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Programme:Experimental Research into Ageing
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Experimental Research into AgeingResearch Programme


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Summary of key aims

The Initiative was launched in 2001, and covered work on normal ageing at the molecular, cellular, systems and behavioural levels. For strategic reasons, and in order to differentiate this initiative from simply being a follow-on fund for SAGE, applications were limited to these areas:
- The genetics of normal ageing
- Interventions in ageing: including small molecule pharmacological agents, such as free radical scavengers.
- Model systems

Admin contact

+44 (0)1793 413200
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue

Scientific contact

Dr C M Miles
+44 (0)1793 413359
Polaris House
North Star Avenue

Funding contact

Dr C M Miles
+44 (0)1793 413359
Polaris House
North Star Avenue

Is the project externally evaluated?


Who has evaluated, or will evaluate, the programme?

Programme to be evaluated by external reviewers in the coming years

What forms of international collaboration does the programme support?

  • ▪ National researchers abroad
  • ▪ Travel for national researchers

Interdisciplinary research is a strategic priority...

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