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Brian Kennedy

Prof of Biochemistry and Physiology at NUS. CSO Ponce De Leon Health.

Dr. Brian Kennedy is internationally recognized for his research in the basic biology of aging and as a visionary committed to translating research discoveries into new ways of delaying, detecting, preventing and treating human aging and associated diseases. He is the Director of the Centre for Healthy Ageing at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University Singapore. He also serves as a Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry and Physiology. The Centre seeks to demonstrate that ageing interventions can be successfully employed in humans to extend healthspan, the disease-free and highly functional period of life. Other goals include world class preclinical research to better understand the biology of ageing and community-based approached to improve health quality with ageing in Singapore.

From 2010 to 2016 he was the President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Currently he remains as a Professor at the Institute, where his lab addresses the biology of aging. Dr. Kennedy has adjunct appointments at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at USC and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington, where he was a faculty member from 2001 to 2010. In addition, Dr. Kennedy is also actively involved with a number of Biotechnology companies, serving in consulting and Board capacities, as is Scientific Director of Affirmativ Health. In addition, Dr. Kennedy serves as a Co-Editor-In-Chief at Aging Cell. Finally, Dr. Kennedy has a track record of interaction in China, where he was a Visiting Professor at the Aging Research Institute at Guangdong Medical College from 2009 to 2014.

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Developer of a health formulation comprised of GRAS components.

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Online event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen chaired by Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, Daniela Bakula and Alex Zhavoronkov, and with many speakers.


Event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen


NUS Healthy Longevity webinar with Alex Zhavoronkov - CEO of Insilico Medicine


NUS Healthy Longevity webinar by Morgan Levine.


Live Longer World podcast #11 with Dr. Brian Kennedy as a guest

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2022
11-Aug-2022 to 14-Aug-2022

Virtual Conference for Rejuvenation Biotechnology and Life Extension organized by Lifespan Extension Advocacy Foundation


NUS Healthy Longevity webinar by Steve Horvath


NUS Healthy Longevity webinar by Prof Jing-Dong Jackie Han


Online conference gathering longevity experts and investors at one place hosted by Marc P. Bernegger and Dr. Tobias Reichmuth

Metabesity 2021
11-Oct-2021 to 14-Oct-2021

The Kitalys institute virtual conference targeting key questions that will impact the future of aging and extending healthspan


4th International Conference on Aging aiming to stimulate a constructive discussion about the accelerating demographic change and population aging, organized by Keynote s.r.o.

Brian Kennedy News

Your organs and systems are ageing at different rates, new study finds

Technology Networks - 08-Mar-2022

Biological age differs from one organ to other, suggesting practical use of multiple clocks


Maximon announces 50,000 CHF (approx. £40K) Longevity Prize for Translational Research

Maximon - 01-Mar-2022

And by longevity it means "substantially increase health span or life span" - apply now!


Trial of Rejuvant supplement claims 8 year age reversal (LEAF) - 30-Jun-2020

If randomised clinical trial replicates results then I might add it to my stack


It is quite possible to slow aging and extend life span

Bio Spectrum - 13-Sep-2017

Interesting interview with Prof Brian Kennedy appointed to lead ongoing efforts at the National U...


Is This the Anti-Aging Pill We’ve All Been Waiting For?

MIT Technology Review - 28-Mar-2017

Novartis sought to see whether giving low doses of everolimus to people over 65 increased their r...


Lifespans Are Long Enough? Most disagree

Intelligence Squared U.S - 03-Feb-2016

What are the ethical and social consequences of radically increasing lifespans? Should we accept...


Switching off genes could extend lifespan by 60 per cent

Sydney Morning Herald - 12-Oct-2015

238 genes identified that, when silenced, increase the lifespan of yeast cells. Half of these ge...


Harvard professor believes anti-aging pill is only a few years away

Sydney Morning Herald - 03-Oct-2015

If the greatest driver of disease in old age is old age itself, then why not find a cure for agei...


Everyday drugs could give extra years of life

New Scientist - 01-Oct-2014

Rapamycin in mice The study was published in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism journal.