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Dying to reproduce: Ageing through reproductive death in Caenorhabditis elegans

Join us for our latest seminar: 28th October @ 2pm The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has been widely used as a model organism to study ageing, particularly since the discovery that single gene mutations can dramatically increase its lifespan. Results presented in this talk, however, suggest that C. elegans exhibit reproductive death similar to Pacific salmon, …

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Saul Purton – Clean tech using microalgae: from biofuels to bioactives

Clean Tech Using Microalgae: From Biofuels to Bioactives There is a growing interest in the exploitation of microalgal species as industrial biotech platforms for the synthesis of natural and recombinant products. These include biofuel molecules; colorants and antioxidants for food or cosmetics; bioactives for the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical sectors; and high-value recombinant proteins. Genetic enhancement …

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LERN Debate – The future of plant science

The London Evolutionary Research Network Invites you to its next Debate: ‘The future of Plant Science’  21st Feb 2019 6:00 p.m. Whether you want a Career in Business or Science – This is the event to attend to help you decide and more!In collaboration with the Linnean Society, the worlds oldest extant biological society we bring you a talk that …

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Randolph Nesse – Good reasons for bad feelings 2019

Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Psychiatry’s Missing Foundation in Evolutionary Biology- Seminar by Professor Randolph Nesse Wed 13th February 2019 from 12-1pm.  Gustave Tuck LT main campus, UCL Professor Randolph Nesse discusses his much-anticipated new book that offers a new framework which could revolutionise our perspectives around today’s mental health crisis. It isfilled with fascinating case …

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From single cells to humans: how does life history affect longevity? 2018

Ageing presents one of the greatest socioeconomic and biomedical challenges of the 21st century. There are numerous dietary and pharmacological treatments which can extend healthspan and delay the onset of age-associated disease.  Remarkably, the effects of these treatments are extremely well conserved across the tree of life, from mammals right down to single celled organisms such …

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Chris Wilson – Bdelloid Rotifers: twists and turns in a famous evolutionary scandal 2018

Abstract: Bdelloid rotifers are microscopic filter-feeding invertebrates, less than half a millimetre long, that live in moss and soil throughout the world. Over 400 species have been described, and all seem to be exclusively female. Individuals lay unfertilised eggs that hatch into identical asexual daughters. The success of this lineage across millions of years is …

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