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Research groups

Originally, AgeCap was a collaboration between five research groups, which are symbolized by the various leaves in our symbol the aok tree. After funding from the University of Gothenburg's initiative, UGOT Challenge in 2016, the centre was expanded to include researchers from five faculties and 15 institutions. We now conduct research on ageing and health within and between more than 20 different disciplines.

Our research groups and their research focus within AgeCap are presented below. Note that all projects within AgeCap are multidisciplinary, and researchers from different groups cooperate within the described areas. 

NEUROCHEM

- Neurochemical Pathophysiology and Diagnostics

studies biomarkers for various processes in the brain in order to examine the biochemical effect of new drugs and to study brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

LEXLIV

- Labour Market Exit and Living Conditions in Old Age

studies factors that affect individuals’ ability to have a long working life, and analyses the welfare implications of the generally more flexible and postponed age of retirement.

FRESH

- Frail Elderly Support Research Group

studies the concept of frailty in relation to older persons capability, and the impact that inter-professional and multidimensional interventions have on the potential to age well at home.

ADA-Gero

- Adult Development and Aging

has a multidisciplinary approach in studying ageing and development of older adults where genetic-, health- and socio-cultural factors are related to cognitive and emotional health.

EPINEP

- Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology

studies the interaction between age, secular trends, dementia, psychiatric and somatic illnesses, functional disability, neurobiology and genetics, primarily in the Gothenburg Population Studies.

AGEDEM

- Ageing, Democracy, Equality and Media

Contains researchers from journalism, media and communication, political science, and law, who study different aspects of ageing from social science perspectives.  For example, older persons and media, such as, digital divisions and the media image of older persons, consequences of ageing for democracy, and law and its interaction with older persons capability is studies. 

Contact: Maria Edström, maria.edstrom@gu.se  

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Study the role that the work place has for persons to remain working up to higher ages, and which factors that contribute to the individual continuing his work after the age of 62.

Contact: Kjell Torén, kjell.toren@amm.gu.se 

Cellular Aging and Protein Quality Control

Study relationships between protein quality control, ageing and neurodegenerative diseases.

Contact: David Öling, david.oling@gu.se

Ageing and society 

Study continuity and change related to living conditions of older persons in a historical perspective.

Contact: Ulrika Lagerlöf Nilsson, ulrika.lagerlof.nilsson@history.gu.se 

Natural Language Processing

Study linguistic symptoms and early cognitive decline as well as health literacy, capability and decision-making among older persons.

Contact: Dimitrios Kokkinakis, dimitrios.kokkinakis@svenska.gu.se

Health Economics 

Study for example the role that early life conditions has on health outcomes during the life course, and how an individual´s health status may affect the health of close relatives.

Contact: Kristian Bolin, kristian.bolin@gu.se 

Design Management

HDK has resently used Design Management to understand the relationship between older persons and healthcare providers in order to increase older persons’ capability to have a good social life. We now plan to explore more artistic roles of design and craft for the older population.

Contact: Ulf Dalnäs, ulf.dalnas@hdk.gu.se

Page Manager: Ingmar Skoog & Hanna Falk|Last update: 11/9/2018
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