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Andrea Maier

Professorial Fellow General Medicine & Aged Care
Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
geriatrics & gerontology
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Andrea Maier

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
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Andrea Maier


After graduation in Medicine at the Medical University Lübeck (Germany) in 2003, Andrea Maier registered as specialist Internal Medicine-Geriatrician at the Leiden University Medical Centre (the Netherlands) in 2009. Contemporaneously she worked on translational research on ageing, defending her thesis on gerontopsychiatric-medical units in 2003 and on cellular senescence in 2008.

Her research is driven by her passion to unravel ageing mechanisms and the interaction of ageing and age-related syndromes and diseases, which eventually leads to counteracting interventions. Her research group particularly focuses on sarcopenia and cellular senescence and its influence on age related diseases. She conducts several observational and intervention studies. In 2012 she was appointed as Head of the Section Gerontology and Geriatrics at the VU University Medical Centre and the Amsterdam Centre on Aging, Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and in March 2013 as full Professor of Medicine, particularly Gerontology. In February 2016 she was appointed as Professor of Ageing at the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Since February 2016 she has worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as Divisional Director of Medicine and Community Care and as Professorial Fellow of Aged Care at the University of Melbourne, Australia.


Displaying the 7 most recent projects by Andrea Maier.

Additional Information

2016-2020 NeruroCIMT STW, Orthostatic hypotension in elderly, co-applicant (504k€)
2015-2019 H2020 PreventIT, Risk detection and prevention in ageing people (699k€)
2015-2019 H2020-MSCA-ITN PANINI, Influence of physical activity and nutrition on aging (511k€)
2015-2016 Nutricia Research grant, Muscle measures in older hospitalized patients (57k€)
2015 Fonds NutsOhra, Resilience – longer at home (39k€)
2014 LLP ERASMUS (code n. 2013-1-IT2-ERA 10-52928), Biology of Aging, summer school (62k€)
2014 Stichting Hofjes Codde en van Beresteyn, dissemination grant, co-applicant (8k)
2014-2017 EMIF-AD (No 115372), Definition of extreme phenotypes on resilience to dementia
2014 Clinical Nutrition award, most cited paper 2013, ESPEN, Geneva
2014-2015 Stichting Hofjes Codde en van Beresteyn, dissemination grant (14k€)
2014-2016 Nutricia Research grant, Dietary intake, physical activity and sarcopenia (80k€)
2013-2014 Nutricia Research grant, Nutrition and sarcopenia (50k€)
2011-2014 Unilever BBSRC Studentship, cooperation with University Glasgow and Unilever Colworth (UK), co-applicant (250k)
2010-2013 NGI/NWO grant 050-060-810, NCHA, WP leader Skin/cell ageing and health (200k€)
2010-2013 NGI/NWO grant 050-060-810, NCHA, WP leader Mobility and cognitive decline (100k€)
2010-2013 NGI/NWO grant 050-060-810, NCHA, Nutrient sensing, co-applicant (200k€)
2010-2012 ISAO, Blood-brain barrier permeability in Alzheimer’s disease, co-applicant (50k€)
2010-2014 STW-Perspectief, 10737, NeuroSIPE-BALROOM, co-applicant (200k€)
2009 Dutch Association of Internal Medicine award, best oral presentation (0.5k€)
2009-2013 FP7 program HEALTH-2007-2.4.5-10, MYOAGE ‘Understanding and combating age-related muscle weakness’, WP leader (800k€)
2008-2010 NGI/NWO grant 050-060-810, NCHA, WP leader cellular longevity (300k€)
2008 FP7 program LifeSpan, several grants to study CMV related changes of the immune system in middle aged subjects (22k€, 40k€, 50k€)
2008 European Biogerontology conference grant (1k€)
2008 Scandinavian twins study (advisor), conference grant, Denmark (1k€)
2008 Young Investigator Workshop grant, Croatia (1.5k€)

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Andrea Maier.




Professorial Fellow General Medicine & Aged Care

Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital

President-Elect Australian And New Zealand Society For Sarcopenia And Frailty Research

Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research

Steering Committee Member International Cell Senescence Association

International Cell Senescence Association

Fellowship The Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Invited Member Of The National Aged Care Research Network (Ahra) Representing The Melbourne Academic Centre For Health

National Aged Care Research Network



Professorial Fellow of Medicine and Aged Care & Full professor of Ageing,

University of Melbourne