PhD position to study the Biology of Ageing

A PhD studentship examining mechanisms underlying the relationship between diet and lifespan using C. elegans.
Lab of Dr Jennifer Tullet - University of Kent, United Kingdom.
Deadline for applications: 31st January 2015
Start date: Summer/Autumn 2015

Project outline: The activity of genes can be affected by diet. In worms increasing the activity of a gene called DAF-16 can increase their lifespan but only if they are fed certain foods. My lab wants to understand how diet and genes interact to increase lifespan. We have expertise in studying the transcriptional regulation of ageing using the nematode worm C. elegans and we aim to enhance our knowledge of lifespan regulation with the long-term goal of improving lifelong wellbeing.

For more information on the project or application process please contact Dr Tullet at
The position is advertised as a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) on and on the University of Kent website.