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Prof David Gems on BBC1's 'Bang Goes The Theory' 31/03/2014

The IHA's David Gems will feature in the upcoming episode of  ‘Bang Goes the Theory’ which airs on Monday 31st March at 7.30pm on BBC1 and iPlayer. The episode focuses on ageing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lwxj1 More...

Published: Mar 27, 2014 4:38:10 PM

4 year PhD studentship in the IHA available

A 4 year PhD studentship to study under the supervision of Dr Nazif Alic is now available. The project will examine how genetically or pharmacologically induced changes to gene expression, at the level of transcriptional regulation, extend healthy lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster. To explore this question the student will use a broad range of techniques, including fly genetics and physiology, molecular biology, microscopy, protein chemistry and genomics. The student will gain a broad training in basic biogerontology that will prove relevant to a career in any of the currently relevant aspects of ageing and ageing related-disease. More...

Published: Mar 25, 2014 10:08:50 AM

Dr Jorge Iván Castillo Quan receives Faculty Prize

Congratulations to the IHA's Dr Jorge Iván Castillo Quan who last week was awarded 1st prize for best poster/presentation at the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences Symposium. This follows his earlier success at UCL Faculty of Life Sciences Research Day held in September 2013, where he also won 1st prize. Well done Jorge!
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Published: Feb 25, 2014 3:24:12 PM

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


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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