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Longevity+ #5: Postponing aging by Dr. Aubrey de Grey

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We are cordially inviting you to the online seminar Postponing aging by honorary speaker Dr. Aubrey de Grey. Longevity+ seminar series are organized by our new CLEA Longevity+ Research Group: a transdisciplinary approach to wellbeing. The group aims to integrate and elaborate scientific approaches towards a long and happy life.  


Zoom Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/96314326372?pwd=Q29TeHN2MHpaOFlSMEJKVWhTQ0hKZz09
Meeting ID: 963 1432 6372
Passcode: EX10aS
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1Odnn8AIJ

 

Dr. Aubrey de Grey

Postponing aging: How much can we do now and how much should we aim for?

 

Longevity is increasing worldwide, but more slowly than in decades past: indeed it has largely flatlined in the West. Can we resume the earlier pace of progress? I will argue that there is much that people can do to postpone the health problems that await them late in life, including optimisations of diet, lifestyle and stress management - but that the magnitude of the benefit that most people can realistically achieve by such means is quite modest and must not be overstated. By contrast, the longevity research community is making major and accelerating strides towards the development of medical treatments that will confer much larger benefits - and those who are already in middle age or older when such medicines arrive will benefit the most. I will summarise the nature of these foreseeable medical advances and why more and more experts are saying they are within reach.


Bio:

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Mountain View, California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) biomedical research charity that performs and funds laboratory research dedicated to combating aging. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA in computer science and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Cambridge. His research interests encompass the characterisation of all the types of self-inflicted cellular and molecular damage that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage. Dr. de Grey is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organisations. He is a highly sought-after speaker who gives 40-50 invited talks per year at scientific conferences, universities, companies in areas ranging from pharma to life insurance, and to the public.

 

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