Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have a positive role in some processes, complicating research, but unlikely that antioxidants slow ageing
João Pedro de Magalhães
Professor of Molecular Biogerontology at University of Birmingham Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, consultant, futurist, speaker
In 2008, I joined the University of Liverpool to establish my own group on genomic approaches to ageing. In 2022, I was recruited to the University of Birmingham as Chair of Molecular Biogerontology. We are world-leaders in employing genomics and bioinformatics to study ageing with pioneering work in studying gene networks of ageing and in sequencing and analyzing genomes from long-lived species.
In our research activities we have established numerous national and international collaborations, including collaborations with clinicians, biotech companies and non-profit organizations. Please browse this website for more information about our work and publications.
In 2014, he wrote a paper examining the prospects for curing ageing and concluded it would not happen in his lifetime. As at 2023, he still believes that.
- Magellan Science - Founder
- Centaura - Chief Scientific Officer
- YouthBio Therapeutics
- Insilico Medicine - Scientific Advisor
- Longevity Vision Fund - Advisory Board
- NOVOS - Scientific Advisory Board
- British Society for Research on Ageing - board of trustees
- University of Liverpool - Professor, Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group
Visit website: https://jp.senescence.info/
See also: University of Birmingham - Public research university located in Edgbaston, United Kingdom
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João Pedro de Magalhães is also referenced in the following:
29-Aug-2022 to 02-Sep-2022
Event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen
25-Nov-2022 to 26-Nov-2022
Unique biennial online meeting of scientists working on the biology of ageing organized by Heales and International Longevity Alliance (FREE)
08-Oct-2021 to 10-Oct-2021
World congress discussing on futurist concepts like longevity extension, artificial intelligence, human enhancement and other technologies with first humanoid robot speaker, Sophia, organized by HumanityPlus.
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If we can fix the bugs in human software, people could live to be 20,000 years old
Scientific American - 31-Jul-2023
Bill Gifford interviews João Pedro de Magalhães, professor of molecular biogerontology at the University of BirminghamRead more...
Longevity Med Summit - Best of the Rest
Live Forever Club - 19-May-2023
Key points from more of the excellent speakers at the summitRead more...
Unraveling the mysteries of aging: Epigenetic damage and the limits of cellular repair
Live Forever Club - 09-May-2023
Novel theory of biological systemic ageing suggests epigenetic ageing is inevitableRead more...
Use of rilmenidine drug showed lifespan and healthspan benefits in both young and old animals
Longevity Technology - 25-Jan-2023
With a global ageing population, the benefits of delaying ageing, even if slightly, are immenseRead more...
Lifespan.io interviews João Pedro de Magalhães about theories of, and curing, ageing
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 13-May-2022
The one thing I hope he's wrong about is that it won't happen in his lifetime - we just need some exponential oomph!Read more...
YouthBio Therapeutics unveils its board, with João Pedro de Magalhães as CSO
CISION PR Newswire - 14-Apr-2022
Another company enters the cellular reprogramming race - hopefully at least one will cross the finishing lineRead more...
João Pedro de Magalhães provides cautious optimism in this Longevity Technology interview
Longevity Technology - 04-Feb-2022
Maybe a longevity drug within 5 years, but still lots more research needed into process of ageingRead more...
Galapagos giant tortoises kill damaged cells to resist cancer and ageing
New Scientist - 20-Jul-2021
Large, long living animals offer insights on natural ways of cancer resistanceRead more...
João Pedro de Magalhães discusses longevity pharmacology and importance of human trials
Longevity Technology - 23-Mar-2021
Advances in longevity pharmacology to revolutionize healthcare with personalized therapiesRead more...
Longevity pharmacology promises to revolutionize healthcare industry
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 24-Feb-2021
Despite challenges, many companies and clinical trials in longevity field are constantly evolvingRead more...
Nutritional supplement to live longer is now available
PharmiWeb.com - 14-Jan-2021
12 science-based ingredients acting together on multiple aging mechanismsRead more...
Gene mutations in DNA may impact lifespan and fertility
Newsweek - 19-Jun-2020
Study accelerated public awareness on genome sequencing & inspires new treatment approachesRead more...
Should WHO use a new framework for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related diseases?
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 08-May-2020
LEAF summarises and exchange of thoughts between leading aging researchersRead more...
Cryonicists get together in New York - Reason reports back
Fight Aging! - 25-Dec-2019
No surprise there is a big overlap in interest in life extension from the cryonics communityRead more...
Mr Senescence explains how to speed up ageing research
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 05-Nov-2019
Long validation times in ageing research – experimental time is a bottleneckRead more...
LEAF report from the Longevity Leaders Conference
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 06-Feb-2019
Encouraging signs from big companies - more interviews to followRead more...
Anti-aging secrets of some animals, revealed
Discover - 08-Aug-2018
High cell damage tolerance, unfaltering telomeres, stem cells, to mention a fewRead more...
Stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging
MIT Technology Review - 09-May-2018
Rejuvenate Bio is cofounded by George Church of Harvard Medical School. Will make animals “young...Read more...
Eating old food shortens lifespan in animals
New Scientist - 17-Feb-2017
Organisms able to acquire cellular damage from their food. Older food organisms have more molecu...Read more...