Please note that this event has been rescheduled from Saturday 8th May and will now be held online. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Members of the Adam de Brome Society are invited to join us online on Saturday 27th March from 11am for the annual lunch. There will be updates from College and, as is customary, an update from an Oriel academic. This year we will be hearing from DPhil student Loren Kell, who will be updating us on her research as the inaugural Mellon Longevity Graduate Scholar. You can find out more about Loren below.

Please use the form below to book your place at the event. We will be sorting attendees into online breakout rooms for you to catch up with other members at the end of the event, please do let us know in your booking if there is anyone in particular you would like to speak to. To help with these decisions we will be circulating a guest list of all those attending a week before the event, and can update bookings at a later date. All members of your household are welcome to join you on the call. For any questions please contact Kathryn Ferguson, Alumni Relations and Events Officer, on

Meet our Speaker:

Loren Kell

Loren Kell is a DPhil Biochemistry student funded by The Mellon Longevity Graduate Scholarship at Oriel College. Her interest in ageing arose during her undergraduate degree at University College London, where she specialised in Immunology and Infection and became aware of the fundamental role of the ageing immune system in driving the acquisition of many age-related diseases.

Loren went on to undertake research in Professor Arne Akbar’s group to investigate aspects of immune system ageing, with a particular focus on T cell functionality. After graduating top of her year, she stayed on as a research assistant with Dr Venkat Reddy and Professor Akbar, to investigate the biology of senescent T cell activation in autoimmune diseases. Now, Loren’s DPhil project, co-supervised by professors Lynne Cox and Katja Simon, focuses on the role of the DNA damage response protein, WRN, in modulating senescent phenotypes of the immune system.

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