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Gems Lab Summer Roundup

Congratulations to Jennifer Tullet (again!)

In September, Dr Jennifer Tullet will cease to be a postdoc, and take up
a Principle Investigator position running her own lab at the University
of Kent, where she will continue her investigations of ageing in C.
elegans. Jennifer also recently spoke at the American Aging Association
meeting in San Antonio, Texas, and recently published a paper entitled
“DAF-16 target identification in C. elegans: past, present and future”
in the journal Biogerontology.

Congratulations to Dr Yila de la Guardia!

Yila de la Guardia recently passed her Ph.D. viva (examiners, Prof Bart
Braeckman from the University of Ghent, and Dr Lazaros Foukas from the
IHA). Yila has now returned to Panama, and she is much missed.

New members of the lab

The lab welcomes three new members! Dr Yuan Zhao moved to the lab from
Cancer Research UK, London, where she worked on telomeres in fission
yeast with Dr Julie Cooper; and Dr Evgeniy Galimov from the National
Research Centre for Preventive Medicine, Moscow, where he worked on ROS
signalling and p66shc with Prof Viktor Skulachev. Both positions are
funded by the Wellcome Trust. Welcome also to Thanet Sornda who recently
started Ph.D. research in the lab. Thanet previously did a Master’s
degree at the Institute of Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, and
is funded by the state of Thailand.

News about David Gems

David gave various talks, e.g. at the Genetics of Aging and Longevity
meeting in Sochi (April), Russia, the British Society for Research on
Ageing meeting in Liverpool (July), and at Oxford and Cambridge
universities. He recently published two essays: 'What is an anti-aging
treatment?' Exp. Gerontol. (2014) 58: 14-18; and 'Evolution of sexually
dimorphic longevity in humans.' Aging (2014) 6: 84-91.
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Published: Sep 4, 2014 5:02:16 PM

Congratulations to Adam Dobson

Congratulations to Dr Adam Dobson who has been awarded a grant from the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics to study how the Drosophila gut changes in response to nutritional manipulations. This will establish a collaboration between the Piper lab and Dr Nicolas Buchon at Cornell University.
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Published: Sep 4, 2014 4:58:38 PM

Science Paper published

A recent Science article published by a team of UCL researchers including the IHA's Dr Teresa Niccoli sheds light into toxicity mechanisms. View the article here: http://goo.gl/2sgNCb More...

Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:24:04 AM

Gems Lab News - Winter Roundup

15 January 2014

Congratulations to Jennifer Tullet

Warmest congratulations to Dr Jennifer Tullet (Gems lab) whose paper “DAF-16/FoxO directly regulates an atypical AMP-activated protein kinase gamma isoform to mediate the effects of insulin/IGF-1 signaling on aging in C. elegans” was recently accepted for publication by the journal PLoS Genetics. Jennifer also presented this work at the British Society for Research on Ageing annual conference and received the Koncharevsky Award for best talk by an up and coming scientist. This award will allow her to attend and speak at the American Aging Association meeting in San Antonio, Texas in 2014. Furthermore, she was one of five people from UCL recently selected for the Aurora programme for women in leadership positions in Higher Education!

Departures from the Gems lab

Farewell from the Gems lab to Dr Michèle Riesen, who recently moved to a new job at Oxford University, and to Inna Feyst, who returned to Potsdam University, after an 8 month research stint in the Gems lab.

Congratulations to Filipe Cabreiro!

Warmest congratulations also to Dr Filipe Cabreiro who was recently awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship from the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust, initially for 5 years. Filipe recently established his lab at the UCL Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, working on aging in C. elegans, and remains affiliated with the Institute of Healthy Ageing.

Growing popularity of Biology of Ageing course

This year more students than ever took the popular 20 lecture module Biology of Ageing, run by staff from the Institute of Healthy Ageing. This year 105 students final year undergraduates and masters students took the course, compared to 35 in 2005 when the course was first run.

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