Ageing Research at King's (ARK) works in partnership with the following initiatives at King's.
The Francis Crick Institute
The Francis Crick Institute is the new national institute for biomedical research focusing on new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases. Its innovative approach involves interdisciplinary collaborative research in an environment designed to encourage new discovery through shared science in partnership with King’s, Medical Research Council (MRC), Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, UCL and Imperial College London. One of the key cross-cutting science questions at the Crick is how do organisms maintain health and balance throughout life and as they age. This research will aid the understanding of normal healthy ageing and processes involved in human age-related diseases. Find out more about the King's partnership with the Crick.
Kings Health Partners
King's Health Partners is an Academic Health Science Centre where world-class research, education and clinical practice are brought together for the benefit of patients. King's Health Partners aim to make sure that the lessons from research are used more swiftly, effectively and systematically to improve healthcare services for people with physical and mental health care problems.
Health Innovation Network
The Healthy Ageing clinical theme at the Health Innovation Network is primarily concerned with the promotion of healthy living and the prevention and management of illness and disability affecting older people. Ageing, together with an accumulation of health and social changes over time, may result in increasing frailty and these changes can happen more quickly for some people than others and can often be reversed or overcome quite simply. The work programme reflects the interests of the member organisations, and contributes to the overall ambition for ‘healthy ageing’ in the south London population. Find out more about Healthy Ageing at Health Innovations Network here.
The PLuS Alliance combines the strengths of three leading universities Arizona State University, King’s College London and University of New South Wales Sydney, to find research-led solutions and expand access to world-class learning, to make tangible differences to world issues such as global ageing and contribute to a more just and sustainable future. The PLuS Alliance is building a global innovation network with like-minded people and organisations across academia, government, industry, philanthrophy and communities.The PLuS Alliance also provides access to world-class online education programmes, giving some students the opportunity to take a PLuS shared module from one of the other partner institutions.
The ARK-TransCampus partnership is a unique initiative between two of Europe’s leading academic institutions, King's College London and Technische Universität Dresden. This partnership aims to stimulate, support and enable collaborations in fields of research within the ageing themes through academic exchange and sharing of resources to promote translational projects and knowledge transfer. Current TransCampus academics with expertise in ageing research are listed below and links with researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics in Dresden are being developed.
Science Gallery London
Science Gallery London connects art, science and health to drive innovation in the heart of the city. The new free-to-visit space will open in London Bridge in September 2018.
The programme will bring together scientific researchers, students, local communities and artists in surprising and innovative ways. The space will present three themed seasons every year, incorporating exhibitions, events, performances, live experiments, open discussions and festivals, all with scientific engagement at their core.
Science Gallery London is part of the Global Science Gallery Network – which will see eight galleries open or in development by 2020, connecting King’s researchers to galleries worldwide. Each Science Gallery will provide its home city with a platform for live research and experimentation – exposing local communities to unexpected and surprising exhibitions and inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers.
For more information on Science Gallery London, click here.