SRUK/CERU Ageing and Diseases Conference

Friday, Jun 09, 2023 · Plenary Room, Crausaz Wordsworth Building, Robinson College, Cambridge

Join us for this event

Join us on Friday 09/06/2023 at 13:30, for the SRUK/CERU Ageing and Diseases Conference event

The average life expectancy in the UK could reach 86 by the year 2050. Ageing is an important risk factor for various diseases, including cancer and degenerative diseases. That is why it is essential to investigate the ageing processes to prevent these diseases and improve the quality of life of older people.

In view of the growing interest generated in Cambridge for the research field described here, the SRUK/CERU Cancer Committee and the SRUK/CERU Midlands constituency is organising this free Conference on June 9th in Cambridge, covering topics on both ageing and cellular senescence as well as diseases associated with these processes.

Additionally, we would like to invite all scientists working on ageing, regeneration, senescence, and associated diseases to speak about their research and learn firsthand about the latest advances in this field.

The call for abstracts for short talks is now open for postdocs and predocs. Membership is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended in order to access the benefits of SRUK/CERU membership (eg. microgrants).

Deadline 28th May or until all the spaces are taken. So we recommend registering sooner rather than later!

The event will finish with a networking and social BBQ for all the attendees.

If you are a SRUK/CERU member, you can also apply for a microgrant to cover part of your travel expenses (application through the Member Zone). If you wish to become a member, you can sig up here as well.


Please be aware that the session themes and programme are both subject to change as detailed planning continues.

13:30 – 14:00Registration
14:00 – 14:30Institutional Welcome
14:30 – 16:00Session I
Proteostasis mechanisms in ageing and neurodegeneration
Dr Maria Jimenez-Sanchez, King’s College London
Discovering New Molecular Biology and Therapeutics with Combinatorially Complete Peptide Libraries
Dr Pau Creixell, CRUK Cambridge Institute
Short talks
16:00 – 16:30Networking coffee
16:30 – 17:00Session II
Organic Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery to Solid Tumours
Dr Ljiljana Fruk, University of Cambridge
Killing your cells to live (longer): the future of senotherapies
Dr Salvador Macip, University of Leicester
Tuning of mRNA translation to promote resilience and longevity
Dr Martin Denzel, Altos Labs Cambridge Institute of Science
18:00Closing and social event with BBQ

After the event, BBQ and refreshments will be provided for all attendees!

We hope to see you all in Cambridge!

The price of your journey to be covered by SRUK/CERU will be determined based on the following percentages*:

*If the cost of your return ticket is £40, SRUK/CERU will pay 60% of the price and reimburse you £24. It is highly recommended that you book your train tickets in advance and avoid first-class tickets if you intend to claim a microgrant. For any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Cancer Committee at [email protected].

Join us for this event

Join us on Friday 09/06/2023 at 13:30, for the SRUK/CERU Ageing and Diseases Conference event