Erasmus Rotterdam Health Research (ERGO) celebrates its 20th anniversary

The Rotterdam Study is famous throughout the world and very successful. On Saturday, January 30, 2010, the Rotterdam Study celebrated its 20th anniversary with a congress at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. Present were the mayor of Rotterdam,  Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ronald Plasterk, who once was one of the ERGO researchers.  Prof. dr. A. Hofman, professor in Epidemiology, and proud founder of  ERGO, speaks of the many medical discoveries till now. Among other, more than a hundred new genes have been discovered related to disease. Source: ERGO nieuws najaar 2009