Nationality American
Year of selection2014
InstitutionUniversity of Southern Denmark
RiskLife risks

Type of support


Granted amount

1 000 000 €

“How long will we live” is the question Prof. Vaupel is exploring through his analysis of the rise in life expectancy. He aims to explain the impact of genetics and the environment on aging through demography, biodemography and epidemiology research. He will develop new mortality forecasting methods based on historical empirical data on death rates. His results will be relevant to human societies, particularly retirement and health care systems.

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