promote scientific collaboration and research between Israel and the UK into the aging process
The UK has launched a new fund to promote scientific collaboration and research between Israel and the UK into the aging process and its effect on human health.
In the UK, 18% of the population is over 65 years of age. Israel’s elderly population is expected to reach 14.3% by 2040, and elderly populations worldwide are set to double in the next 30 years, the statement said. To meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the aging population globally, the UK government has decided to harness the power of innovation and bring together industry and academia to tackle the issues.
BIRAX Ageing will officially open its first call for research proposals in April. The call will focus on two broad themes: research into the impact of aging processes on human health and studies that use precision medicine and big data to identify biomarkers, algorithms and computational techniques to help prevent the harmful effects associated with aging.
The first call for proposals will focus on two broad themes:
- Medical conditions and the ageing process– The impact of aging processes on human health
- Precision Medicine and big data in ageing
The call is expected to be published at the end of April.
For more details : BIRAX Call Draft