Prof. Gordon Lithgow, Buck Institute, CA, USA
2013 Tenovus Medal Recipient


Many congratulations to Gordon on receiving the 2013 Tenovus Medal for his outstanding contribution to ageing research.

Gordon Lithgow completed his PhD studies on transcription mechanisms in yeast at the University of Glasgow in 1989. Following further studies on yeast molecular biology in Basel, Switzerland, Gordon became interested in the possibilities of studying ageing in simple laboratory animals. This prompted a move to the University of Colorado, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, and to the laboratory of Thomas E. Johnson who was studying age-1, the first genetic mutation to slow ageing. After making a series of discoveries linking ageing to stress, Gordon established his own independent group at the University of Manchester to study the relationship between stress and aging. Gordon moved to the newly established Buck Institute for Research on Ageing in 2001. Throughout his career, Gordon has been a prominent spokesperson for ageing research and frequently interacts with print, radio and television media. 

Gordon presented the 2013 Tenovus Medal lecture at the University of Glasgow on 14th June 2013 as part of mini-Symposium on ageing research.


Mechanisms of ageing and determinants of healthspan

Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow

14th June 2013

Chris Packard, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde   
Opportunities and challenges in health ageing – the Glasgow story

Paul Shiels, University of Glasgow   
The kidney as a model of human ageing

Pat Monaghan, University of Glasgow  
Growing up and growing old - links between early life conditions and late life deterioration

Peter AdamsUniversity of Glasgow   
Epigenetics of cell senescence, cancer and ageing

Colin Selman, University of Glasgow  
Genetic pathways to a longer, healthier life

2013 Tenovus-Scotland Medal Lecture‌
Gordon Lithgow
, Buck Institute, CA, USA                       
Targeting ageing to prevent chronic disease; lessons from the worm