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FoG 2020 Presentation David Weinkove, Durham University: What Genomics can do for Ageing

David has over 20 years’ experience using genetic-tractable model organisms to address fundamental questions in biology, using combined genetic and biochemical approaches. He discovered a mutation in bacteria that increases lifespan in the nematode worm C. elegans leading to an understanding of how gut microbes might influence ageing. He has also characterised compounds that slow ageing and to improve throughput and data quality in his research, David has turned to automation. As well as an Associate Professor at Durham University he co-founded the spinout company Magnitude Biosciences to design, implement and deliver increases in productivity to the field of ageing through the combined use of improved lab practice and automated technology. Until recently, David was a Trustee of the British Society for Research on Ageing.

David Weinkove FoG, Durham University

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