'Anti-Ageing: Health or Beauty?' A guest blog by Jorge Ivan Castillo Quan, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition.
Published: Jul 8, 2015 11:51:04 AM
Dr Marina Ezcurra and Dr Alex Benedetto were both selected to speak at the recent International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles (June 24th-28th). The two talks described new breakthroughs in understanding the mechanisms by which age-related pathologies originate in C. elegans, and generated considerable interest. Alex also described a new stress-resistance assay based on death fluorescence, recently discovered in the Gems lab. For details of the C. elegans International Meeting see http://www.genetics-gsa.org/celegans/2015/ More...
Published: Jul 7, 2015 11:01:37 AM
The 65th British Society for Research on Ageing Annual Meeting took place at the Institute of Healthy Ageing on July 1st-2nd 2015. Speakers at the conference included Claudio Franceschi (Bologna), Paul Shiels (Glasgow), Jesus Gil (Imperial), and Avan Aihie Sayer (Southampton). They also included several speakers from the IHA: Lazaros Foukas, who described how ageing can be slowed down in mice by reducing PI3 kinase signalling, Cathy Slack (whose talk was awarded the Korenchevsky Prize) spoke about how Ras signalling controls fruitfly ageing, and David Gems who gave a welcome address, including a discussion of “The ageing-disease false dichotomy”.
For further information about the meeting see http://www.bsra.org.uk/node/842 More...
Published: Jul 7, 2015 10:59:19 AM
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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