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Biophysical Sciences Institute

BSRA 2016

Conference Resources

Getting here and Map

The School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (or "Biology Department") is a 30 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from Durham Railway Station.

From Newcastle Airport, a taxi takes 30-40 minutes or take the Metro to Newcastle and then a train to Durham

See downloadable map for all conference locations




The British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) is a research charity and academic society that promotes and funds research into the causes and effects of ageing. Members are primarily UK-based researchers studying the biology of ageing using a wide range of disciplines.

The conference is supported by the BBSRC

Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the interactive poster sessions.

The best abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.

Topics include:

  • Evolution and ecology of ageing: How evolution and ecology shed light on how ageing works
  • Model systems and experimental evolution: What the study of model organisms tell us
  • The molecular mechanisms of ageing: Molecular mechanisms of ageing and how they have evolved

Other Events

Public engagement workshop

Public event including dialogue performance

"How will we age in the future?" Round table discussion, sponsored by P&G

Dinner and Ceilidh in historic Durham Castle

Get directions

Get directions by public transport and car with Google Maps

Journey planner


There will limited accommodation available in Durham University Colleges which can be booked through the registration site. Alternatlively, information about hotel and B&B accommodation in and around Durham City can be found here: