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 2020: Metabolism of Ageing

After careful consideration and with much regret, the BSRA Board of Trustees have decided to postpone our Annual Scientific Meeting until 2021. Over the past few months, we have carefully monitored the world-wide developments related to COVID-19. Although the situation is ongoing, in response to current governmental recommendations for social distancing and institutional restrictions on travel, we felt that postponing the meeting was the responsible decision. We hope you can join us in Birmingham next year for ‘Metabolism of Ageing’.

recent updates
Ageing webinar: Genes regulating ageing and the quest for immortality – J Pedro Magalhaes
Ageing webinar co-hosted by the BSRA and the Biochemical Society. J Pedro Magalhaes will give the webinar: ‘Genes regulating ageing and the quest for ...
The 2020 Thudichum Medal Lecture: Webinar with Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini
The 2020 Thudichum Medal Lecture: Alpha-synuclein, a central player in neurodegenerative diseases. Webinar with Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini Professor ...

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.