promoting and funding
research into the
causes and effects of
the ageing process
welcome to the british society for research on ageing (bsra)
our history and purpose

The BSRA was formed as the 'Club for Research on Ageing' by Professor Vladimir Korenchevsky (1880-1959) at some point prior to 1939 and as thus has a valid claim to be the world's oldest scientific society devoted to research into the biology of ageing.

Support Us

Your donation, whatever its size, will help us to maintain the vitality and sustainability of this key area of research. As a result, we will see advances in knowledge of the underlying ageing process as well as all-important improvements in quality of later life.

Ageing and COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation and the world, it is clear that age and age-related diseases are major risk factors for severe COVID-19. An important goal is therefore to develop strategies that improve overall health during ageing and protect the immune system from age-related decline.

BSRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2021: Metabolism of Ageing

Joint Biochemical/BSRA conference aimed at researchers in a range of disciplines including biochemistry, biology and medicine, and will be hosted online to encourage participation from all over the world.
Online 6-8 September 2021.
Opportunities for ECRs to talk.

recent updates
Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 to be held in September in Canterbury
The BSRA is pleased to announce that our annual scientific meeting on the topic Ageing and Nutrition will be co-organised with the Biochemical Society and will ...
Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards 2022
The Catalyst Awards are part of the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge and delivered in partnership with Zinc. Apply for funding and support to turn research into ...

what is ageing?

Although ageing is not itself a disease, it carries with it with an increased risk of many life-threatening diseases and shares several biological mechanisms that are important in the development of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Thus, if ageing can be delayed it should also be possible to also delay the development of disease, increasing longevity and minimising poor health in old age.

what is our research

The BSRA is committed to funding, supporting and disseminating high quality research into the biology of ageing. Support is available for active researchers with substantive posts at any UK institution or research institutes which are interested in the biology of ageing and who would normally be eligible for membership of the BSRA.

why donate?

Your donation will help us continue our work to understand the biology of ageing and to develop knowledge that can support healthier ageing for all.