FROM SINGLE CELLS TO HUMANS: How does life history affect longevity? 2018

FROM SINGLE CELLS TO HUMANS: HOW DOES LIFE HISTORY AFFECT LONGEVITY? 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…

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LAURENT FRANTZ – Understanding domestication in the genomic era 2018

LAURENT FRANTZ – UNDERSTANDING DOMESTICATION IN THE GENOMIC ERA Speaker: Dr. Laurent Frantz (Queen Mary University of London/ The University of Oxford) Title: Understanding domestication in the genomic era Where: Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer LT, UCL (Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT) When: 31 May 2018, 17:30 Abstract: Beginning with dogs over 15,000 years ago, the domestication of plant and animals…

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PONTUS SKOGLUND – Learning about evolution from ancient genomes 2018

PONTUS SKOGLUND – LEARNING ABOUT EVOLUTION FROM ANCIENT GENOMES Speaker: Dr. Pontus Skoglund (The Francis Crick Institute) Title: Learning about evolution from ancient genomes Where: Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer LT, UCL (Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT) When: 24th April 2018, 17:30 Abstract: Evolution is defined as genetic change through time, and the only direct way to study such temporal processes…

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CHRIS WILSON – BDELLOID ROTIFERS: Twists and turns in a famous evolutionary scandal 2018

CHRIS WILSON – BDELLOID ROTIFERS: TWISTS AND TURNS IN A FAMOUS EVOLUTIONARY SCANDAL 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…

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