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Commercialisation pathways of longevity innovation

Online event with Prof. João Pedro de Magalhães and Ms. Svitlana Surodina organized by Ageing Research at King's. (FREE)


Professor João Pedro de Magalhães graduated in Microbiology in 1999 from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia in his hometown of Porto, Portugal, and in 2004 obtained a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Namur in Belgium. Following further training in genetics at Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA), in 2008 Prof de Magalhaes joined the University of Liverpool in the UK and established the Integrative Genomics of Ageing group. His research on genetics, ageing and longevity has been widely featured in scientific magazines (Science, Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist, etc.), and he has published over 100 scientific papers. Prof de Magalhaes is a world-leader in big data and computational analyses, including genomics and machine learning, in ageing, longevity and age-related diseases.

Svitlana Surodina is the Entrepreneur in Residence at ARK where she supports commercialisation programmes and conducts research on technological ecosystems for investments in longevity innovation. Svitlana is also the CEO of Skein Group which includes the AI technology innovation company Skein and business accelerator Health-Tech space. She is a member of Open Life Data working group at the UK All-Parliamentary Group for Longevity; holds the degree of Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford and published academic research on the topics of AI for personal data collection, digital health and data system engineering. Her research at King's is based in the Department of Informatics.

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See also: Institute Ageing Research at King's (ARK) - Consortium of investigators at King's College London.

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Microbiologist at the University of Liverpool studying ageing using computational and experimental approaches.

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Founder and CEO of Skein Group.