Metabolism of Ageing
This is a joint between The Biochemical Society and The British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA).
Increased age is the major risk factor for multiple diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration. Given the current global demographic shift, in which there will be over 2.1 billion people aged over 60 by 2050, new strategies to improve health in older people are urgently needed. Research has shown that common underlying biological processes, such as nutrient signalling and cellular metabolism, drive multiple age-related pathologies; these biological mechanisms of ageing have therefore emerged as viable therapeutic targets for the treatment of age-related diseases. Metabolic dysfunctions during ageing are now considered major causative factors for such diseases. This conference will bring together those working on cellular metabolism with those developing interventions to improve healthy ageing, providing an interdisciplinary forum for discussing how to translate fundamental scientific findings into clinical strategies that target ageing and its associated disease.
- Redox signalling and ageing: insights from Drosophila >
- The role of adipose tissue senescence in obesity- and ageing-related metabolic disorders >
- Allostatic load and ageing: linking the microbiome and nutrition with age-related health >
- Sex-related differences in human plasma NAD+/NADH levels depend on age >
- Using nuclear envelope mutations to explore age-related skeletal muscle weakness >
- Rivastigmine attenuates the Alzheimer’s disease related protein degradation and apoptotic neuronal death signalling >
- Mitochondrial control of cellular protein homeostasis >