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Prof Dame Linda Partridge
Institute of Healthy Ageing
Darwin Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Professorial Research Fellow
  • Genetics, Evolution & Environment
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
Research Groups
Research Summary
The aim of our research is to discover genes and mechanisms that determine the rate of ageing. We collaborate with other laboratories to determine if these processes show evolutionary conservation, most of our work is conducted with the fruit fly Drosophila and through comparison with C. elegans and then with the mouse. Our work focuses particularly on the insulin/IGF-like signalling pathway, dietary restriction and resistance to stress. We are interested also in the physiological mechanisms that force organisms to make trade-offs, such as that between high nutrient intake and high reproductive rate, on one hand, and slow ageing on the other.
Appointments
2007 Director, Institute of Healthy Ageing Genetics, Evolution & Environment University College London, United Kingdom
2002 – 2007 BBSRC Professorial Fellow   University College London, United Kingdom
1997 – 2002 NERC Research Professor   University College London, United Kingdom
1994 – 2007 Director, Centre for Ecology and Evolution   University College London, United Kingdom
1994 Weldon Professor of Biometry Genetics, Evolution and Environment University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1974 DPhil Doctor of Philosophy – Zoology University of Oxford
1971 BA Bachelor of Arts – Zoology University of Oxford
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