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.