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Ageing Research at King's

Ageing Research at King's

Ageing Research at King's (ARK) is a cross-faculty multidisciplinary consortium of investigators which brings together scholarship and research in ageing in several complementary areas. ARK represents King’s world class excellence for research on the biology of ageing, from the basic mechanisms in biogerontology to clinical translation and the social impact of ageing.

The primary purpose of ARK is to enhance multidisciplinary research collaborations within King’s to better understand the mechanisms of ageing and improving health-span. As ageing consists of complex systems at the level of biology, psychology and society, in order to understand the processes of ageing and the nature of old age itself, it is important to bring together learning and research from a number of key disciplines.

ARK is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of an ageing world, and to provide answers at multiple levels, from cellular mechanisms to social sciences. We aim to launch a new programme of events to foster research networking within King’s as well as develop interactions with Research Councils, research charities, other academic institutions and industrial partners both in UK and globally, using ageing as a focus for building academic excellence.

ARK Coordinators:

  • Dr Richard Siow
    Cardiovascular Division, British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence
  • Professor Stephen Harridge
    Centre of Human and Aerospace Physiological Sciences

ARK International Lecture Series

When: 20 March 2017, 17:00
Where: Lecture Theatre 2, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus


  • TwinsUK insights on ageing 
    Professor Tim Spector 

    Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Regsitry, King’s College London
  • For better or for worse: Health trends and health inequalities among the oldest old 
    Professor Johan Fritzell

    Director of Ageing Research Centre (ARC), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, Sweden 

More info: Please register online to attend. 

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