University College London

Linda Partridge works on the biology of ageing. Her research is directed to understanding the mechanisms by which health in later life can be increased in laboratory model organisms and humans. Her work has focussed on the role of nutrient-sensing pathways, such as the insulin/insulin-like growth factor and mTOR signalling network and on the role of diet, and her primary interest is in geroprotective drugs. 

She is the recipient of numerous awards, and was honoured with a DBE for Services to Science in 2009. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the Emeritus Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, Germany and Biological Secretary and vice-President at the Royal Society.