Over 200 delegates attended the Babraham Institute’s conference on Ageing at a cellular level. In a programme designed to explore the intersections of research disciplines, the event did not disappoint.
Prof David Gems Plenary talk set the scene for the conference sharing his groups’ pioneering research about ageing in C. Elegans.
Dr Elisa Laurenti from the Wellcome Trust–MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute chaired the session on The Ageing Stem Cell, whilst Prof Janet Lord’s (University of Birmingham) afternoon session explored the effects of ageing on immune system. Talks explored insights on ageing in Stem Cells and as well as autophagy and the metabolism of Haematopoietic stem cells.
Conversations on Twitter:
Karl Rudolph: prevalence of age associated mutations of epigenetic regulators in blood stem cells #theageingcell @BabrahamInst
nat slxn, HSC sensitive to inflammation, SC cloal expansion w/age = low differentiation capacity
#theageingcell a great conference, very thought provoking.
@BabrahamInst many talks show certain ageing defects delayed till approx 45-60. What ends 'stable adulthood'? Intriguing! #theageingcell
Really beautiful data on maternal age and successful pregnancy
LynneCox&Co. Challenging permanence of senescence in human skin fibroblasts. #stubbornquiescence in #theageingcell ? Gr8 talk @BabrahamInst
Second half of the first session of #theageingcell @BabrahamInst giving great insights from research of HSC!