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Linda Partridge

MPI for Biology of Ageing, Köln | Germany

EMBO 2005

Nutrient-sensing pathways and ageing

I am working on the biology of ageing. My research is directed to understanding both how the rate of ageing evolves in nature and the mechanisms by which healthy lifespan can be extended in laboratory model organisms. My work has focussed in particular on the role of nutrient-sensing pathways and on dietary restriction. My current work is directed to developing pharmacological treatments that ameliorate the human ageing process.

Keywords: Ageing / Drosophila / evolutionary biology / genetics

Subject area(s): Development | Evolution & Ecology