Professor Linda Partridge was recently interviewed by Time Out London and features in today's issue ('Rad Scientists', Time Out, 20/09/2016). You can read the article via our Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/UCLInstituteofHealthyAgeing/
Published: Sep 20, 2016 11:43:25 AM
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
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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