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Congratulations to Dr Teresa Niccoli on her paper in Current Biology

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

ARUK funded post-doc position available at the IHA

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
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Published: Aug 11, 2016 2:27:25 PM

Lectureship for Alexandre Benedetto

Until recently an EU-funded postdoc in David Gems's lab, Alex Benedetto will shortly set up his own laboratory at the University of Lancaster, in the Department of Biomedical and Life Sciences. There he will continue his investigations of the biology of ageing in model organisms, particularly C. elegans. We wish Alex all the best in setting up his new lab! More...

Published: Jul 20, 2016 2:10:01 PM

Gems Lab News Summer Roundup

2 August 2013

Congratulations to Dr Filipe Cabreiro, who not only recently published two excellent reports (F. Cabreiro et al., 'Metformin retards aging in C. elegans by altering microbial folate and methionine metabolism.' Cell (2013) 153: 228-239, and F. Cabreiro and D. Gems. 'Worms need microbes too: Microbiota, health and aging in C. elegans.' EMBO Molecular Medicine (2013) In press), but has also been appointed to head his own lab at the UCL Department of Structural and Molecular Biology.

Other news:

In June Yila de la Guardia attended the 19th International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles, where she gave a talk entitled “Apoptotic hyperfunction causes gonadal atrophy in aging C. elegans.

Joining the lab is Ann Gilliat, starting a UCL/Wellcome Trust funded PhD.

Dr. Cassandra Coburn has now left the lab to work as a science writer, and is now at the journal Lancet Oncology.

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