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.

BBSRC LoLa Funding call

The BBSRC have issued this year's call for applications for their Strategic longer and larger grants (sLoLas). Ageing is one of the priority areas this year.

The sLoLa grants call is held annually. The application process has two stages: Outline applications must be submitted initially. Outlines must be submitted via Je-S. 

After assessment of outline applications, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications.


  • Outline proposal deadline: 18 April 2013 
  • Full proposal deadline (invite only): January 2014 TBC 

Full details at the BBSRC website.

Glenn Foundation Doctoral Student Fellowships in the Biology of Aging

The Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will award two Glenn Foundation Doctoral Student Fellowships to graduate students entering the 2013 academic year who are committed to studying the Biology of Aging .

Each fellowship will provide students with a $35,000 annual stipend (plus paid tuition, fees, and health insurance) for the four years of their doctoral program.

Glenn Foundation Fellowship recipients also receive an extra $33,000 for travel and an independent research project in the final years of their doctoral program.

For further information including elgibility and how to apply, visit the Glenn Foundation Doctoral Student Fellowships webpage.

Position Available: The Babraham Institute


Group Leader Positions in the area of Normal Ageing

The Babraham Institute

Cambridge, UK


Lecture: Regenerating Broken Body Parts - Athletes, Ageing and Future Medicines

12/12/2012 13:00


Christmas Lectures 2012

University Campus Suffolk

School of Science, Technology and Health

12th December 2012

Waterfront Auditorium, UCS Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ
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Join us at UCS for a set of stimulating lectures and find out what the future holds with respect to the repair of our body tissues using new regenerative medicines.

All are welcome to attend. Scientists and non-scientists alike will be interested in these entertaining talks, which are aimed at members of the public, including school children.

This is your chance to quiz our international panel of experts and find out more about UCS Ipswich’s role in the field of tissue repair.


  • Professor Cathy Speed, sport medicine expert with Team GB

  • Professor John Ansell, stem cell scientist

  • Professor Brendon Noble, regenerative medicine expert

BBSRC-NIA co-funding scheme


The BBSRC has announced a joint funding scheme in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging.

In 2009 BBSRC and National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded six grants via the joint Collaborative research on the biology of ageing (see related links) whereby NIA funded US partners (total $3M) and BBSRC funded UK partners (total £2.6M).

UK Funding Calls

A recently announced cross-Council call for funding in the general area of Life Long Health and Well-being:

New cross-Council LLHW call for Promoting Physical Activity in older age

In addition, applications are invited for BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships scheme. Ageing:LLHW is one of BBSRC's overarching strategic priorities.

Symposium "Biomarkers of Ageing" 22nd-23rd March 2013


Registration now open

You are cordially invited to the Symposium "Biomarkers of Ageing" 2013 which will take place at the University of Konstanz in Germany.

The meeting is scheduled from 22nd / 23rd March 2013. The campus of the University of Konstanz is situated near the shores of Lake Constance bordering Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

This symposium will coincide with the final meeting of the MARK-AGE CONSORTIUM. MARK-AGE is an EU FP7 Project aiming at the identification of biomarkers of human ageing.

University of Konstanz, Germany

Cognitive Decline begins in Mid-Life

Timing of onset of cognitive decline: results from Whitehall II prospective cohort study | BMJ - [Papers of Interest]

I’m pretty sure, anecdotally speaking, that if one was to ask a room full of 65 year olds if they had noticed any change in their memory over the past few years most would say they had. I’m equally sure that if one asked a room of 45 year olds the same question the answer would be quite different. The findings of a recent study have however radically suggested that there are significant decreases in cognitive function seen in men as early as 45-49 years of age.

2012 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration open

Online registration is now open for the 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Visit the Registration Page.

Meeting Programme

AAAS: Can Aging be Overcome?

Members who are also members of the AAAS might like to look at a blog article there entitled "Can Aging be Overcome", featuring links to TED presentations by Dan Buettner, Aubrey de Grey and Cynthia Kenyon.

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