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From aging worms to the influence of the microbiota : an interview with David Weinkove.

Weinkove, D. (2013) 'From aging worms to the influence of the microbiota : an interview with David Weinkove.', BMC biology., 11 . p. 94.


David Weinkove did his undergraduate degree at Cambridge, then a PhD at University College London with Mike Waterfield and Sally Leevers. His first postdoctoral position was with Ronald Plasterk at the Hubrecht Laboratory in the Netherlands, followed by another with Nullin Divecha at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. He then went to David Gems’ lab at University College London, where he worked on the study of aging in Caenorhabditis elegans, before moving to Durham University in 2008. We spoke to him about the paper he published with David Gems in BMC Biology [1] when an apparently straightforward experiment on C. elegans longevity took a surprising turn that refocused Weinkove on the Escherichia coli that the worms feed on and the influence of the microbiota on health and longevity.

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Publisher statement:© 2013 Weinkove; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date accepted:20 August 2013
Date deposited:26 August 2015
Date of first online publication:August 2013
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