Mountain View, CA / Berlin, Germany
We are happy to announce Dr. Mikhail S. Shchepinov as a speaker for the 2019 Undoing Aging Conference.
Mikhail S. Shchepinov is Chief Science Officer at Retrotope, Inc. USA.
From 2000 to 2006 Mikhail worked in the biotech industry developing chemical tools for genomics and proteomics. His current focus is on developing methods of fortification of essential nutrients to protect against diseases of aging and age-related oxidative stress.
Dr. Mikhail Shchepinov received a MS in chemistry and biotechnology from Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology, Moscow, USSR and a PhD in bioorganic chemistry from the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry.
"Mikhail (Misha) first approached me nearly 15 years ago with the totally crazy idea that replacing hydrogen with deuterium in bioactive molecules so as to slow down undesirable chemical reactions. Well, if ever there were a proof that some of the craziest ideas are actually right, it is this one. In the years since, Misha and his company Retrotope have taken this concept from chemistry to yeast to mice and all the way to highly promising clinical results for several hitherto untreatable orphan diseases. I’m looking forward to hearing the latest!" says Aubrey de Grey.