IHA Director Professor Linda Partridge is one of the organisers of the new Wellcome Trust Conference on Healthy Ageing being held 18-20 May 2015.
Ageing can lead to declining health and function, and it is the major risk factor for cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease. This new Wellcome Trust conference will focus on recent discoveries and current challenges in ageing research, with a focus on translating basic research insights into health improvement for older people. We aim to explore the mechanisms of ageing in cells, tissues and organisms in order to identify interventions that can ameliorate its negative effects. The meeting will also emphasise the connection between discoveries made in model organisms and mechanisms leading to healthy ageing in humans.
The meeting is aimed at scientists, clinicians and drug developers involved in research into ageing and other relevant fields. We welcome the submission of abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.
Topics will include: Human ageing Stem cells and cellular senescence, Physiology of homeostasis, Nutrition and metabolism, Genome stability, Epigenetics, Systems biology, Drug developmen. More...
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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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