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.

Creating and Phenotyping Mouse models of Disease and Ageing event

07/07/2015 13:27

Dear All,


COST Action BM1402 - Development of a European network for preclinical testing of interventions in mouse models of age and age-related diseases (MouseAGE) invites researchers to apply for the following training school:


Call for abstracts for Biology of Ageing Conference, Singapore, 22-24 October 2015

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Biology of Ageing Conference, Singapore, 22-24 October 2015

Only 1 month left for ABSTRACT Submission!


Join to hear the latest developments by the Experts in the field of Ageing: Senescence, Regulation and Intervention!!


Date: 22-24 October 2015


Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore


Keynote: Prof. Dame Linda PARTRIDGE


Terms and Conditions for PhD Funding

BSRA PhD Studentship Call: Important additional information.

The Terms and Conditions relating to our funding call are now available, attached below. The society has still delayed the deadline for one week. The new submission deadline will be Friday 24th April 2015


Thank you for your understanding.  

Associate Research Fellow position available immediately at the University of Exeter

There is a 3 year postdoctoral opportunity available immediately to join the RNA-mediated Mechanisms of Disease group under the leadership of Prof Lorna Harries at the University of Exeter. The research group primarily interested in regulation of gene expression, by epigenetic modification, mRNA processing or post-transcriptional mechanisms, particularly as they relate to ageing or age-related disease. The successful applicant will be involved in a project to determine the role of inflammation in regulation of alternative splicing during human ageing and age-related chronic disease, and will ideally have a background in the molecular genetics of ageing or RNA biology. The post holder will establish in vitro models of cell senescence in disease-appropriate tissues, and assess the effects of natural and induced senescence on alternative splicing in these systems.

 Please contact Prof Lorna Harries ( for further details. 


BSRA Call for PhD studentship applications now open

BSRA is pleased to announce its first call for PhD studentship funding applications. These may cover any aspect of the natural sciences (as explained in our Research Strategy), including life science projects which are basically biological, chemical or physical together with any inter or multidisciplinary combinations of these.  Social gerontology or geriatrics projects, (such as clinical audits), fall outside the scope of our strategy and cannot be supported. 


The BSRA research strategy, application form and details of where to submit completed forms for this funding call can be found here.

BSRA 2015 ASM Registration Open

The BSRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, will take place on the 1st and 2nd July at University College London.  The conference will cover cutting edge research across the biology of ageing including ageing mechanisms, senescence, immune metabolism and ageing, exercise and physiology.

Abstract submission and meeting registration are now open via the registration website found here.


Applications for membership of BSRA can be made here.

British Council Researcher Links Event

19/04/2015 00:00
23/04/2015 00:00
BSRA's Professor David Kipling is leading a small (15) delegation of early career researchers (defined as having a PhD but being less than ten years post-PhD) to have a joint workshop with their counterparts in Kazakhstan in April 2015.
Attendance at the workshop is free.

Live Longer Live Well - BSRA to form ageing research charity.

On Monday 27th October BSRA in association with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and the US Glenn Foundation held an event at the House of Lords to highlight the importance of investing in ageng research and to announce that BSRA is establishing a new charity which aims to initially raise £700,000, which will be used to train early career scientists in biological and biomedical ageing research


Website Upgrade

We are soon to be updating the BSRA website to fit in with our new branding and to better align with the strategy of the society. Please be patient as this process takes place, there may be some intermittent downtime.

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.

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