About us

Longevity World Forum provides an opportunity to share and develop advances in human knowledge and longevity. This conference, the first of its kind in Spain, aims at becoming a benchmark for scientific medicine at an international level.

Longevity World Forum will be the event where experts in the subject of medical genetics gather in order to spread knowledge, create synergies and conceive new projects. The main objective is to make further progress in all fields related to human longevity.

This world forum will take place in Valencia on the 23rd and 24th of May 2018 and speakers as renowned as Christoph Lippert, Federico Pallardó, María Blasco and Manuel Corpas, among others, will be present in the first edition.

The Longevity World Forum will be held at Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort, located in a unique environment in the city of Valencia.

Amalio Telenti

The Scripps Research Institute

Amalio Telenti graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oviedo in 1983 and has a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Zaragoza (2000). He currently works as chief data scientist of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and as professor of Genomics in the The Scripps Research Institute. Both institutes are located in San Diego, US. Telenti joined the Scripps Research Institutes after a long and successful career. Previous to these appointments, he was Chief Scientific Officer at Human Longevity Inc., where he led the analysis of the first 10,000 deep sequenced human genomes and he researched the mechanisms by which genetic variations shorten life. His work in Switzerland is also worth mentioning. He served there as Professor and Director of the Institute of Microbiology of the University of Lausanne. He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Integrative Genomics of that university and of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences. In addition, he is the recipient of the Swiss Cloetta Award in Medicine and of the Research Award of the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Santiago Grisolía García

Prince of Asturias Award and Honorary Doctor of several universities.

Born in Valencia in 1923 and Doctor of Medicine. His scientific contribution to biochemistry in general and enzymology in particular is remarkable. In 1945, received a scholarship which allowed him to complete his education in the United States, where he also collaborated with Severo Ochoa. Ever since, he developed his professional career in different prestigious universities of the United States. He has established well-known institutions such as the Valencian Foundation for Advanced Studies (FVEA) and he has received the Prince of Asturias Award among other prestigious awards. He is also an Honorary Doctor of several universities, member of renowned international scientific associations and chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Human Genome Project for UNESCO.