Joao Pedro de Magalhaes is one of the invited speakers of the upcoming 2nd ICRS Summit.
Joao Pedro de Magalhaes is one of the invited speakers of the upcoming 2nd ICRS Summit – “The Aging Cartilage” from 14th – 17th January 2015 at Alexander Seiler Convention Center in Zermatt, Switzerland. His will share his latest research as well as Personalised Anti Aging Programmes.
“BOWHEAD WHALE GENES COULD HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW TO EXTEND HUMAN LIFE”
The bowhead whale is the longest-lived mammal, possibly living over 200 years. Dr. Joao Pedro de Magalhaes and other researchers sequenced the entire genome of the bowhead whale and performed a comparative analysis with other cetaceans and mammals -the published study in Cell Reports may yield some answers regarding its impressive longevity.
Joao Pedro de Magalhaes graduated in Microbiology in 1999 from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia in his hometown of Porto, Portugal, and then obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University of Namur in Belgium, where he worked in the Ageing and Stress Group led by Dr Olivier Toussaint. Following a postdoc with genomics pioneer Prof George Church at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, in 2008 Dr de Magalhaes joined the University of Liverpool to develop his own group on genomic approaches to aging.
Now a senior lecturer, Dr de Magalhaes leads the Integrative Genomics of Aging Group (pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~aging) which focuses on understanding the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of ageing. The group’s research integrates different strategies but its focal point is developing and applying experimental and computational methods that help bridge the gap between genotype and phenotype, a major challenge of the post-genome era, and help decipher the human genome and how it regulates complex processes like aging.