Longevity World Forum Valencia Joan Ribo

Longevity World Forum chooses Valencia to host its first edition

The Longevity World Forum provides an opportunity for the scientific community to share and develop advances in human longevity. This is the aim of the Longevity World Forum, a new global meeting, which is the first of its kind in Europe and will take place on the 7th and 8th of November in Valencia and will gather eminent personalities in the field, both from Spain and abroad, who will share their knowledge from the perspective of scholars, researchers and professionals.

This exchange of ideas and synergies will take place at the Valencia Conference Centre, which has been the venue chosen to host the first edition of Longevity World Forum next autumn. This project has been organized by the consulting firm Talentum Group in collaboration with the agency Medigene Press, which publishes the journal Genética Médica News, as well as the international company Cambridge Precision Medicine. Representatives of the aforementioned entities have already met with the Mayor Joan Ribó, who has confirmed the support of the local government to this initiative.

Among others, the following renowned professionals will take part in the first edition of Longevity World Forum: José Viña and Federico Pallardó, both Professors of Physiology at the University of Valencia; María Blasco Marhuenda, head of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre; Manuel Corpas, CEO and founder of Cambridge Precision Medicine; Ángela Nieto, head of the Developmental Neurobiology Unit of the UMH-CSIC Neuroscience Institute located in Alicante; Tom Stubbs, CEO of Chronomics; Aubrey de Grey, biomedical gerontologist and founder of SENS Research Foundation; and Christoph Lippert, Group Leader at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin.

Longevity World Forum aims at becoming a meeting point for scientists and other international actors involved in research and the development of approaches to increase life expectancy and improve life quality. The world forum will last two days and its programme will address fields such as genomics, precision medicine, nutrition and physical activity applied to human longevity, which is a matter people are growing increasingly concerned about.

Ángela Nieto

Neurosciences Institute (CSIC-UMH)

She was born in Madrid in 1960 and she holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After a postdoc at the Institute for Biomedical Research Alberto Sols in Madrid working on programmed cell death in lymphocytes, she moved to the National Institute for Medical Research in London to work with David Wilkinson on the isolation of developmental genes in vertebrates. From 1993 she leads a research group interested in cell plasticity in health and disease, first at the Cajal Institute in Madrid and from 2004 at the Neurosciences Institute in Alicante. Her main contribution is the description of the reactivation of developmental programs in adult pathologies, including cancer and organ fibrosis. She has received National and International awards, such as the Jaime I Prize for Basic Research and the Mexico Prize for Science and Technology.