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Ageing Cell Conference. A conference report

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the Babraham Institute (BI), United Kingdom


The Babraham Institute’s ‘Ageing Cell’ conference took place earlier this year (27-28 March 2017) and was supported by the Biochemical Society among others. The event, which showcased the very latest research Ageing at a cellular level, brought together over 200 delegates to its campus and new conferencing facilities. In a programme designed to explore the intersections of research disciplines, the event did not disappoint.

​Four major themes were highlighted through expertly chaired sessions during the two-day event. Day 1 focused on the Ageing Stem Cell and also explored the effects of ageing on immune system. The remaining themes of Signalling and Epigenetics of the Ageing Cell on Day 2 revealed pioneering research on topics including the epigenetic clock and senescence. These themed sessions, focused Q&A and networking all encouraged significant knowledge exchange and new collaborations have already been cited. The Babraham Institute and ‘the Ageing Cell’ has put Cambridge firmly on the map with this International conference. Calls for a repeat event are now being considered.

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