Third FLARE Summer School a success


The third FLARE Summer School took place last week in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, near Madrid in Spain.  In total 32 early career post-doctoral researchers from 14 countries attended the event between 5-8 September including – for the first time – FLARE 1 alumni, new FLARE 2 Fellows and Associate Fellows, as well as a number of nominated post-docs from other EU countries.

Guest speakers, who generously gave their time to help in training a future generation of researchers in the ageing field, included:

  • Professor Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • Dr Günter Lepperdinger, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Dr Sibila Marques, CIS/ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
  • Professor Vicente Rodriguez, MICINN/CSIC, Spain
  • Dr Faiza Tabassum, University College London, UK
  • Professor Alan Walker, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Professor Tony Warnes, University of Sheffield UK
  • Dr Asghar Zaidi, European Centre for Social Welfare, Policy and Research, Austria


A number of FLARE 1 and FLARE 2 Fellows also generously contributed to the programme:

  • Dr Chengxuan Qiu, Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Dr Hans-Joerg Ehni, Institute for the Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Tuebingen Germany
  • Dr Antje Heinrich, Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, UK
  • Dr Kathrin Komp, Umea University, Sweden
  • Dr Blossom Stephan, Cambridge University, UK
  • Dr Birgit Trukeschitz, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


The final programme is now available and a full event report will soon be available here.   Please check back in a few weeks for more details.