Origin of Life – Oceans of the Solar System

Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) feature on the BBC’s Horizon to discuss how the hunt for oceans in space is marking the dawn of a new era in the search for alien life… Watch on BBC Two’s Horizon.

Metabolism & Society @ UCL Town Hall Meeting

How can science & society combat the epidemic of metabolic disease? How does human metabolism shape our society & environment? How does our culture influence our metabolic health? Based on the initiative of Frances Brodsky, Director of the Division of Biosciences at this inaugural meeting we have discussed the scope and activities of the proposed Metabolism and…

In vivo imaging of mitochondria in electrically active PNS axons

new insights into the role of mitochondrial dynamics in physiology and disease Date: Thursday 22nd May 2014, 1pm Speaker: Dr Marija Sajic, Department of Neuroinflammation, UCL Institute of Neurology Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square 12.30 buffet lunch, Foyer Seminar room Further information: Tina Holmes, millerpa@ucl.ac.uk

Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Research led by Dr Helene Plun-Favreau (UCL Institute of Neurology) has discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments. In the new study, published in Nature Neuroscience, a team of researchers from…