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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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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Marie Curie Fellowships
The new round of Marie Curie applications is now open. Candidates interested in obtaining a Marie Curie Fellowship to work on ageing and transcription in Drosophila, shoud contact Dr Nazif Alic directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities with partner organisations
Postdoctoral position: Transcriptional control of immunemetabolic choice in Drosophila
A three-year MRC-funded postdoctoral position is available in Marc Dionne’s laboratory in the Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology of Inflammation (CMCBI) at King’s College London. This project follows from recent work exploring genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying the choice between immune and metabolic function in the Drosophila fat body (see Clark et al, Cell 155: 435 ). CMCBI is a centre of excellence in the basic biology of inflammation; the environment is highly interactive and the centre is home to groups working on inflammatory processes in flies, mice and humans. This project is a collaboration with Nazif Alic’s laboratory in the Institute of Healthy Ageing at University College London, affording further scientific input and collaborative scope. For further information, please contact Marc Dionne. This position will remain open until filled.
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