7.3.09

One foot in the future. Attaining the 10,000+ year lifespan you always wanted?

Saturday 21st March, 2pm-4pm. Venue: Room 403, 4th floor (via main lift), Main Building, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX. The event is free and everyone's welcome.

Dr Richard Faragher, Reader in Gerontology, School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton
, will review the ageing process across the animal kingdom together with the latest scientific insights into how it may operate. The lecture will also review promising avenues for translation into practice over the next few years, and current barriers to progress in ageing research will be considered.

About the speaker:

Richard Faragher read Biochemistry at Imperial College, London, and undertook doctoral studies at the University of Sussex. His primary research interest is the relationship between replicative senescence and organismal ageing. In 2005, he became the first ever scientist to receive a Help the Aged award for his championship of research for older people. From 2004-2008 Dr Faragher was Co-director of the BBSRC EPSRC-SPARC programme, a cross-disciplinary research network designed to build national capacity in ageing research. He currently serves on the Research Advisory Council of the Charity Research Into Ageing.

Pre-meeting and post-meeting activities:

Why not join some of the UKTA regulars for drinks and/or a light lunch beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ? To find us, look out for a table displaying a copy of Aubrey de Grey's book "Ending Aging".

For those able to stay after the meeting, discussion is likely to continue in one of the pubs near Birkbeck College.