Understanding our skin – what happens as we age?
|Starts:||13:00 31 Oct 2019|
|Ends:||16:00 31 Oct 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students, General public|
You are invited to a free seminar on Understanding our skin – what happens as we age?
MICRA is pleased to announce the first seminar of the 2019/20 academic year - Understanding our skin – what happens as we age? This event will include a free networking lunch
Our skin acts as an important barrier to the environment, but as we age it grows thinner and becomes more susceptible to damage, infection and chronic wounds. We believe that some of these changes may relate to lipids found within the skin, as well as microorganisms living on the skin surface. We aim to get a better understanding of the changes that ageing skin goes through, and are conducting a research study comparing young and older skin. We hope that by learning more about these age-related changes, we can understand how to intervene to keep older skin healthier for longer.
Professor Rachel Watson: What happens to our skin as we age?
Professor Andrew McBain: Understanding the microorganisms that live on our skin
Professor Anna Nicolaou: Why lipids are so important for our skin?
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