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Exciting developments from the IHA's contribution at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

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The IHA recently took part in the hugely successful Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition with a stand explaining current research on healthy ageing.  As a consequence of this, further invitations were received to participate in other events and the team has therefore already exhibited in Bangkok, Thailand at the invitation of The British Council and are due to take part shortly in the more local Bloomsbury Festival to be held on  20/21 October as well as a Science Exhibition in Brighton in the New Year.  Congratulations to Dr Matt Piper and his team from the Partridge, Piper, Gems and also Bahler labs for an excellent piece of public engagement.

Dr Ivana Bjedov awarded an ERC Starting Grant for her cancer research

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Congratulations to Dr Ivana Bjedov of the Partridge lab in the IHA who has been awarded 1,453,219 euros as part of an ERC Starting Grant to study cancer in Drosophila. The 5 year project will be conducted at the UCL Cancer Institute.

IHA awarded major Wellcome Trust grant

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Congratulations to Professors Linda Partridge and David Gems on their recent award of a £4.7m Wellcome Trust Strategic Award.  The project, entitled 'Biological determinants of ageing and late life health, and their pharmacological manipulation' will build on an earlier WTSA awarded in 2007.

EMBO grant awarded to Prof Jurg Bahler

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GEE's Prof Jurg Bahler has been awarded an EMBO grant of Euros 30,000 to fund a conference which he is organizing on 'Fission Yeast: Pombe 2013:  7th International Fission Yeast Meeting' which will be held at UCL 24-29 June 2013.

Is DNA the future of large-scale digital storage?

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20 August 2012

Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) talks about DNA, and why it could become a future option for storing large amounts of data. Watch: Channel 4 News

Launch of Centre for Biodiversity and Environmental Research

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GEE is proud to announce the launch of the Centre for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (CBER)a vibrant research centre bringing together UCL researchers from a range of departments across UCL including Life, Earth, Social, Computational and Mathematical Science directed by Prof Georgina Mace.

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