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
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
Published: Aug 11, 2016 2:27:25 PM
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
The IHA Seminar Series invites eminent speakers within the area of ageing research to present their work at UCL.
Academic year 2014-2015
November 19th 2014: Nicholas Wald, Queen Mary, 'The Polypill Concept in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.'
Lankester Lecture Theatre, Medawar Buiding, 12:00pm
January 21st 2015: Manuel Serrano, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre 'New anti-aging interventions: PI3K inhibition, and reprogramming-induced regeneration'
Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, 12:00pm
May 6th 2015: Aziz Aboobaker, Oxford University (title TBC)
Malet Place Engineering 1.02, 12:00pm
Academic year 2013-2014
March 12th 2014: Ralf Stanewsky, UCL 'Sensory systems and molecular mechanisms involved in synchronizing the Drosophila circadian clock'
April 2nd 2014: Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne 'Hexosamine pathway metabolites enhance protein quality control and prolong life'
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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