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Newcastle's Biology of Ageing event

The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing recently took part in the 8th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference, held in Groningen

Newcastle University is world-renowned for ageing research. From as early as the 1960s, Newcastle University academics began to establish key areas of strength within ageing, beginning with the identification of the major brain biochemical deficit which causes Alzheimer’s disease.

From this moment onwards, Newcastle University, along with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has taken ageing research from strength to strength, in order to become one of the best known centres for ageing research in the world.

A key focus for ageing research at Newcastle University is ‘how we age’. Within this area, we centre our activities within the Ageing Biology Centre, where world renowned research groups are investigating mechanisms known to drive the ageing process. These include; telomere biology, DNA damage, cellular senescence, autophagy, proteostasis, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and inflammation. The goal is to understand how these mechanisms interact and contribute to the ageing process with the purpose of identifying new therapies to counteract the ageing process as well as new biomarkers; ultimately improving healthy ageing.

Joined up working

The ageing biology team at Newcastle University recently played a major role in the 8th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference which took place in Groningen. The event featured:

  • Professor Thomas von Zglinkci
  • Dr Joao Passos
  • Dr Daryl Shanley
  • Dr Viktor Korolchuck
  • Professor Majlinda Lako
  • Dr Gabriele Saretzki
  • Dr Diana Jurk

and students;

  • Anthony Lagnado
  • Abbas Ishaq
  • Stella Victorelli
  • James Chapman
  • Lucy Sedlackova
annual alliance

published on: 16 November 2017