ARCHA takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and promoting successful ageing by asking how biological, technological, strategic, therapeutic and psychosocial strategies can be employed to understand and therefore improve age-related decline.
Our mission is to facilitate research that helps understand, predict and prevent age-related degeneration, using knowledge and expertise from researchers across the university to make older age better for everyone.
The ARCHA Biology group work on a range of studies including fundamental biological mechanisms of ageing, cell-based systems to model age-related diseases and population-based studies in healthy cohorts to identify and understand factors that influence the ageing process.
- Dr Cathy Slack (Lead) – Dr Slack’s research includes understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern how an animal ages using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model system.
- Professor Andrew Devitt – Professor Devitt’s research includes work on defining the functional surface of extracellular vesicles and inflammation in dementia.
- Dr James Brown – Dr Brown works on frailty and metabolism in ageing, and trying to understand the links between body composition and successful ageing.