Institute of Healthy Ageing


Seminar Series

The IHA Seminar Series invites eminent speakers within the area of ageing research to present their work at UCL. 

27/11/2017: Alexei Maklakov, University of East Anglia, 'Why do we age: linking evolutionary causes with proximate mechanisms'

07/09/2017: Ritwick Sawarkar, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany, 'Chaperones@chromatin.nucleus: implications in development, ageing and evolution'

27/07/2017: Matt Piper, Monash University, Australia, 'Effects of amino acid balance on Drosophila physiology'

02/11/2016: Olivia Casanueva, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, 'Using inter-individual variability in gene expression to infer gene network architecture during ageing'

05/04/2016: Lisbet Temmerma, KU Leuven, Holland, 'Regulatory signals from the C. elegans nervous system involved in yolk production or ageing'

09/12/2015: James Jepson, UCL, 'How neuronal activity and synaptic function is regulated at the genetic level'

30/10/2015: Rebecca Clark, Durham University, 'Dysbiosis and immune function in the ageing intestine'

06/05/2015: Aziz Aboobaker, Oxford University, 'Flatworms as a model system for studying ageing, cancer and regeneration'

30/04/2015: Stathis Gonos, NHRF Greece, 'Proteasome activation as an anti-ageing strategy'

21/01/2015: Manuel Serrano, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, 'New anti-aging interventions: PI3K inhibition, and reprogramming-induced regeneration'

19/11/2014: Nicholas Wald, Queen Mary, 'The Polypill Concept in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.'

02/04/2014: Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne 'Hexosamine pathway metabolites enhance protein quality control and prolong life' =

12/03/2014: Ralf Stanewsky, UCL, 'Sensory systems and molecular mechanisms involved in synchronizing the Drosophila circadian clock'

5/05/2013: Thomas Nystrom, University of Gothenburg, ‘Protein quality control in time and space - links to aging and age-related proteotoxicity’

30/01/2013: Jane Mellor, University of Oxford, ‘Exploiting model organisms and their genetics in a phenotypic high throughput screen for compounds to ameliorate age-related disorders'

09/01/2013: Andrea Halpern, Backnell University, PA 'Music Cognition in Healthy Aging'

31/10/2012: Thomas Flatt, University of Vienna, ‘Population Genomic Basis of Evolutionary Change in Drosophila Life History’

21/05/2012: Zachary Pincus, Yale University, ‘Variability in Longevity and the Origins of Individuality’

25/04/2012: Daniel Promislow, University of Georgia, US ‘A network perspective on the evolution of ageing'

08/02/2012: Alan Morgan, University of Liverpool, ‘Using simple model organisms to study ageing and neurodegeneration'

25/01/2012: Lynne Cox, University of Oxford, ‘Progeroid WRN in DNA instability and ageing'

21/10/2011: Susan Ozzane, University of Cambridge, ‘The developmental origins of metabolic health'

16/02/2011: Rudi Westendorp, Leiden University, ‘The origin of human longevity’

02/02/2011: Michael Ristow, University of Jena, ‘Extending Lifespan by Increasing Oxidative Stress’

19/01/2011: John Speakman, University of Aberdeen, ‘An evolutionary perspective on the obesity epidemic – thrifty genes or drifty genes?’

03/11/2010: Andrzej Bartke, University of Springfield, Illinois ‘Long Healthy Life without growth hormone?’