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Notice: Adams-Sweeting On-Line Lecture: Can we Cure Ageing?

Published on: 17 Sep, 2021
Updated on: 17 Sep, 2021

The next University of Surrey Adams-Sweeting lecture will take place virtually, from 6pm to 7.30pm, on Tuesday, October 12.

Dame Linda Partridge will share her insight and research into ageing and ask if drugs can help slow down the process and prolong lifespan.

What if getting old did not mean getting frail and ill? Recent research has yielded a much better understanding of how ageing happens, and how it leads to the ills of old age. And in laboratory animals it turns out to be possible to target ageing with diet and with existing drugs to promote better health in late life. There is now a lot of interest in seeing if we can tackle human ageing to prevent or delay the unhealthy period at the end of life.

Linda Partridge works on the biology of ageing. Her research is directed to understanding the mechanisms by which healthy lifespan can be extended in laboratory model organisms and humans. Her work has focussed in particular on the role of nutrient-sensing pathways and diet, and her primary interest is in geroprotective drugs. She is the recipient of numerous awards, was honoured with a DBE for Services to Science in 2009 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society. She is the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and the Biological Secretary of the Royal Society.

This free online lecture will be hosted by Science writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry OBE and will feature time for a questions and answers session after the lecture. 

The booking link can be found at Can we Cure Ageing with Dame Linda Partridge: An Adams-Sweeting Lecture Tickets, Tue 12 Oct 2021 at 18:00 | Eventbrite.

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