What is CIMA?
The Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield that brings together complementary and outstanding expertise in skeletal muscle, bone, cartilage and tendon biology, ageing research, nutrition and exercise interventions and clinical excellence in musculoskeletal disorders. The Centre is developing an integrated approach to understanding the processes and effects of ageing in tissues of the musculoskeletal system, how ageing contributes to diseases of the musculoskeletal system and how these processes may be ameliorated or prevented.
This Centre of Excellence brings together researchers from 3 leading UK Universities to build on current world-leading research to understand why our bones, joints and muscles function less well with age.
One of CIMA’s principal objectives is to the become the foremost UK Centre for research on musculoskeletal ageing and develop a major international reputation for research in this important area and one of the ways it aims to do this is by training young researchers and clinicians with outstanding multidisciplinary skills in musculoskeletal ageing – by taking the MRes, you could be part of CIMA’s legacy!
CIMA host 3 meetings a year during which members meet to present and listen to the latest research. The first meeting of the academic year is the annual meeting in September which will also feature induction activities for new MRes students. You will have the opportunity to present a research poster and get valuable feedback from staff at one of the meetings during the second semester of your course. Meetings are usually organised around a theme and previous themes have been 'Nutrition and Ageing' and '(In) activity and musculoskeletal ageing: measuring, modelling and interventions'.