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The Biology of Ageing

Date/Time
Date(s) - 16/01/2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location
Brunswick Methodist Hall Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7BJ

Slowing ageing in humans: is it really feasible?
 
More and more of us are living to advanced ages. The challenge is to ensure that these extra years are spent in good health. We are most likely to achieve this by paying careful attention to the underlying biology of ageing. We are fortunate in Newcastle to host world-leading research in this area. We now know that we can slow or even reverse ageing with diverse nutritional and pharmacological interventions. This talk will provide an overview of our current understanding of ageing; present recent exiting findings and conclude with addressing the question of whether or not we can indeed slow ageing in humans.
 
Guest speaker Dr Daryl Shanley is a Reader in Systems Biology of Ageing at Newcastle University. He is a computational biologist with specific expertise in the biology of ageing and is the current Director of the Newcastle University Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition. Dr Shanley’s work combines deep and detailed knowledge of molecular and cellular mechanisms with state-of-the-art computational methods. This is increasingly recognised as an essential way to address the complexity of the ageing process. Over the last 20 years, Dr Shanley has played a key role in this emerging field.
 
Doors open at 6:30, the talk starts at 7pm. The talk and formal Q&A will be finished by 9 but many people stay to chat afterwards.
 
We charge £1 for NEH members and £2 for non-members, which covers the cost of light refreshments. (Please consider bringing your own mug for a hot drink; help us be as green as we can be.)

Doors open at 6:30, the talk starts at 7pm. The talk and formal Q&A will be finished by 9 but many people stay to chat afterwards.
We charge £1 for NEH members and £2 for non-members, which covers the cost of light refreshments. (Please consider bringing your own mug for a hot drink; help us be as green as we can be.)

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