On Tuesday, 6th June, the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research hosted an enlightening and informative Science & Wellness Afternoon at The Exchange in Birmingham. This event provided attendees with a unique opportunity to delve into the world of healthy ageing and muscle health, featuring a distinguished panel of experts in the field. The series of talks, accompanied by a panel discussion, covered a diverse range of captivating topics and cutting-edge research.
Primary care databases such as THIN (The Health Improvement Network), represent a rich source of information related to musculoskeletal diseases, associated comorbidities and lifestyle factors allowing a detailed study of…
CMAR funded clinical PhD student, Dr Daisy Wilson, won the scientific prize at the British Geriatrics Society (BGS).
Nima Gharahdaghi an international PhD student funded by the Vice Chancellor’s scholarship, at the University of Nottingham won 1st poster prize at the 10th Annual Congress of the Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders Society held in Rome held on 8-10 December 2017.
The Young Life Scientists’ Symposium, an annual scientific conference, is organised by young life scientists, for young life scientists, and is an opportunity for scientists to showcase their work via oral and poster presentations, attend specialised workshops, and network in a positive and constructive environment. This year the symposium was organised by CMAR PhD students Jessica Cegielski, Colleen Deane, Joe Bass and Amelia Pollard.
This year we broke from tradition and went off-campus to Carrs Lane Conference Centre in Birmingham City Centre for our annual Agewell event.
Dr Niharika Duggal, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, presented her work on the impact of lifelong physical activity on immunosenescence at the British Society for Research into Ageing (BRSA) Annual Meeting in Exeter on 22 July 2017.
On May the 23rd, the Phenome Centre Birmingham officially launched with a grand opening and one-day scientific symposium on clinical metabolic phenotyping. The £8M Phenome Centre Birmingham is a large metabolic phenotyping facility led by internationally-recognised metabolomics and clinical experts at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Birmingham Health Partners.
Centre members Dr Phil Atherton, Dr Kenny Smith, and Dr Daniel Wilkinson will host a European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) course in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism later this month.
Earlier this year (16th to 18th March 2016), with funding from the Newton Fund through the British Council and FAPESP, we organised and ran a 3-day ‘Researcher Links’ workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The workshop titled “Healthy Ageing: How to get there?” brought together scientists (both early career and established), clinicians and public health practitioners from two very different global regions, the UK and Brazil