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BLAST Pump-Priming Call – Round 5 – now Open

May 24, 2024

BLAST Pump-Priming Call – Round 5 – now Open

Following our Workshop What’s Next? Careers And Opportunities In Ageing Research Applications are now open to Early Career Researchers for BLAST’s 5th Round of Pump-Priming Funds. We welcome applications for empirical, theoretical and feasibility studies, testing or development of prototype devices or analysis of secondary data sets relevant to our primary mission of increasing scientific understanding of the […]

Register for BLAST’s Sexual Dimorphism in Ageing Online Seminars – 3rd June & 21st June – abstract submission extended!!

May 10, 2024

Register for BLAST’s Sexual Dimorphism in Ageing Online Seminars – 3rd June & 21st June – abstract submission extended!!

The BLAST Network has organised two online seminars on the theme of Sexual Dimorphism of Ageing. These seminars will focus on specific topics including: Behaviour, Cognition & Ageing Metabolism, Diet & the Microbiome Immune Ageing Sexual Selection & Ageing Reproductive Ageing & the Menopause These seminars will be split across two sessions, one on Monday […]

WHAT’S NEXT? CAREERS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN AGEING RESEARCH WORKSHOP

March 28, 2024

WHAT’S NEXT? CAREERS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN AGEING RESEARCH WORKSHOP

17th May 2024 at the Science Gallery in London Bridge, King’s College London – Directions Funded by the BLAST network and co-designed with early career researchers from multiple networks this event is open to all ECRs on a first come, first served basis. The purpose of the event is to allow those within eight years […]

Introducing UKAN Blogs

March 4, 2024

Introducing UKAN Blogs

  We are delighted to introduce a new element to the UK Ageing Network website – a Blog function that allows each network the opportunity to discuss, demonstrate and theorise within their expert field of research. We are hoping blog posts can be used as an information-sharing tool and a place to showcase best practice, […]

ECMage/BLAST/lifetime CDT Joint meeting ‘Young Leaders in Interdisciplinary Ageing Science’

December 4, 2023

ECMage/BLAST/lifetime CDT Joint meeting ‘Young Leaders in Interdisciplinary Ageing Science’

For all attendees – please see our final programme below: ECMage BLAST lifetime CDT ‘Young Leaders in Interdisciplinary Ageing Science’ Conference Programme 31 January 2024 We are delighted to confirm further details of our next network meeting to be held on 31 January 2024. The joint event commences at 10.30 am with registration on Wednesday […]

The Business Case for Ageing Research Workshop is Open for Registration!

October 16, 2023

The Business Case for Ageing Research Workshop is Open for Registration!

  BLAST and MYAGE research networks are co-hosting a one-day workshop on the Business Case for Ageing Research at the Academy of Medical Sciences, 41 Portland Place, London on the 14th November 2023. The workshop aims to identify key gaps and opportunities in the commercialisation of geroscience which will ultimately inform UKRI’s bid in this […]

Pump priming funds (4th call)

July 21, 2023

Pump priming funds (4th call)

Pump priming funds fourth call (associated with the BLAST Summer School 2023) now open! Deadline: 13th August 2023 midnight (i.e. 11:59pm) Please access the application form here Note: The deadline has been extended (Aug 6 –> 13th) to allow for administrative delays due to the Summer period   BLAST provides pump priming financial support, through funding […]

BLAST Summer School 2023 – Applications Open!

June 1, 2023

BLAST Summer School 2023 – Applications Open!

Calling all ECRs! Following the roaring success of our 2022 Summer School at the University of Oxford, the BLAST network is offering another ECR-focused Summer School to discuss the Tools & Technologies in Ageing Research. The BLAST network is one of 11 Interdisciplinary Ageing Across the Life Course networks with the aim of transforming ageing […]

Nutritional Resilience for Healthy Ageing workshop open!

May 5, 2023

Nutritional Resilience for Healthy Ageing workshop open!

The BLAST (Building Links in Ageing Science and Translation) research network in coordination with the larger UKANetworks is holding a two-day workshop on Nutritional Resilience for Healthy Ageing at the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University in Belfast on June 6th & 7th 2023, in collaboration with the PROMED-COG project. The workshop will comprise […]

Ageing of the Mind and Senses Workshop, Apply Now!

March 15, 2023

Ageing of the Mind and Senses Workshop, Apply Now!

The BLAST (Building Links in Ageing Science and Translation) research network is holding a one-day workshop on the Ageing of the Mind and Senses at the Conference Centre of the University of Sussex in collaboration with the University of Sussex Institute of Cognitive Science (COGS). The workshop will comprise scientific talks by experts on how […]