Dr. Kris Verburgh
Free University of Brussels
Dr. Kris Verburgh is a medical doctor, researcher, and author who specializes in health, aging and the future of medicine and biotechnology. He studies how new technologies will disrupt medicine, health(care) and our lifespans. He watches new trends and paradigm shifts in the medical field and the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on our bodies, brains, and health. As a researcher at the Free University of Brussels, he studies how we age and how these insights can be used to improve health and life span and lead to better prevention and treatment of various aging-related diseases and obesity.
He created a new scientific field, nutrigerontology, that studies how nutrition can accelerate or slow aging and influence the risk of aging diseases, like heart disease or dementia. Verburgh wrote his first science book when he was 16 years old. At age 25, he had written 3 science books. Dr. Verburgh gives talks on new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, healthcare and the science of aging. He gave lectures for the European Parliament, Google, Singularity University, various academic institutes, organizations, and international companies. He is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA) and member of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group at the Free University of Brussels.