The British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) promotes research to understand the causes and effects of the ageing process. BSRA encourages publication and public understanding of ageing research and holds an annual scientific meeting. The Springer Journal, Biogerontology, is the formal affiliated Journal of the society. Biogerontology offers a platform for research which aims primarily at achieving healthy old age accompanied by improved longevity.

BSRA response to George Monbiot's Guardian article

Delegates at the BSRA ASM 2014 have penned a response to the George Monbiot 'Comment is Free' piece published in The Guardian on July 8th ( An expurgated version of this letter has now been published on The Guardian website (


BSRA ASM 2015 venue announced

The BSRA Executive Committee are delighted to announce that our 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting will bebheld at Universiy College London. Sessions will include Immunosenescence, metabolic ageing and microbiota, exercise and ageing, ageing mechanisms & metabolism and immune ageing. Details of how to book to follow.

PhD opportunities in ageing research

Institution: University of Manchester

Duration/start data: 4-year Alliance Boots funded PhD due to commence October 2014

Title: Ageing: the role of oxidation and UV sensitive proteins.

Contact: Dr Mike Sherratt (



Institution: University of Manchester

Duration/start data: 4-year Alliance Boots funded PhD due to commence October 2014

Deadline extension for BSRA ASM 2014

Due to the Easter holiday we are happy to announce that we are offering an extension to the early bird registration and abstract submission for the British Society for Research on Ageing’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Liverpool on July 7th – 9th 2014.


The theme for the meeting is ‘Exercise, Activity and Ageing Mechanisms’ and sessions and speakers confirmed are detailed in the attached documents.


The new deadline for abstract submission and early bird registration rates is May 6th 2014.


The web address for the conference is

Draft program available for BSRA ASM 2014

A draft program for the ASM in liverpool on Jult 7th-9th is now available below. Programme is subject to change and will be updated closer to the event.


Abstract deadline is April 15th

BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellowships

BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellowships


Application deadline: 26 June 2014


As part of a programme of activities to mark its 20th anniversary BBSRC will create up to 15 new fellowships, allowing early-career scientists to carry out independent research and supporting their training to become research leaders.


Further information can be viewed at:

BSRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Liverpool.

07/07/2014 12:00
09/07/2014 15:00

Registration is now online for the 2014 BSRA ASM in Liverpool. For more details visit the RegOnline site here.


BBSRC Strategic longer and larger grants (sLoLas)

For the BBSRC's 2014/15 call for Strategic Longer and Larger Grants (sLoLas), applications are particularly encouraged in the following specific strategic areas related research into ageing:

  • Immune system function across the lifecourse (ISFAL)
  • Role of epigenetics in health across the lifecourse (REHAL)

The deadline for outline applications is 9 April 2014

For further details, please visit the BBSRC website.

BBSRC and Action on Hearing Loss Joint Highlight Notice Launch Workshop

In 2014, BBSRC and Action on Hearing Loss will be running a joint call for research proposals that will seek to increase our understanding of the lifecourse of the auditory system and investigate prevention and treatments of ageing-related hearing loss. A workshop to launch this initiative and provide researchers with further information will be held on Monday 9 December 10.00 – 16.30 at the Franklin Theatre, 76 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT.

The event is free to attend but places are limited. To attend, please complete and return the registration form no later than Thursday 21 November to

Funding Opportunity: BBSRC Life Science Research using the Human Spaceflight Analogue “Bed Rest”

Call status: Open
ESA Letter of Intent deadline: 4 November 2013
BBSRC Letter of Intent deadline: 4 November 2013
BBSRC proforma deadline: 13 December 2013
ESA application deadline: 6 January 2014

BBSRC have announced that they will support UK researchers in the biology of ageing field to participate in the European Space Agency's Announcement of Opportunity for Bed Rest experiments.

BBSRC will invest up to £3M to support UK components of applications submitted to this call and will work closely with the UK Space Agency to coordinate this activity.

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