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CNN news: How long can humans live?

Following her BBC interview Professor Linda Partridge spoke with CNN's Bianca Britton, whose article asks, "how long can humans live?" More...

Published: Oct 6, 2016 3:07:38 PM

Linda Partridge interviewed for BBC News on Vijg Nature Paper

On Wednesday, October 5 2016 IHA Director Professor Linda Partridge was interviewed on the BBC 6 O'Clock News about the recent Nature paper by Jan Vijg. The Nature paper entitled "Evidence for a limit to human lifespan" suggests a maximum upper age limit for humans and Prof Partridge was asked to comment on this.

Published: Oct 6, 2016 11:58:50 AM

Linda Partridge and the IHA feature interview with Time Out London

Professor Linda Partridge was recently interviewed by Time Out London and features in today's issue ('Rad Scientists', Time Out, 20/09/2016). You can read the article via our Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/UCLInstituteofHealthyAgeing/

Published: Sep 20, 2016 11:43:25 AM

Further Information

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 for Women

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

Current Funding

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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