Monday 25th April 2016 – ICMR Research Seminar- Summer Term Series – 1:00pm- 2:00pm Harborne Lecture Theatre. Refreshments and discussion will take place after the seminar in the Harborne foyer.
Infrastructures supporting ageing and development research in mice; ShARM and MouseAGE – Dr Paul Potter, MRC Harwell
Dr Potter is the programme Leader for Disease Models and Translation group within the Mammalian Genetics Unit, MRC Harwell, as well as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Immunology and Inflammation, Imperial College. Following a popular seminar in the autumn term Paul has agreed to come back to tell us about two infrastructure projects that are now available in the UK and Europe to support age and developmental mouse research.
ShARM (www.sharmuk.org) is a not for profit organisation, open to all scientific investigators in the UK and overseas, aiming to accelerate research into ageing by facilitating the sharing of resources. ShARM provides immediate and cost effective access to aged murine models and their tissues, and promotes the networking for researchers via its online collaborative environment. It is funded by Wellcome Trust and works in partnership with MRC Harwell and The MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA).
The main objective of MouseAGE is to form a network of scientists, clinicians, industrial partners and regulatory affairs experts from European countries with multidisciplinary expertise to define best practice on how preclinical interventions in mouse models of age and age-related disorders should be tested so to accelerate the translation to the clinic.is formed to develop a European network for preclinical testing of interventions in mouse models of age and age-related diseases.