Congratulatsions to Adam Dobson and Nazif Alic whose paper, "Nutritional Programming of Lifespan by FOXO Inhibition on Sugar-Rich Diets," has just been published in Cell Reports. Their study shows that a history of feeding on a high sugar-diet shortens lifespan and changes gene expression. These changes appear to be mediated by FoxO/Daf16 in both flies and worms More...
Published: Jan 11, 2017 10:42:21 AM
The IHA extends a warm welcome to Matías Fuentealba who joins Linda Partridge’s group this week as a PhD student. Matias recently completed his Masters in Biological Sciences at the Universidad de Chile, where his work comprised a “study of the energetics and structural characteristics of NAD and NADP binding sites through statistical potentials.” Welcome to London Matías!
Published: Jan 10, 2017 11:44:35 AM
On Saturday, November 26 2016 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a 1 hr programme entitled "Logan's Run and Intergenerational War", presented by Ed Howker, with extensive contributions from IHA Co-Director Professor David Gems. The programme included in depth discussion of the impact of the ageing of populations, and the prospects for treatments for ageing to improve late-life health. Among other contributors to the programme were former Universities and Science minister David Willetts and the actress Jenny Agutter.
The programme is available for a short period via the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083j672#play
Published: Nov 30, 2016 12:53:17 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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