MouseAGE meeting programme: Geroprotectors: achievements and challenges

The MouseAGE meeting Geroprotectors: achievements and challenges was successfully held at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy on 24th – 25th September 2018.

The key themes discussed at the meeting were:

  • What’s exciting in healthspan and geroprotectors
  • Multimorbidity and Digital Health
  • Frailty and resilience

The programme can be found below.

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MouseAGE Models of Ageing and Age-related Diseases database live

The MouseAGE Models of Ageing and Age-related Diseases database is now live on the MouseAGE website at:

The database has a particular emphasis on data which may never be published but are helpful in designing experiments, i.e. negative results or timing of appearance of specific phenotypes.

Further contributions to the database are sought and will be accepted until 30 November 2018. If you have data you wish to add to the database, please download and complete the form in the 'useful documents' section below. Return the completed template to For a MS Word version of the template, please contact

If your data is confidential but you still wish to contribute, please just provide your name, email, institution, the relevant ageing or age-related disease, model and whether its clinically relevant to Only this high level information will be published on the database and those interested in further information will be encouraged to contact you directly via email.



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2018 MouseAGE Training School

Eighteen participants took part in the MouseAGE Training School Behavioural Phenotyping in mice - focus on longitudinal studies in ageing on 10-12 July 2018 at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols”, Madrid, Spain. 

Organised by MouseAGE Core Group member, Dr José Luis Trejo, the training school was directed at both beginners and experimenters with some ability in behavioural phenotyping who wanted to extend their knowledge in the specific tasks and their application to ageing mice. Following the successful completion of the training school, participants are now able to:

  • Design basic experiments based on Morris water maze protocols, object recognition tests, auditory brain stem response, or acoustic startle response, with a specific focus to ageing studies
  • Perform the technical execution of the different tests and protocols
  • Manage and analyse the data


MouseAGE Meeting ROME 2018 - Call for bursary applications and abstracts

COST Action BM1402 is pleased to announce that calls for bursary applications and abstracts are now open for the MouseAGE meeting:
Geroprotectors: achievements and challenges

Rome, Italy

24th – 25th September 2018

The meeting will take place at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and will start at 9am on Monday 24th September and conclude at 4pm on Tuesday 25th September.

The key themes to be discussed are:
·        What’s new in healthspan and geroprotectors
·        Models of frailty and resilience
·        Multimorbidity and digital health

Speakers at the meeting will include Dan Ehninger (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany), Costas Bekas (IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland), Alessandra Marengoni (University of Brescia, Italy) and Alessandro Blasimme (ETH Zurich,Switzerland).

There are a number of bursaries available for researchers to attend the meeting - these will cover accommodation, travel and meals in line with COST reimbursement rules. COST rules on reimbursement are detailed in the COST vademecum which can be found here: Reimbursement will occur after the meeting.

Please use the form HERE to register your interest in attending the meeting, apply for a bursary and submit your abstract. Submitted abstracts should also be emailed to

Deadline for submitting the form is Wednesday 4th July 2018.

Applicants will be notified on the outcome of their bursary and abstract applications within two weeks of the close date (4 July).

Please contact if you have any questions.


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