The ladies of the IHA who this year will be participating in Cancer Research UK's 'Race for Life' successfully held a bake sale on Wednesday and raised an impressive £290 towards their total goal! A huge variety of delicious cakes, generously baked by the team and their friends from the IHA, were snapped up by hungry staff and students alike. Thanks team and well done! If you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause please visit the team's JustGiving page at: http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org More...
Published: May 10, 2013 10:26:26 AM
We are delighted to announce that the 'Green-Darwin' Green Impact Team has won two Bronze Awards which were presented by the Provost at an Awards Ceremony held last week. The IHA's Giovanna Vinti secured the first award for 'Green-Darwin Labs' and the 'Green Darwin' team won a second.
These fantastic achievements form part of the efforts of the wider UCL community in pressing forward the green agenda. Awards went to teams across UCL for work that included putting up awareness-raising notices and posters encouraging people to switch off lights and equipment when not needed, potentially saving 7,038kg CO2 per year; and likewise to print and photocopy double-sided, potentially saving 108,594kg CO2 and £40,220 on resource costs this year across the institution. More...
Published: Apr 30, 2013 10:37:33 AM
Congratulations to Carolina Soto Palma, an MRes student under the supervision of Dr. Gene Schuster, who has been awarded one of only ten UCL Graduate School bursaries to attend The Times Cheltenham Science Festival. More...
Published: Apr 24, 2013 3:37:38 PM
The Institute of Healthy Ageing (Director: Prof Dame Linda Partridge,
DBE, FMedSci, FRS, FRSE) is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence
for research on the biology of ageing and ageing-related diseases.The
biological process of ageing contributes to increased risk of a wide
range of diseases, from neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's and
Parkinson's disease) and cancer to cardiovascular disease (causing
heart attack and stroke) and age-related macular degeneration (causing
blindness in the elderly).
Our primary purpose is to bring together
researchers working on the basic biology of ageing (biogerontology) with
those working to understand the causes of ageing-related disease. By
merging the two, we aim
to develop a new translational biogerontology using the ageing process
as a point of intervention to protect against the diseases of old age.
Our goal is to improve the health and quality of life for older people.
The work of the Institute of Healthy Ageing is pursuing these ends by:
- Conducting world class research on the biology of ageing and ageing-related disease
- Increasing capacity in research on the biology of ageing by training new researchers and nurturing the work of younger principal investigators
- Teaching about the biology of ageing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
problem of ageing is not just an issue of biology, but also of social
science, economics and the built environment. A secondary aim of the
Institute is to nurture broader collaborations across UCL between
researchers working on different aspects of ageing.
We aim, through our combined activities, to transform healthcare technology and the social conditions of the elderly to create a future society in which the lives of older people are healthy, meaningful and happy.
Our facilities are shared with the associated Bähler Lab, headed by Professor Jürg Bähler - for more information on his work, please see here.
work of the Institute is funded by a variety of sources including UCL
itself, the ERC, BBSRC, MRC, CRUK, Max Planck, Age UK, the Alzheimer's
Research Trust, the Glenn Foundation and the Wellcome Trust by means of a
We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors for providing us with the wherewithal to continue our work.
- CRUCIBLE A new centre for interdisciplinary research on health & wellbeing
- School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS)
- Faculty of Life Sciences (FLS)
- Division of Biosciences
- Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE)
- Centre for Ageing & Mental Health Sciences
- Institute of Neurology
- Institute of Ophthalmology
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