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...
Published: Mar 9, 2015 3:44:49 PM
Congratulations to Dr Nazif Alic whose paper has been published in the Royal Society's flagship biological research journal Proceedings B.
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Published: Dec 4, 2014 11:04:44 AM
Dr Nazif Alic is interested in how changes in transcription factor activity drive the plasticity of adult physiology and lifespan in the fruit fly.
The 2015 round of Marie Curie Individual Fellowship applications is open. If interested in obtaining a Marie Curie Fellowship to work on ageing and transcription in Drosophila, please contact Nazif Alic (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Danny Filer, PhD candidate
Yuyao (Eric) Wang, MRes candidate
Charlotte Flanagan, MSci candidate
Sara Al Saud, MRes
Adam Summerfield, MRes
Our work has been funded by UCL, Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society.
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