Six different research units within BASE-II are involved in data collection and analysis.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

The medical part of the Berlin Ageing Study II (Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen and Prof. Dr. Ilja Demuth) is being conducted at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. For example, the researchers investigate the physical capacity, vision, and hearing of the participants. Within the research program information about the cardiovascular system, the musculoskeletal system and also about nutrition is gathered.

Prof. Dr. Ilja Demuth
Charité - Universitätsmedizin
Augustenburger Platz 1
D-13353 Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

In close collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Socio-Economic Panel at the German Institute for Economic Research Prof. Dr. Denis Gerstorf, Professor for Developmental Psychology at the Humboldt University Berlin, analyzes the psycho-social data within BASE-II.

Prof. Dr. Denis Gerstorf
Humboldt University Berlin
Developmental Psychology
Rudower Chaussee 18
12489 Berlin

Max Planck Institute for Human Development

At the Research Center Lifespan Psychology (Head: Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger) of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development participants take computer-supported tests regarding memory capacities, reading abilities, and risk behavior. They are also asked about their subjective judgment of their current personal health and how they think it will develop.

Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger

Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Lentzeallee 94
D-14195 Berlin

Socio-economic Panel at the German Institute for Economic Research

The Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) (Senior Research Fellow: Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner) at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin investigates the different living conditions and lifestyles of the BASE II participants and their significance for ageing.

Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner
Mohrenstr. 58
D-10117 Berlin

University of Lübeck

Genetic analyses carried out in collaboration with the University of Lübeck are intended to provide information about the effects of genetic differences on physical and mental development processes. The detailed information gathered from the genetic analysis at the Reserch Unit Molecular Genetics (Head: Prof. Dr. Lars Bertram) will be related to all the other medical and psychological findings.

Prof. Dr. Lars Bertram
University of Lübeck
Platform for Genome Analytics, Institutes of Neurogenetics &
Integrative and Experimental Genomics
Maria-Goeppert-Str. 1
23562 Lübeck

Centre for Medical Research, University of Tübingen

The immunological analysis is performed by the Tübingen Ageing and Tumour Immunology Group (TATI) at the University of Tübingen (Head: Prof. Dr. Graham Pawelec). They are analyzing immune parameters in the BASE-II participants in relation to their other studies on longevity, immunity and aging, vaccination, tumor immunity and immunotherapy, and Alzheimer's disease. 

Prof. Dr. Graham Pawelec
Centre for Medical Research, University of Tübingen
Waldhörnlestr. 22
D-72072 Tübingen

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