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Congratulations to Dr Teresa Niccoli on her paper in Current Biology

Congratulations to Dr Teresa Niccoli whose paper "Increased Glucose Transport into Neurons Rescues Ab Toxicity in Drosophila" has just been published in Current Biology by Cell Press. More...

Published: Aug 17, 2016 3:05:35 PM

ARUK funded post-doc position available at the IHA

The Institute of Healthy Ageing is currently seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work on the following ARUK-funded project.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two devastating, mid-life, neurodegenerative disorders for which no cure is currently available. Large expansions of a hexanucleotide GGGGCC-repeat in the first intron of the C9orf72 gene is the most common genetic cause of both ALS and FTD. We recently developed novel Drosophila models of C9orf72 repeat-induced neurodegeneration (Mizielinska et al Science 2014, 345:1192-1194).

This 3-year post-doctoral position will build on this work by investigating disease mechanisms in a range of C9orf72 fly lines using several approaches including genome-wide transcriptomic and translational analyses in both flies and iPSC-neurons. You will work as part of a collaborative team of investigators in the excellent and supportive scientific research community of UCL.

The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance by Alzheimer’s Research UK and is available from October 2016.

For full information and to apply please visit the UCL website at https://goo.gl/E5vk8j
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Published: Aug 11, 2016 2:27:25 PM

Lectureship for Alexandre Benedetto

Until recently an EU-funded postdoc in David Gems's lab, Alex Benedetto will shortly set up his own laboratory at the University of Lancaster, in the Department of Biomedical and Life Sciences. There he will continue his investigations of the biology of ageing in model organisms, particularly C. elegans. We wish Alex all the best in setting up his new lab! More...

Published: Jul 20, 2016 2:10:01 PM

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University College London
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The Institute of Healthy Ageing is situated within University College London's main campus on Gower Street and forms part of the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. This is the ideal location for an interdisciplinary institute, given our close proximity to a wide range of research institutes and hospitals in which ageing-related work is carried out; these include the UCL Institute of Neurology, the UCL Institute of Child Health, the London School of Pharmacy, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College Hospital.

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