Authors: 
J. Gruber, S.K. Poovathingal, L.F. Ng, B. Halliwell
Category: 
Poster
Conference: 
Abstract: 

The nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) is increasingly popular as a model organism for ageing studies as well as for testing antioxidants and other compounds for effects on longevity. Not surprisingly, new investigators in the field (including ourselves) have begun to use C. elegans in this way. However, results in the literature are often confusing and contradictory. Here we discuss aspects that make C. elegans attractive for ageing and antioxidant research but also address some of the pitfalls, problems and potential artifacts associated with lifespan and antioxidant studies in C. elegans.

Keywords (Optional): 
Caenorhabditis elegans
antioxidant
screening
lifespan