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Aubrey de Grey

Aubrey de Grey

Formal First Name
Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper (Aubrey)
Dates
4/20/1963 - present

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is the Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation. He is a respectable biomedical gerontologist who formulated the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, an extensive plan for the indefinite postponement of age-related physical and mental decline. Today, Dr. de Grey continues to work on developing medical innovations that can postpone all forms of age-related ill-health. He organizes an ongoing series of global conferences and workshops that focus on the key biomedical research relevant to SENS.

Professional Experience


Academic History

CAREER

  • His original field was computer science.
  • He did research in the private sector for 6 years in the area of software verification before switching to biogerontology in the mid-1990s.¬†
  • He sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations.
  • He is a sought-after speaker who gives at least 40 talks per year in areas ranging from pharma to life insurance.


SENS

  • Dr. de Grey believes that aging can be treated as a disease that can be cured.
  • He developed a comprehensive plan for such repair, named Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS).
  • SENS breaks aging down into seven major classes of damage and identifies detailed approaches to addressing each one.
  • SENS can potentially extend a healthy lifespan without limit, even though these repair processes will probably never be perfect.
  • The repair only needs to approach perfection rapidly enough to keep the overall level of damage below pathogenic levels.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • pathogenic cellular and molecular damage in mammalian aging
  • design of interventions to reverse the age-related accumulation of such damage


CURRENT APPOINTMENTS