Focus of research
Georges Janssens is Assistant Professor in the Laboratory Genetic Metabolic Diseases, at the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC in The Netherlands. His work is focused on multi-omics data integration studying the molecular determinants of healthy aging. His research education has taken place in California, the UK, Sweden, and the Netherlands. During his postdoctoral work at the Karolinska institute in Stockholm, he pioneered transcriptome-based machine-learning enabled drug screening, an approach he continues to expand upon today in his independent research line. Dr. Janssens has been awarded several prestigious fellowships including the FEBS (2017) and the VENI (2019). He has authored over 30 publications, with recent first authorships in journals including Cell Metabolism and Cell Reports, and recent corresponding authorships in journals including EMBO Molecular Medicine and Biogerontology. He writes a popular-science blog that distills myths on aging (AgingIsBeautiful.com) and is passionate to develop healthy aging diagnostics and interventions that are accessible to the public.