Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:24:04 AM
In a recent competition organised by the biotech company KNUDRA TRANSGENICS three members of the IHA were awarded prizes to make custom transgenic animals.
Second prize $3000 to Nuria Vergara to develop the project "Can human FOXO3a replace DAF-16 to promote longevity in C. elegans?" using CRSPR technology.
Third prize £1500 to Jennifer Tullet to investigate "How do translational errors affect longevity and health in C. elegans?"
Sixth prize $500 to Lamia Mestek to expand our knowledge in "Understanding the role of DAF-16 transcription factor in longevity"
The results of the competition can be checked in the following link: http://knudragrants.knudra.com/?page_id=39
Congratulations to all the winners!!!
Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:10:57 AM
The Wellcome Trust’s online publication, Mosaic, have released a new video ‘Until’, an exploration of ageing which asks the question, ‘how long would you like to live?’. The video includes interviews with leading ageing scientists (including the IHA's David Gems and Linda Partridge), transhumanists, elderly people and the young children and asks them when they think would be an appropriate time to die, if they had the choice. It also explores the possibilities and realities of extended lifespans in the future. The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/BsUZHyh4n-c More...
Published: Aug 6, 2014 11:44:15 AM
Aims of the Partridge Lab
The aim of our research is to discover genes and
mechanisms that determine the rate of ageing. We collaborate with
other laboratories to determine if these processes show evolutionary
conservation. Most of our work is conducted with the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster through comparison with C.elegans and then with the mouse.
Our work focuses particularly on the insulin/IGF-like signalling pathway, dietary restriction and resistance to stress. We are interested also in the physiological mechanisms that force organisms to make trade-offs, such as that between high nutrient intake and high reproductive rate, on one hand and slow ageing on the other.
Our work is financed by The Wellcome Trust, the European Commission, ERC, MRC, The Alzheimer's Research UK, The Glenn Foundation, Age UK and the Max Planck Institute.
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