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Robert Shmookler Reis on Fighting Aging Approaches and Role of Basic Science

Dr. Reis talks about the main trends in longevity research, potential for creation life extension therapies in the nearest future, his favorite genes, preferable ratio of basic to applied research funding and the overall hurdles of aging research field.


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Robert Shmookler Reis – Genetic and Lipid-Profile Predictors of Longevity

Enjoy the plenary lecture of Dr. Robert Shmookler Reis about the long-lives worms and biomarkers of aging.

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Photos and Impressions from the Genetics of Aging and Longevity Conference in Moscow

It has been a while since I’ve posted my blog updates. The reason was the Genetics of Aging and Longevity conference. I have been involved in preparations of this meeting since December and the last month before the event was especially tough. Anyway, the conference turned out to be pretty good. I was surprised to hear so many good responses and impressions from the attendees and the speakers, so I am proud to say that the meeting was a success. The talks were superb, a lot of new and even unpublished data, a lot of discussions during the breaks and meals. I saw quite many people walking around with burning eyes – from excitement of science, of course) Some of those eyes are in the photos below. I believe this was a ground braking event on life extension topic in Russia, a truly unique gathering of minds. The more meetings like this we have, the more attention they get in the media, the better chances we have to live longer.

Robert Shmookler Reis, who was able to extend lifespan of a nematode worm 10-fold, head of the conference Program committee, Mikhail Batin, head of the Science for Life Extension Foundation and Sergei Polotovsky, who helped with translation

Alexander Zhavoronkov, creator of the Aging Portfolio grants database, Alexei Peregudov, executive director of the Institute of Biology of Aging and Igor Artyukhov, his colleague

Peter Fedichev, CEO of Quantum Pharmaceuticals company and Zippi Brand Frank, movie director, author of the Emmy-winning “Google Baby” documentary

Sergei Filonov, President of the “Aviamarket” company

Vadim Fraifeld, professor of the Ben Gurion University, creator of the NetAge database of aging genes, Mikhail Batin and Elena Kokurina, our colleague

Anna Chapman, President of the Fund UMA, non-profit supporting young scientists

Alexei Turchin, futurologist, leading expert in global risks, Mikhail Batin’s co-author of the “Futurology” book, which is coming out this fall

 Mikhail Blagosklonny, professor of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, author of the hypothesis, where aging occurs due to the quasi-program of organism development ruled by TOR pathway

Elena Kokurina, Alexei Marakulin, Mikhail Batin and Sergei Polotovsky

Vasily Novoseltsev, professor of the Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences

Professors of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Jan Vijg, leading expert in epigenetics of aging and Yousin Suh, a specialist in functional genomics and chair of the future Gordon research confence on Biology of aging 2013

Nir Barzilai, Director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Claudio Franceschi, professor of University of Bologna, studies aging of the immune system, biomarkers and genetics of centenarians

Students from Saint Petersburg with Suresh Rattan, professor of Aarhus University, Denmark

Vadim Fraifeld, Mikhail Balgosklonny and Suresh Rattan

Nir Barzilai and Judy Campisi, professor of the Buck Institute for Aging Research, specialist in cellular senescence, cancer and aging

Andrzej Bartke, geneticist who was able to double mouse lifespan

Vadim Gladyshev, professor of Harvard Medical School, sequenced the naked mole rat genome, Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, author of the Digital Ageing Atlas and David Clancy, professor at the Lancaster University

Blanka Rogina, who doubled drosophila lifespan, Holly Brown-Borg, professor of the University of North Dakota and Elena Zaklitskaya, one of the co-organizers of the conference

Lucas Trindade, young Brazilian researcher who works on aging in Japan

Vladimir Gladyshev, Vladimir Anisimov, head of the Russian Gerontological Society and Anatoly Yashin, professor at Duke University

 Richard Morimoto, professor at Northwestern University, specialist in protein misfolding Brian Kraemer, professor at the University of Washington, studies neurodegeneration and Brian Kennedy, director of the Buck Institute for Aging Research

Genetisists from Syktyvkar, Russia: MIkhail Shaposhnikov and Alexei Moskalev, co-chair of the Organizing committee and founder of the Genetics of Aging and Longevity conference series

Israeli genetisists Judith Leibovici and Monica Hurzar and researchers from Iran, Saied Mohammadzadeh and his colleague

Brian Kennedy and Rocherster University professors: Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov

Natalia Malygina, head of the Population Genomics lab at the Russian Research Center of Gerontology and Alexei Peregudov

Alexei Peregudov, Alexei Moskalev and Mikhail Shaposhnikov and colleagues

Quite a lot of researchers said that we are on the verge of a breakthrough in the area of life extension. Maybe we have already discovered something fantastic, but haven’t yet realized it’d effective for people. Even if we have a drug that slows aging down, we still need a panel of biomarkers to prove the effect. I do hope we will have both the breakthrough and the markers soon.


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We are Organizing Genetics of Aging and Longevity Conference

I am proud to announce that Science for Life Extension Foundation is one of the organizers of the 2nd international Genetics of Aging and Longevity conference. It is going to be an amazing and actually unprecedented conference focused on genetic mechanisms of aging and longevity. Check out the list of our invited speakers. I can’t wait to hear the prominent researchers sharing their experience in making model animals live longer. By the way, we are proud to have all the longevity-record braking researchers, who extended the lifespan of yeast, nematodes, fruit  flies and mice. You can’t miss this meeting. I encourage you to go ahead and register. It’s the end of April, beautiful spring in Moscow. For those who have never been here before, here’s your chance to kill two birds with one stone – learn a lot about aging and discover one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities in the world.


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