As a special thank you to our monthly patrons, the Lifespan Heroes, we are pleased to announce that we have launched a new series of exclusive webinars where you can join researchers live, listen to discussion panels, and take part in Q&A sessions. This is the ideal place to meet the actual scientists working on ending age-related diseases and ask them about their exciting research.
Lifespan Heroes are all given the opportunity to join these webinars; on the day of each webinar, we send participation information to their Lifespan.io registration emails.
We record all of our webinars and offer our monthly patrons, the Lifespan Heroes, early access to the recordings for a few months prior to public broadcast. If you would like to see these recordings ahead of public release or would even like to join us live for future webinars you can learn more about becoming a Lifespan Hero here.
DAVID SINCLAIR WEBINAR - LIFESPAN BOOK
Dr. David Sinclair kindly joined us for a webinar on 20th September 2019 where he read some extracts from his new book – Lifespan and answered questions about his research.
AGING AND THE MICROBIOME WEBINAR
Our second webinar took place on Monday, April 8th at 1 PM EST. It was hosted by Dr. Oliver Medvedik with Dr. Mike Lustgarten, Dr. Amy Proal, and Dr. Cosmo Mielke as guests. They discussed the microbiome, which has increasingly been implicated in aging and the development of age-related diseases.
In January 2019, we were joined by Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Dr. Amutha Boominathan, Dr. Matthew O’Conner, and Michael Rae from the SENS Research Foundation for a webinar discussion panel focused on MitoSENS, the mitochondrial repair program. Damage to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is thought to be one of the reasons we age and is a highly challenging problem for science to solve; the MitoSENS team from the SENS Research Foundation is developing a therapy to solve this problem.