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
Congratulations to Dr Teresa Niccoli whose paper "Increased Glucose Transport into Neurons Rescues Ab Toxicity in Drosophila" has just been published in Current Biology by Cell Press. More...
Published: Aug 17, 2016 3:05:35 PM
The Institute of Healthy Ageing is currently seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work on the following ARUK-funded project.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two devastating, mid-life, neurodegenerative disorders for which no cure is currently available. Large expansions of a hexanucleotide GGGGCC-repeat in the first intron of the C9orf72 gene is the most common genetic cause of both ALS and FTD. We recently developed novel Drosophila models of C9orf72 repeat-induced neurodegeneration (Mizielinska et al Science 2014, 345:1192-1194).
This 3-year post-doctoral position will build on this work by investigating disease mechanisms in a range of C9orf72 fly lines using several approaches including genome-wide transcriptomic and translational analyses in both flies and iPSC-neurons. You will work as part of a collaborative team of investigators in the excellent and supportive scientific research community of UCL.
The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance by Alzheimer’s Research UK and is available from October 2016.
For full information and to apply please visit the UCL website at https://goo.gl/E5vk8j
Published: Aug 11, 2016 2:27:25 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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