BSRA ASM 2021: Joint BSRA and Biochemical Society Scientific Meeting

6th to 8th September 2021

Metabolism of Ageing Abstracts

Abstract deadline: Monday 26 July 2021

Earlybird registration deadline: Monday 26 July 2021

Registration is now open!

Estimates suggest that globally there will be over 2.1 billion people aged over 60 by 2050. Increased age is the major risk factor for multiple diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration. New strategies to help ensure improved heath in older people are therefore urgently needed.

Research has shown that common underlying biological process, such as nutrient signalling and cellular metabolism, influence the ageing process to drive multiple age-related pathologies; these biological mechanisms of ageing have therefore emerged as viable therapeutic targets for manipulating ageing itself to treat age-related diseases.

This conference is jointly organized with the Biochemical Society and will bring together those working on cellular metabolism with those developing intervention to improve healthy ageing, providing an interdisciplinary forum for discussion on how to translate fundamental scientific finding to clinical strategies that target ageing and its associated diseases. This meeting is aimed at researchers in a range of disciplines including biochemistry, biology and medicine.

Online Conference

This event will be hosted entirely online. Registered delegates will be given access to an online event space, in which they can view the presentations, look at digital posters and access networking channels.

Presentations from invited speakers and elevated from abstracts will be live streamed, with the audience submitting their questions via text. Talks will also be recorded, and delegates given OnDemand access to these talks for a limited time, should they have missed anything or want to revisit content.

Posters will be presented in a digital gallery in both PDF and video format. Each poster will be viewable for the duration of the conference and OnDemand period. Scroll down for further information about posters at this meeting.

A networking space will allow for all delegates to talk via text or join video calls with one another.

Details of the meeting can be found here.


4th Interventions in Aging Conference

Linda Partridge (University College London) and Heinrich Jasper (Genentech) are jointly hosting the 4th Interventions in Aging Conference.

UPDATE: The meeting will be virtual and take place 19th to 21st October, 2021. Time Zone: London, UK

The BSRA looks forward to this exciting conference – an amazing line-up of speakers.


Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Yves Barral (ETH Zurich)
Ivan Dikic (University Hospital of Goethe University Frankfurt)
Nils Goran Larsson (Karolinska Institutet)
Joan Mannick (resTORbio)
Masayo Takahashi (Vision Care Inc.)


Confirmed Invited Speakers

Joris Deelen (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne)
Filipe Cabreiro (University College London)
Robin Franklin (University of Cambridge)
Judith Frydman (Stanford University)
Martin Graef (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne)
Cole Haynes (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
Brian Kennedy (National University of Singapore)
Trevor Lawley (Wellcome Sanger Institute)
Morgan Levine (Yale School of Medicine)
Joana Neves (University of Lisbon)
Tom Reh (University of Washington)
John Sedivy (Brown University)
Andrei Seluanov (University of Rochester)
Thaddeus Stappenbeck (Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute)
Claire J. Steves (King’s College London)
Dario Riccardo Valenzano (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne)
Pedro Sousa Victor (University of Lisbon)







BSRA ASM 2019: Joint BSRA and Biochemical Society Scientific Meeting

1st to 3rd July 2019

Abstract deadline: Wednesday 1 May 2019

Earlybird registration deadline: Wednesday 1 May 2019

Registration is now open!

This year our Annual Scientific Meeting is being held together with the Biochemical Society. The theme is Redox and Ageing, but all research topics of interest to BSRA members are welcome.

Oxidative damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is associated with the development and progression of a number of plant and animal diseases, including age-associated human diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration. However, the widely-held view that ROS cause ageing has been challenged in recent years, particularly following studies by researchers in the ageing field indicating that ROS are important for the life-extending effects of certain dietary regimes and genetic changes.

In parallel, the last 15 years have seen the emergence of a new field of redox signal transduction, following the establishment that ROS play important roles in promoting a diverse range of physiological responses important for plant and animal health. Since understanding these mechanisms is vital for new therapeutic strategies to prevent and treat diseases prevalent in ageing populations, as well as to deal with the challenges climate change places on plants, redox regulation is a topical and important area of study from scientific, medical and economic perspectives.

The goal of this meeting is to bring biochemists, cell and systems biologists investigating redox-signalling mechanisms in a variety of systems, together with those working on the biological mechanisms underlying ageing and age-associated diseases. As such this meeting with provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of new approaches to the study of redox regulation, the mechanisms involved, and the role of redox dysregulation in health, ageing and disease.


Topics will include:

• Biological sources and metabolism of reactive oxygen species

• Tools for measuring ROS, redox changes and elucidating redox-signalling mechanisms

• Redox-regulated physiological processes and stress responses

• Biochemistry of redox-signalling; thiol oxidation, redox-relays, redoxin systems and glutathione

• The roles of ROS in ageing and disease


Details of the meeting can be found here.

Lipid Mediators in Ageing and Disease

5—6 January 2017, Aston University, UK.

A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting

Enzymatic and non-enzymatic oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids leads to the formation of biologically active metabolites, known as lipid mediators. These can be exported extracellularly, and then sequestrated rapidly to stimulate cellular autocrine or paracrine pathways. Lipid mediators are involved in many physiological processes and their dysregulations have been observed in ageing and often linked to various lipid-based diseases such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and metabolic syndrome.

This focus group meeting aims to bring together knowledge of lipid mediators across ageing and inflammatory diseases to underpin their importance to life sciences and clinical applications.

Speakers Include:


  • Anna Nicolaou (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Charles Serhan (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.)
  • Mauro Perretti (Barts and The London School of Medicine, United Kingdom)
  • Petroula Proitsi (King’s College London, United Kingdom)
  • Sarah Lauder (Cardiff University, United Kingdom)
  • Valery Bochkov (University of Graz, Austria)

For more details please visit the web page here.


BSRA ASM 2016: Evolution and the Biology of Ageing

The 2016 BSRA is soon upon us! Being held at The School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University on the 4-6th July 2016 with the theme of ‘Evolution and the LogoforwebBiology of Ageing’.

Speakers include:

Daniel Promislow, University of Washington

Tom Kirkwood, Newcastle University

Susan Ozanne, University of Cambridge

Pat Monaghan, University of Glasgow

Olivia Casanueva, Babraham Institute

Jacob Moorad, University of Edinburgh

Owen Jones, University of Southern Denmark

Patrick Phillips, University of Oregon

Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester, NY

Anne McArdle, University of Liverpool

Richard Faragher, University of Brighton


The latest copy of the conference programme can be found here.

The conference map can be found here.

The SEARG schedule can be found here.