New Animal Models of Ageing
The BLAST research network is holding a one-day workshop on New Animal Models of Ageing at the Royal Veterinary College (Hawkshead Campus).
The workshop will comprise scientific talks by experts on a variety of animal models suitable for the study of ageing biology, including worms, mice, naked mole rats, companion animals and even horses, as well as an inclusive discussion session for all attendees to identify capacity and needs in UK ageing research and help to co-develop pump priming funding relevant to the theme of the workshop. The workshop will provide opportunities to network with others in the field.
Attendance at the workshop is free of charge through the generosity of BLAST funders BBSRC and MRC (as part of the wider UK Ageing Networks www.ukanet.org.uk).
Attendance is strictly limited to 50 people – please express your interest now through this Eventbrite site
09:00 REGISTRATION WITH COFFEE
10:00 Professor Richard Faragher (University of Brighton)
What are we modelling and why? Perspective and challenges in the comparative biology of ageing.
10:30 Professor Lynne Cox (Oxford)
The BLAST ageing research network
11:30 Professor David Gems (UCL)
Interventions that increase the organismal lifespan: a cross species perspective
12:15 NETWORKING LUNCH
13.30 Dr Paul Potter (Oxford Brookes University)
The Harwell Ageing Screen, a large-scale phenotype-driven screen to identify genes and pathways associated with age-related disease.
14:00 Professor Julie Thornton (University of Bradford)
The naked mole rat: an age-defying supermodel
14:30 Professor Eithne Comerford (Liverpool)
Ageing in cats and dogs
15:30 Professor Roger Smith (Royal Veterinary College)
Tendon ageing in horses: a veterinary challenge with human applications
16.00 Dr Ruby Chang (RVC)
The Turing Network and AI applications in ageing research
16.15 Panel and open discussion on needs in the ageing community and BLAST small awards
17.15 DRINKS RECEPTION
Travel & Accommodation:
The workshop will take place at the Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7TA.
The nearest station is Potter's Bar, with frequent trains from London King's Cross. A shuttle bus runs regularly from the station to the Hawkshead Campus - the timetable is available here
Other transport options are available here
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