Institute of Healthy Ageing
Ageing is now the predominant cause of disease worldwide and yet it remains poorly understood.
The aim of research at the IHA is to discover the biological mechanisms of ageing to help us understand the causes of age-related diseases and improve human health at older ages.
Because human ageing is so very complex, our main approach is to discover the mechanisms of ageing first in simple, experimentally tractable organisms.
Understanding the biology of ageing is one of the most important challenges in biomedical research today
Who are we?
Gene Regulation and Ageing
Understanding how regulation of gene expression impacts ageing.
Primary Causes of Ageing
Understanding the fundamental biological mechanisms of ageing.
Ageing & Neurodegeneration
Understanding the biological mechanisms of age-related neurodegeneration.
Biology of Ageing is a highly successful module exploring topics in contemporary biogerontology. Diseases of Ageing is a new module linking basic biogerontology with molecular, clinical and epidemiological aspects of age-related diseases.
The IHA hosts Masters students, PhD students and visiting students in the lab, including those who wish to carry out a summer placement. Students can also come to the IHA through the Biosciences MRes Programme through the Biology of Ageing and Age-Related Disease stream or the Neuroscience stream.
Masters and PhDs
Opportunities for undergraduates to contribute to ageing research & develop laboratory skills through the UCL Healthspan Project. Applications are open to UCL undergraduates on any life sciences degree programme and in any year of study