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Gerontologist receives national recognition

Leading Newcastle University researcher, Professor Thomas von Zglinicki has received Britain’s highest award for services to gerontology.

The Professor of Cellular Gerontology who is also Scientific Director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, has received the highest honour of the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA); the Lord Cohen of Birkenhead Medal for services to gerontology. The BSRA is the oldest scientific society in the world devoted to researching the biology of ageing. 

First awarded in 1980 the Lord Cohen Medal recognises an individual who has made a considerable contribution to ageing research, either through original discoveries or in the promotion of gerontology in its broadest aspects. Past recipients include Professor Leonard Hayflick, who discovered the ‘Hayflick limit’ to cell division, and Emeritus Professor of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, Professor Tom Kirkwood CBE who proposed the evolutionary concept of disposable soma.

The legacy of ageing research

Professor von Zglinicki commented “I am delighted to receive this award, and I am humbled to have been selected by my peers for such an honour.

For the full article please visit the Newcastle University website.

Published on 12th July 2017

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