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Jorge Ivan Castillo Quan on Anti-Ageing research

'Anti-Ageing: Health or Beauty?' A guest blog by Jorge Ivan Castillo Quan, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition.

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/…/2…/07/07/anti-ageing-health-beauty/ More...

Published: Jul 8, 2015 11:51:04 AM

Talks from Gems Lab at International C. elegans Meeting

Dr Marina Ezcurra and Dr Alex Benedetto were both selected to speak at the recent International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles (June 24th-28th). The two talks described new breakthroughs in understanding the mechanisms by which age-related pathologies originate in C. elegans, and generated considerable interest. Alex also described a new stress-resistance assay based on death fluorescence, recently discovered in the Gems lab. For details of the C. elegans International Meeting see http://www.genetics-gsa.org/celegans/2015/ More...

Published: Jul 7, 2015 11:01:37 AM

Institute of Healthy Ageing hosts BSRA Annual Meeting

The 65th British Society for Research on Ageing Annual Meeting took place at the Institute of Healthy Ageing on July 1st-2nd 2015. Speakers at the conference included Claudio Franceschi (Bologna), Paul Shiels (Glasgow), Jesus Gil (Imperial), and Avan Aihie Sayer (Southampton). They also included several speakers from the IHA: Lazaros Foukas, who described how ageing can be slowed down in mice by reducing PI3 kinase signalling, Cathy Slack (whose talk was awarded the Korenchevsky Prize) spoke about how Ras signalling controls fruitfly ageing, and David Gems who gave a welcome address, including a discussion of “The ageing-disease false dichotomy”.
For further information about the meeting see http://www.bsra.org.uk/node/842 More...

Published: Jul 7, 2015 10:59:19 AM

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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