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 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.

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 (


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

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