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Juulia_Jylhaevae/publications

Education

• PhD in Molecular Immunology (Biology of aging), University of Tampere, Finland 2013

• MSc in Molecular Biology, University of Jyväskylä Finland, 2006

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