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Congratulations to Dr Adam Dobson on his paper in Cell Reports

Congratulatsions to Adam Dobson and Nazif Alic whose paper, "Nutritional Programming of Lifespan by FOXO Inhibition on Sugar-Rich Diets," has just been published in Cell Reports. Their study shows that a history of feeding on a high sugar-diet shortens lifespan and changes gene expression. These changes appear to be mediated by FoxO/Daf16 in both flies and worms More...

Published: Jan 11, 2017 10:42:21 AM

Welcome to Matías Fuentealba

The IHA extends a warm welcome to Matías Fuentealba who joins Linda Partridge’s group this week as a PhD student. Matias recently completed his Masters in Biological Sciences at the Universidad de Chile, where his work comprised a “study of the energetics and structural characteristics of NAD and NADP binding sites through statistical potentials.” Welcome to London Matías!

Published: Jan 10, 2017 11:44:35 AM

David Gems on BBC Radio 4 "Archive on 4"

On Saturday, November 26 2016 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a 1 hr programme entitled "Logan's Run and Intergenerational War", presented by Ed Howker, with extensive contributions from IHA Co-Director Professor David Gems. The programme included in depth discussion of the impact of the ageing of populations, and the prospects for treatments for ageing to improve late-life health. Among other contributors to the programme were former Universities and Science minister David Willetts and the actress Jenny Agutter.

The programme is available for a short period via the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083j672#play

Published: Nov 30, 2016 12:53:17 PM


Post Doctoral Research Associate

The Institute of Healthy Aging (IHA) is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join the programme investigating the mechanisms by which lowered insulin/Igf/TOR signalling improves health during ageing, with the ultimate aim of contributing to a broad spectrum, preventative medicine for the diseases of human ageing. The project is broadly defined, and will provide the appointee with considerable scope to innovate and develop new lines of research, as well as providing a sound set of unpublished baseline data from which to move forward.

This post is available from early 2017 and is funded until December 2019 in the first instance.

The successful candidate must hold (or be about to be awarded) a PhD degree in relevant subject as well as demonstrate proven knowledge of molecular biology and genetics. Knowledge of data handling and statistics is also essential. Candidates are expected to demonstrate laboratory research skills for molecular biology and genetics eg. nucleic acid and protein detection for quantification (QPCR, Westerns). Abilities such as Drosophila handling, husbandry, genomics, transgenesis, physiology and imaging as well as protocol development and trouble shooting for novel implementations of molecular biology, physiology and imaging with adult Drosophila are desirable.

For full details on the role and to apply please visit the UCL jobs site

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Michael Wright at michael.wright@ucl.ac.uk.

For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences Staffing on biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk and quote the reference 1615278.

Closing date 1 February 2017. Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59

Interview date 7 February 2017.

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.

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