Mountain View, CA / Berlin, Germany
We are happy to announce Dr. João Pedro de Magalhães as a speaker for the 2020 Undoing Aging Conference.
Prof de Magalhaes graduated in Microbiology in 1999 from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia in his hometown of Porto, Portugal, and then obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University of Namur in Belgium.
Following a postdoc with genomics pioneer Prof George Church at Harvard Medical School, in 2008 Prof de Magalhaes was recruited to the University of Liverpool where he leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group. His lab studies the ageing process and how we can manipulate it to fend off age-related diseases and improve human health.
Prof de Magalhaes has authored over 100 publications and given over 100 invited talks, including three TEDx talks. In addition, he has a long-term interest in technological trends and their future impact on society.
“I very much look forward to attending Undoing Aging 2020! The anti-ageing field has exploded in recent years, there is so much excitement that we will be able to tackle aging in the foreseeable future”, says Joao Pedro de Magalhaes.
“I’ve been friends with Joao Pedro since he was a grad student, and his passion for this crusade has remained undiminished as he has risen to become one of the world's leading bioinformaticians in our community. His contributions are hugely admired within the field, and I’m very much looking forward to hearing about his latest work", says Aubrey de Grey.