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David Gems on BBC Radio 4 "Archive on 4"

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
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Published: Nov 30, 2016 12:53:17 PM

UCL Ageing Event blog post

Members of the IHA including Dr Nazif Alic and Dr Jenny Regan recently helped organise and participate in the highly successful UCL Ageing Event. This was the second Ageing Event and was targetted at post-doctoral researchers working in the ageing field across UCL. Emma Chambers, Research Associate in the Division of Infection and Immunity, has written a blog about the event.
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Published: Nov 18, 2016 2:53:13 PM

CNN news: How long can humans live?

Following her BBC interview Professor Linda Partridge spoke with CNN's Bianca Britton, whose article asks, "how long can humans live?" More...

Published: Oct 6, 2016 3:07:38 PM

Seminar Series


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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