British Society Research into Ageing

  • Maeve Rea (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Systems and Ageing in the Oldest Old: Understanding how to age better is important to people, to populations and for government policy. Dr Rea will discuss some of the immunological, genetic, nutritional and cardiovascular risk factors which her research group has found in her BELFAST cohort of octo/nonagenarians who appear to have aged well, not only with long ‘lifespan’ but also with ‘healthspan’. She will also discuss recently published findings on genes related to longevity in 3500 European nonagenarian sibling pairs in EU Genetics of Healthy Ageing (GEHA) and her findings and insights about longevity from the GeHA nonagenarian siblings themselves
Period07 Jul 201409 Jul 2014
Event typeConference
LocationLiverpool , United KingdomShow on map


  • Ageing well
  • biogerontology
  • genetics