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Gems Lab Summer Roundup

Congratulations to Jennifer Tullet (again!)

In September, Dr Jennifer Tullet will cease to be a postdoc, and take up
a Principle Investigator position running her own lab at the University
of Kent, where she will continue her investigations of ageing in C.
elegans. Jennifer also recently spoke at the American Aging Association
meeting in San Antonio, Texas, and recently published a paper entitled
“DAF-16 target identification in C. elegans: past, present and future”
in the journal Biogerontology.

Congratulations to Dr Yila de la Guardia!

Yila de la Guardia recently passed her Ph.D. viva (examiners, Prof Bart
Braeckman from the University of Ghent, and Dr Lazaros Foukas from the
IHA). Yila has now returned to Panama, and she is much missed.

New members of the lab

The lab welcomes three new members! Dr Yuan Zhao moved to the lab from
Cancer Research UK, London, where she worked on telomeres in fission
yeast with Dr Julie Cooper; and Dr Evgeniy Galimov from the National
Research Centre for Preventive Medicine, Moscow, where he worked on ROS
signalling and p66shc with Prof Viktor Skulachev. Both positions are
funded by the Wellcome Trust. Welcome also to Thanet Sornda who recently
started Ph.D. research in the lab. Thanet previously did a Master’s
degree at the Institute of Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, and
is funded by the state of Thailand.

News about David Gems

David gave various talks, e.g. at the Genetics of Aging and Longevity
meeting in Sochi (April), Russia, the British Society for Research on
Ageing meeting in Liverpool (July), and at Oxford and Cambridge
universities. He recently published two essays: 'What is an anti-aging
treatment?' Exp. Gerontol. (2014) 58: 14-18; and 'Evolution of sexually
dimorphic longevity in humans.' Aging (2014) 6: 84-91.
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Published: Sep 4, 2014 5:02:16 PM

Congratulations to Adam Dobson

Congratulations to Dr Adam Dobson who has been awarded a grant from the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics to study how the Drosophila gut changes in response to nutritional manipulations. This will establish a collaboration between the Piper lab and Dr Nicolas Buchon at Cornell University.
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Published: Sep 4, 2014 4:58:38 PM

Science Paper published

A recent Science article published by a team of UCL researchers including the IHA's Dr Teresa Niccoli sheds light into toxicity mechanisms. View the article here: http://goo.gl/2sgNCb More...

Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:24:04 AM

Seminar Series


The IHA Seminar Series invites eminent speakers within the area of ageing research to present their work at UCL.


Academic year 2013-2014

March 12th 2014: Ralf Stanewsky, UCL 'Sensory systems and molecular mechanisms involved in synchronizing the Drosophila circadian clock'

Roberts 309, 17:00

April 2nd 2014: Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne 'Hexosamine pathway metabolites enhance protein quality control and prolong life'

Medawar G01 Lankester LT, 13:00


Academic year 2012-2013

October 31st: Thomas Flatt, University of Vienna ‘Population Genomic Basis of Evolutionary Change in Drosophila Life History’

January 9th: Andrea Halpern, Backnell University, PA 'Music Cognition in Healthy Aging'

January 30th: Jane Mellor, University of Oxford ‘Exploiting model organisms and their genetics in a phenotypic high throughput screen for compounds to ameliorate age-related disorders'

May 15th: Thomas Nystrom, University of Gothenburg ‘Protein quality control in time and space - links to aging and age-related proteotoxicity’ 


Academic year 2011-2012

October 21st: Susan Ozzane, University of Cambridge ‘The developmental origins of metabolic health'

January 25th: Lynne Cox, University of Oxford ‘Progeroid WRN in DNA instability and ageing' February 8th: Alan Morgan, University of Liverpool ‘Using simple model organisms to study ageing and neurodegeneration'

April 25th: Daniel Promislow, University of Georgia, US ‘A network perspective on the evolution of ageing'

May 21st: Zachary Pincus, Yale University ‘Variability in Longevity and the Origins of Individuality’


Academic year 2010-2011

November 3rd: Andrzej Bartke, University of Springfield, Illinois ‘Long Healthy Life without growth hormone?’

January 19th: John Speakman, University of Aberdeen ‘An evolutionary perspective on the obesity epidemic – thrifty genes or drifty genes?’

February 2nd: Michael Ristow, University of Jena ‘Extending Lifespan by Increasing Oxidative Stress’

February 16th: Rudi Westendorp, Leiden University ‘The origin of human longevity’

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