Prof. Andrea Maier graduated in Medicine at the Medical University Lübeck (Germany, 2003) and registered as a specialist Internal Medicine-Geriatrics at the Leiden University Medical Centre (The Netherlands, 2009). Her research is driven by her passion to unravel ageing mechanisms and the interaction of ageing and age-related diseases, with a particular focus on sarcopenia. In 2013, she was appointed as full Professor of Gerontology at the VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Since February 2016 she is Divisional Director of Medicine and Community Care at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Professor of Medicine and Aged Care at the University of Melbourne (Australia). During the last 10 years she conducted multiple national and European observational studies as well as clinical trials and published more than 220 peer reviewed articles in international journals. Her innovative, multidisciplinary @Age research team works in the Netherlands (@AgeAmsterdam) and in Australia (@AgeMelbourne). She is an invited member of several international academic and health policy committees and the President-elect of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research to increase the visibility, quantity and quality of translational ageing research.