Funding: Living longer - Ageing research receives boost
14 June 2007
Research into ageing has received a major boost thanks to a £5.9 million Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust.
It is hoped that the award will help to strengthen the UK's position in this rapidly developing field of research and will help scientists to understand what it means to age.
The award has been made to Professor Linda Partridge, Professor Dominic Withers and Dr David Gems at University College London, who received £5.1m, and to Professor Janet Thornton at the European Bioinformatics Institute, who received £750 000. The researchers will work in collaboration to explore the biological mechanisms that cause our bodies to age and decay.