THYRAGE is a EC funded H2020 research project that will investigate the effects of thyroid hormone on a wide range of age-related diseases, including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, neurological disorders and sarcopenia. Knowledge generated in this innovative project is needed to develop new strategies to prevent and treat these diseases in the elderly.

Our Mission

To achieve our mission, over a period of five years (2016-2021), experts from five European countries are joining forces in THYRAGE: resetting the THYRoid axis for prevention of AGE-related diseases and co-morbidities.

Our Partners

  • Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • CNRS, Paris, France
  • Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • University of Naples, Naples, Italy
  • The Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
  • Pepscan, Lelystad, the Netherlands


On the 1st of October 2020, Maxime Bos, one the PhD candidates supervised by THYRAGE investigator Diana van Heemst, defended her PhD thesis at the Leiden University.