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02/2016 Our paper on mitochondria and senescence is out in Embo J

Paper shows that mitochondria are essential for pro-ageing features of senescence

Last modified: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:10:52 GMT

01/2016 Graeme Hewitt passes his PhD viva

Graeme has passed his PhD viva with minor corrections and was praised by examiners.

Last modified: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:46:51 GMT

04/2015 New review article on Mitochondria and senescence

New paper reviews the most up to date information about mitochondria and cellular senescence.

Last modified: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:47:48 GMT

06/2015 Joao Passos comments on "the Times"

Joao Passos interviewed by "The Times" about paper reporting mitochondrial rejuvenation via reprogramming: http://www.nature.com/srep/2015/150522/srep10434/full/srep10434.html

Last modified: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:30:01 BST

03/2015 Paper in Nature Comm reveals a role for neutrophils in HCC

As part of a collaboration with Derek Mann's group, we have shown that neutrophils can induce Telomere-dysfunction in liver via ROS and contribute to the development of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Last modified: Mon, 04 May 2015 16:38:28 BST

03/2015 Clara Correia-Melo wins best poster prize

Clara Correia-Melo, a post-doc at Passos Lab, wins best poster prize at Metabolic Drivers of Immunity meeting in Aston University. Clara received the prize from Prof. Douglas Green.

Last modified: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:58:06 GMT

03/2015 Congratulations to Jodie Birch for passing her Viva

Jodie Birch passed her PhD viva.

Last modified: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:24:26 GMT

03/2015 Joao Passos interviewed about telomeres by "The Scientist"

Joao Passos interviewed about telomeres and ageing by American popular science magazine "The Scientist"

Last modified: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:09:04 GMT

02/2015 Two new PhD studentships available at Passos Lab

Two new PhD studentships available at Passos Lab !

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:48:40 GMT

02/2015 Joao Passos interviewed by Portuguese magazine “Visao"

Joao Passos interviewed by Portuguese magazine “Visao” in article about centenarians and ageing in Portugal.

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:54:24 GMT

01/2015 The Passos Lab is joined by Dr. Ana-Martin Pardillos from Leiden

The Passos Lab is joined for 2 months by Dr. Ana-Martin Pardillos from the group of Niels de Wind at Leiden University

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:28:23 GMT

01/2015 Dr. Tiago Moreira Social Sciences lecturer joins the Passos's lab

The Passos Lab is joined by Dr. Tiago Moreira a reader in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:06:29 GMT

01/2015 Multidisciplinary Ageing Institute in Portugal passes to the next stage

EU funded Teaming project between Coimbra and Newcastle Universities to create a multidisciplinary Ageing Institute in Portugal passes to the next stage

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:08:16 GMT

11/2014 George Osborne visit, £20m for an ageing science and innovation centre

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, recently visited Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, following a pledge of £20m for a new ageing science and innovation centre at the University.

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:13:44 GMT

11/2014 Clara Correia-Melo joins Passos Lab a Post-Doctoral researcher

Clara Correia-Melo joins Passos Lab a Post-Doctoral researcher

Last modified: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:43:59 GMT

11/2014 Jodie Birch joins the Passos Lab as a Post-Doctoral researcher

Jodie Birch joins the Passos Lab as a Post-Doctoral researcher

Last modified: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:43:34 GMT

10/2014 Anthony Lagnado talks about ageing at the Center for Life

Anthony Lagnado, a Marie Curie fellow at Passos Lab, talks to the general public about Healthy ageing: live better for longer! at the BODY WORLDS Vital exhibition,Center fo life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:27:53 GMT

10/2014 First joint Newcastle and Coimbra ageing graduate course

The first graduate course on Ageing joined PhD students from Newcastle and Coimbra Universities in the beautiful city of Coimbra in Portugal.

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:33:17 GMT

09/2014 Rhys Anderson wins 3 minute thesis “people’s choice award"

Rhys Anderson, a PhD student from Passos Lab, wins 3 minute thesis “people’s choice award"

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:43:15 GMT

03/2014 Rhys Anderson wins the best talk prize at PGR Research Day

Rhys Anderson, a PhD student at Passos Lab, wins the best talk Prize at the IAH/IGM PGR Research Day

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:46:10 GMT

08/2013 Thanet Sornda wins the best poster prize at the MRes poster event

Thanet Sornda (MRes student) was awarded best poster prize for his work at the MRes poster event

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:26:33 GMT

07/2013 Francisco Marques presents at Cell Senescence in Cancer and Ageing

Francisco Marques is selected for a talk at the “Cell Senescence in Cancer and Ageing - Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference, Cambridge, UK, 20th-23th July 2013”

Last modified: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:43:46 GMT

03/2013 Francisco Marques talks at the Biochemical Society meeting

Francisco Marques (PhD student)present his work on Biochemical Society Focused Meeting: Talks about TORCs: recent advances in target of rapamycin signalling, Charles Darwin House, London, UK, 14th and 15th March 2013

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:26:49 GMT

01/2013 Francisco Marques wins the best talk prize at research day

Francisco Marques (PhD student) wins the best talk at the IAH/IGM PGR Research Day

Last modified: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:43:16 GMT

02/2012 Paper sparks debate over role of ROS in cell senescence

Mathematical simulations and laboratory experiments demonstrate that ROS increase during cellular ageing can be explained by a stochastic step increase in ROS occurring secondarily to cells becoming irreversibly arrested.

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:37:24 GMT

04/2012 Joao Passos interviewed by Science Magazine

Joao Passos was asked by Science Magazine to comment on an article published by Molecular Psychiatry, indicating a relationship between childhood violence and shortened telomeres.

Last modified: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:54:04 BST

02/2012 Our paper on telomeres and stress published in Nature Communications

Passos Lab published in Nature Communications paper demonstrating new role for telomeres in ageing

Last modified: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:35:42 GMT