International Longevity & Cryopreservation Summit

João Pedro de Magalhães, PhD

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João Pedro de Magalhães is a Senior Lecturer in aging at the University of Liverpool. His lab at the University of Liverpool studies aging through both computational and experimental approaches. His ultimate goal is to cure human aging.

In 1999, he obtained his degree in Microbiology from Escola Superior de Biotecnologia. Under Olivier Toussaint, he obtained his PhD from the University of Namur in 2004. Then he did a postdoc in the George Church lab from 2004 to 2008.

He helps maintain several databases on aging – among them – GenAge, AnAge, GenDR, the Digital Aging Atlas,and Who’s Who in Gerontology. His research group helped sequence the transcriptome of the long-lived bowhead whale. He also helps advise the Lifeboat Foundation.

Among his many longevity-related scientific research projects, Magalhães has sequenced and analyzed the genome of the bowhead whale. And he has also contributed to analysis of the genome of the naked mole rat. Both of these mammals are exceptionally long-lived and exceptionally cancer-resistant.

 

João Pedro de Magalhães es profesor en la Universidad de Liverpool. En su laboratorio en dicha universidad estudia el envejecimiento a través de métodos experimentales e informáticos.  Su objetivo final es curar al ser humano del envejecimiento.

Obtuvo su diploma en microbiología por la Escola Superior de Biotecnología, su doctorado en la universidad de Namur en 2004 y su postdoctorado en el laboratorio George Church.

Tiene varias bases de datos, entre ellas: “GenAge, AnAge, GenDR, the Digital Aging Atlas,and Who’s Who in Gerontology.” Entre sus experimentos destacan aquellos con ballenas y ratas  dónde logró una significativa extensión de vida y la excepcional resistencia.