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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.