The Joint Doctorate Program ‘MOVE-AGE’, is funded by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus Mundus program. In the MOVE-AGE program approximately 50 PhD students will receive a fellowship to study how mobility can be maintained during ageing. Loss of mobility with ageing is a vast and rapidly growing social and economic problem worldwide. Within MOVE-AGE we will perform translational research to generate knowledge and to train a new generation of scientists to address this problem.

Each fellow will be supervised by top-level researchers from at least two of the three participating institutes: MOVE of VU University Amsterdam, the Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health of Manchester Metropolitan University and the Doctoral School Exercise and Physical Activity in Health and Disease of the K.U. Leuven.


Annual conference 2017

The annual conference took place in Manchester this year. Sauvik Das Gupta won the award for best presentation, but we enjoyed excellent presentations by all PhD students and a fascinating keynote by Dr. Aphrodite Vasilaki on the role of reactive oxygen species in neuromuscular ageing.

start-up course and methodological workshops

Professors Hans Degens and Neil reeves organised the start-up corse and methodological workshops at MMU in February 2016. As illustrated here Move-age fellows experienced first hand how fear of falling may affect motor control. An enthusiastically received social event was the visit to the Man U stadium.20160218_150215 ManU

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Application PhD Vacancies MOVE-AGE

Application for the Move-Age 2015 projects is closed.