Linda Partridge

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Linda Partridge
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Born (1950-03-18) 18 March 1950 (age 69)
NationalityBritish
Alma materSt Anne's College, Oxford (MA)[1]
Spouse(s)Michael J. Morgan[1]
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1992)

Fellow of the Royal Society (1996)
Frink Medal (1999)
Sewall Wright Award (2002)
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (2004)
Darwin–Wallace Medal (2008)
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2009)
Croonian lectureship (2009)

Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010)
Scientific career
FieldsGenetics
Gerontology
InstitutionsUniversity of Edinburgh
University of York
University College London
University of Oxford
ThesisBehavioural aspects of the ecology of some paridae (1974)
Websitewww.ucl.ac.uk/iha/linda-partridge

Dame Linda Partridge DBE FRS (born 18 March 1950) is a British geneticist. She studies the biology and genetics of ageing (biogerontology) and age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.[1]

Partridge is the Weldon Professor of Biometry at University College London, and director of UCL's Institute of Healthy Ageing.

She is also founding director of the Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing.[3]

Awards[change | change source]

Partridge was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1996 and appointed CBE in 2003. She was awarded the Linnean Society of London's prestigious Darwin–Wallace Medal in 2008.

In 2009, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE),[4] and received the Croonian lectureship from the Royal Society.[5]

In March 2009, the UKRC announced Dame Linda was one of six Women of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology.[6]

She is a member of the Advisory Council for the Campaign for Science and Engineering.[7]

She was awarded Foreign Honorary Membership from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.[8] She has been awarded Honorary Degrees (DSc) from the University of Bath in 2011, the University of Oxford and the University of Brighton.[9]

BBC interview[change | change source]

In a recent BBC radio interview Partridge talked about her life and work.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "PARTRIDGE, Dame Linda". Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press.(subscription required)
  2. "Linda Partridge". The Life Scientific.
  3. "Home". www.age.mpg.de.
  4. "No. 59090". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 2009. p. 7.
  5. "- Royal Society". royalsociety.org.
  6. UCL (11 March 2009). "Professor Linda Partridge: Woman of Outstanding Achievement". UCL News.
  7. "Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering". Retrieved 2011-02-11.
  8. http://www.amacad.org/news/new2010.aspx
  9. http://www.brighton.ac.uk/news/2012/120719honorary_degrees.php
  10. "BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, Linda Partridge".