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Congratulations to Dr Adam Dobson on his paper in Cell Reports

Congratulatsions to Adam Dobson and Nazif Alic whose paper, "Nutritional Programming of Lifespan by FOXO Inhibition on Sugar-Rich Diets," has just been published in Cell Reports. Their study shows that a history of feeding on a high sugar-diet shortens lifespan and changes gene expression. These changes appear to be mediated by FoxO/Daf16 in both flies and worms More...

Published: Jan 11, 2017 10:42:21 AM

Welcome to Matías Fuentealba

The IHA extends a warm welcome to Matías Fuentealba who joins Linda Partridge’s group this week as a PhD student. Matias recently completed his Masters in Biological Sciences at the Universidad de Chile, where his work comprised a “study of the energetics and structural characteristics of NAD and NADP binding sites through statistical potentials.” Welcome to London Matías!
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Published: Jan 10, 2017 11:44:35 AM

David Gems on BBC Radio 4 "Archive on 4"

On Saturday, November 26 2016 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a 1 hr programme entitled "Logan's Run and Intergenerational War", presented by Ed Howker, with extensive contributions from IHA Co-Director Professor David Gems. The programme included in depth discussion of the impact of the ageing of populations, and the prospects for treatments for ageing to improve late-life health. Among other contributors to the programme were former Universities and Science minister David Willetts and the actress Jenny Agutter.

The programme is available for a short period via the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083j672#play
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Published: Nov 30, 2016 12:53:17 PM

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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