These selected Longecity “Affiliate Labs” labs are small research-focused enterprises or independent academic research groups distinguished by the fact that they are autonomously led by a scientist with strong ties to the Longecity community and a proven track record of commitment to scientific inquiry directly relevant to the Longecity mission.
These researchers are not just trailblazers in advancing important areas of regenerative and rejuvenation research, but also incredibly helpful when there is a community need for peer review, when giving advice and training to a young scientist, and in providing the expertise and tools to test the novel, controversial, or promising scientific leads sourced from the Longecity community and beyond.
There is a small support fund that the labs can draw on to flexibly support their research activities. While not a substitute for private investment and public sector grants, the ability to flexibly ‘just try’ out a new idea without needing to ‘pitch’ in lengthy proposals can be an invaluable accelerator to research progress. All Affiliates have an active link to the Longecity community, so there is a level of accountability and responsiveness beyond anything encountered in ‘traditional’ research donations. By donating to the Affiliate Labs fund, Members can be assured that every penny goes directly to an expert personally and professionally committed to making a difference in the scientific conquest of death.
Joao Pedro de Magalhaes - University of Liverpool
Dr de Magalhaes leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group (http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~aging/) at the University of Liverpool. The group’s research focuses on understanding the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of ageing. Its 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 ageing. Our group is a world-leader in employing genomics and bioinformatics to study ageing with pioneering work in studying gene networks of ageing and in sequencing and analyzing genomes from long-lived species.