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Jorge Ivan Castillo Quan on Anti-Ageing research

'Anti-Ageing: Health or Beauty?' A guest blog by Jorge Ivan Castillo Quan, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition.

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Published: Jul 8, 2015 11:51:04 AM

Talks from Gems Lab at International C. elegans Meeting

Dr Marina Ezcurra and Dr Alex Benedetto were both selected to speak at the recent International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles (June 24th-28th). The two talks described new breakthroughs in understanding the mechanisms by which age-related pathologies originate in C. elegans, and generated considerable interest. Alex also described a new stress-resistance assay based on death fluorescence, recently discovered in the Gems lab. For details of the C. elegans International Meeting see http://www.genetics-gsa.org/celegans/2015/ More...

Published: Jul 7, 2015 11:01:37 AM

Institute of Healthy Ageing hosts BSRA Annual Meeting

The 65th British Society for Research on Ageing Annual Meeting took place at the Institute of Healthy Ageing on July 1st-2nd 2015. Speakers at the conference included Claudio Franceschi (Bologna), Paul Shiels (Glasgow), Jesus Gil (Imperial), and Avan Aihie Sayer (Southampton). They also included several speakers from the IHA: Lazaros Foukas, who described how ageing can be slowed down in mice by reducing PI3 kinase signalling, Cathy Slack (whose talk was awarded the Korenchevsky Prize) spoke about how Ras signalling controls fruitfly ageing, and David Gems who gave a welcome address, including a discussion of “The ageing-disease false dichotomy”.
For further information about the meeting see http://www.bsra.org.uk/node/842 More...

Published: Jul 7, 2015 10:59:19 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 n.alic@ucl.ac.uk.

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 [2013]). 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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