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2013 UCL Prize Lecture in Clinical Science

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 from 17:30 to 18:30 (GMT)

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UCL Prize Lecture in Clinical Science Ended Free  

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Professor Gary Ruvkun
Harvard University

‘Poisons and delusions of poisons: analysis of the surveillance systems for bacterial toxins'

This annual prize lecture series has been running for 17 years but within this short space of time has rapidly become the pre-eminent series on contemporary science in Europe. The whole event, which provides an opportunity to debate and celebrate important scientific advancements, has always been very stimulating and hugely enjoyable.

This year the Prize Lecture will be given by Professor Gary Ruvkun from the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.

The Ruvkun lab identified some of the first ever longevity genes using the nematode C. elegans as a model and have been instrumental in deciphering the insulin/IGF-1 pathway of longevity regulation. The lab showed that longevity is regulated by insulin signaling within the nervous system, suggesting that it is the metabolism within particular neurons that are key to regulation of lifespan. They study how these neuroendocrine pathways are coupled to sensory inputs.

They are now exploring the neural signaling pathways that couple these systems. They use powerful genetic selections to identify signaling molecules downstream of insulin-like receptors, as well as a novel insulin reception pathway that may act more broadly in animals.

Professor Ruvkun was one the recipients of the 2008 Lasker award for Basic Medical Research for discoveries that revealed an unanticipated world of tiny RNAs that regulate gene function in plants and animals.


5.25pm for 5.30pm

Professor Gary Ruvkun
Harvard University

‘Poisons and delusions of poisons: analysis of the surveillance systems for bacterial toxins'

Cruciform Building, Lecture Theatre 1, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT 

Following the lecture there will be a reception in the North Cloisters, UCL Main Campus.

Booking details
You can only book one ticket per person. To book, please click the "Register" button above and follow the online instructions.  Once your registration is complete you will be sent a booking confirmation email, please bring a copy of this with you, no further tickets will be sent through the post. Places are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact details
For further information please contact Morgan Williams, UCL Communications Manager at or telephone 020 7679 6944 Please note this event will be filmed

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