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CNN news: How long can humans live?

Following her BBC interview Professor Linda Partridge spoke with CNN's Bianca Britton, whose article asks, "how long can humans live?" More...

Published: Oct 6, 2016 3:07:38 PM

Linda Partridge interviewed for BBC News on Vijg Nature Paper

On Wednesday, October 5 2016 IHA Director Professor Linda Partridge was interviewed on the BBC 6 O'Clock News about the recent Nature paper by Jan Vijg. The Nature paper entitled "Evidence for a limit to human lifespan" suggests a maximum upper age limit for humans and Prof Partridge was asked to comment on this.

Published: Oct 6, 2016 11:58:50 AM

Linda Partridge and the IHA feature interview with Time Out London

Professor Linda Partridge was recently interviewed by Time Out London and features in today's issue ('Rad Scientists', Time Out, 20/09/2016). You can read the article via our Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/UCLInstituteofHealthyAgeing/

Published: Sep 20, 2016 11:43:25 AM


Post Doctoral Research Associate

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two devastating, mid-life, neurodegenerative disorders for which no cure is currently available. Large expansions of a hexanucleotide GGGGCC-repeat in the first intron of the C9orf72 gene is the most common genetic cause of both ALS and FTD. We recently developed novel Drosophila models of C9orf72 repeat-induced neurodegeneration (Mizielinska et al Science 2014, 345:1192-1194).

This 3-year post-doctoral position will build on this work by investigating disease mechanisms in a range of C9orf72 fly lines using several approaches including genome-wide transcriptomic and translational analyses in both flies and iPSC-neurons. You will work as part of a collaborative team of investigators in an excellent and supportive scientific environment. The research community of GEE and UCL will provide additional mentorship and training activities.

This post is funded for 3 years in the first instance by Alzheimer’s Research UK and is available from January 2017.

Key Requirements: The successful candidate must hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD degree in a relevant subject, and experience in genetics or molecular biology is essential. The ability to problem-solve, work independently, and communicate effectively (written and verbal) within the team and with collaborators is also required.

For full details visit the UCL jobs page. The Job Reference is 1599068.

Closing Date: 29 November 2016

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview date: 6 December 2016

For informal queries on the role please contact Mr Michael Wright at michael.wright@ucl.ac.uk.

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

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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