Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:24:04 AM
In a recent competition organised by the biotech company KNUDRA TRANSGENICS three members of the IHA were awarded prizes to make custom transgenic animals.
Second prize $3000 to Nuria Vergara to develop the project "Can human FOXO3a replace DAF-16 to promote longevity in C. elegans?" using CRSPR technology.
Third prize £1500 to Jennifer Tullet to investigate "How do translational errors affect longevity and health in C. elegans?"
Sixth prize $500 to Lamia Mestek to expand our knowledge in "Understanding the role of DAF-16 transcription factor in longevity"
The results of the competition can be checked in the following link: http://knudragrants.knudra.com/?page_id=39
Congratulations to all the winners!!!
Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:10:57 AM
The Wellcome Trust’s online publication, Mosaic, have released a new video ‘Until’, an exploration of ageing which asks the question, ‘how long would you like to live?’. The video includes interviews with leading ageing scientists (including the IHA's David Gems and Linda Partridge), transhumanists, elderly people and the young children and asks them when they think would be an appropriate time to die, if they had the choice. It also explores the possibilities and realities of extended lifespans in the future. The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/BsUZHyh4n-c More...
Published: Aug 6, 2014 11:44:15 AM
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 email@example.com.
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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