Setting the scene and exploring the complexity of ageing. Human evolution, speculations and mainstream biomedical gerontology



25 May 2013

09:30 Welcome – Introduction Marios Kyriazis, Yannis Laouris

09:35 Theories of Ageing Catherine Demoliou, Professor of Biochemistry, Life and Health Sciences, School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Nicosia

09:55 Non-Programmed vs. Programmed Paradigm of Aging Giacinto Libertini. Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology

10:15 Μany Pathways to Immortality Yiannis Laouris, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute

10:40 Chelation vs Hormesis Eleonora Luka, Anti-ageing researcher, Switzerland

11:00 Recent progress in developing regenerative medicine for aging, and implications for the future of biogerontology. Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey, Ph.D. Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundation

11:20 Transposable elements in indefinite lifespans. Andreas Apostolides. ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans.

11:45 Discussion

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 The historical development of life-extension research. Ilia Stambler. Department of Science, Technology and Society, Bar Ilan University. Israel

13:45 Bioinformatics, systems biology and aging: navigating the new oceans of data to discover the Fountain of Youth. Joao Pedro de Magalhaes. Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, UK.

14:10 Collective consequences of a very long life. The right to life extension considered a human right. Didier Coeurnelle. Co-president of Healthy Life Extension Society, France

14:30 Longevity and healthy lifespan – Darwinian insights into living to your genetic potential. Geoff Bond. Evolutionary Anthropologist, Paphos, Cyprus

14:50 The Will to Cosmological Immortality. Clément Vidal. Global Brain Institute, Evolution, Complexity and Cognition research group. Vrije Universiteit Brussel

15:10 Reversal of informational entropy and the acquisition of germ-like immortality by somatic cells. Marios Kyriazis, ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans

15:30 Discussion

16:00 Conclusion