Congratulations to IHA MRes students Michael Shannack, Nattaphong Rattanavirotkul, Adam Summerfield and Parina Patel. All four received a well-deserved Distinction in their Masters course. We wish them all the best for the future. More...
Published: Sep 19, 2014 3:20:37 PM
In their recent paper in PLOS Genetics Alic and co-workers explore the complex relationship between Drosophila foxo, a transcription factor with evolutionarily conserved role in ageing, and Anterior open, an ETS-family transcription factor that is a direct target of dFOXO in the adult gut and whose activation can extend lifespan.
The paper is entitled, "Interplay of dFOXO and Two ETS-Family Transcription Factors Determines Lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster"
View the article here: http://tinyurl.com/off4cqq More...
Published: Sep 19, 2014 9:58:55 AM
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.
Published: Sep 4, 2014 5:02:16 PM
Professor Dame Linda Partridge DBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
Education and Academic Positions
1968 - 1971 Undergraduate Studies, University of Oxford, UK - B.A. Zoology 1st Class
1971 - 1974 D.Phil., University of Oxford
1974 - 1976 NERC post-doctoral fellow, University of York
1976 - 1992 Demonstrator, Lecturer, Reader, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh
1994 - present Weldon Professor of Biometry, University College London
1997 - 2002 NERC Research Professor, University College London
2002 - 2007 BBSRC Professorial Fellowship, University College London
2007 - present Director, Institute of Healthy Ageing, University College London
2008 - present Found Director, Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
1992. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
1996. Fellow of the Royal Society
2000. Frink medal of the Zoological Society of London
2002. Sewall Wright Award of the American Society of Naturalists
2003. CBE, awarded for Services to Evolutionary Biology
2004. Fondation IPSEN Longevity Prize
2004. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of St Andrews
2004. Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
2004. The Lord Cohen Medal, British Society for Research on Ageing
2004. Member, European Academy of Sciences
2005. Medal of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
2005. Member of EMBO
2006. Living Legend, Help the Aged
2008. Thomassen a Thuessink Medal, University of Groningen, Netherlands
2009. Darwin-Wallace medal, The Linnean Society of London
2009. Women of Outstanding
Achievement award for Science Discovery, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UKRC
2009. Royal Society Croonian Prize Lecture
2009. Dame Commander of the British Empire, awarded for Services to Science
2010. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2011. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Oxford
2011. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Bath
2012. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Brighton
2007 - 2012. Wellcome Trust Strategic Award. Genomic and biochemical analysis of ageing and age-related disease. (joint with Prof J Thornton, Prof Withers & Prof Gems).
2009 - 2013. MRC. A detailed network of transcriptome regulation associated with life-span extension in model organisms.
2009 - 2012. Age UK. Testing the role of autophagy in improving health during ageing.
2009 - 2013. Alzheimer’s Research Trust - An investigation of the role of the ageing process in Alzheimer’s Disease (joint with Prof. S. Lovestone).
2010 - 2012. AFAR – 2010 Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Ageing.
2011 - 2016. EU FP7 Advanced Grant Award – Integrated research on Developmental determinants of Aging and Longevity.
2011 - 2016. ERC - Experimental Research on Ageing.
2013 - 2018. Wellcome Trust Strategic Award. Biological determinants of ageing and late life health, and their pharmacological manipulation (joint with Prof J Thornton, Prof Withers & Prof Gems).
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