'Anti-Ageing: Health or Beauty?' A guest blog by Jorge Ivan Castillo Quan, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition.
Published: Jul 8, 2015 11:51:04 AM
Dr Marina Ezcurra and Dr Alex Benedetto were both selected to speak at the recent International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles (June 24th-28th). The two talks described new breakthroughs in understanding the mechanisms by which age-related pathologies originate in C. elegans, and generated considerable interest. Alex also described a new stress-resistance assay based on death fluorescence, recently discovered in the Gems lab. For details of the C. elegans International Meeting see http://www.genetics-gsa.org/celegans/2015/ More...
Published: Jul 7, 2015 11:01:37 AM
The 65th British Society for Research on Ageing Annual Meeting took place at the Institute of Healthy Ageing on July 1st-2nd 2015. Speakers at the conference included Claudio Franceschi (Bologna), Paul Shiels (Glasgow), Jesus Gil (Imperial), and Avan Aihie Sayer (Southampton). They also included several speakers from the IHA: Lazaros Foukas, who described how ageing can be slowed down in mice by reducing PI3 kinase signalling, Cathy Slack (whose talk was awarded the Korenchevsky Prize) spoke about how Ras signalling controls fruitfly ageing, and David Gems who gave a welcome address, including a discussion of “The ageing-disease false dichotomy”.
For further information about the meeting see http://www.bsra.org.uk/node/842 More...
Published: Jul 7, 2015 10:59:19 AM
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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