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Ending Age-Related Diseases: Investment Prospects & Advances in Research


At the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union in New York City, we will be hosting a special one-day conference focused on aging research and biotech investment. Developing therapies from initial concepts, through clinical testing, and ultimately to market takes a pipeline, and right now, that pipeline is being built to support the next step in medicine: rejuvenation biotechnology. Join us for this exciting event, where industry experts will be sharing their insights on the advances and investment prospects in an industry poised to revolutionize medicine forever.



We bring you insights from the leading experts in research and biotech investment, who will guide you through the industry in a series of talks and presentations. Below are the confirmed guests, and we will be announcing more speakers soon, so be sure to check back with us often to see who else will be joining us.

Dr. Aubrey de Grey

SENS Research Foundation

Dr. Oliver Medvedik

Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Vadim Gladyshev

Harvard medical school, USA

Dr. Mark Hammond

Deep Science Ventures

Dr. Sudhir Paul

Covalent Bioscience

Keith Comito

Dr. Xianmin Zeng

The buck institute for research on aging

Steven A. Garan

University of California, Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Leonid Gavrilov

University of Chicago

Dr. Natalia Gavrilova

University of Chicago


Fight Aging & Repair Biotechnologies

Dr. Michael West

AgeX Therapeutics and Co-CEO, BioTime

Kelsey Moody

Ichor Therapeutics

Dr. Antonei Csoka

Howard University

Bobby Brooke

Intervene Immune

Stephen Hilbert

Oisin Biotechnologies

Dr. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho

French Institute of Health and Medical Research - Inserm

Dr. Vera Gorbunova

University of Rochester


We have a feature-packed event program planned for you to enjoy, and it will include an overview of progress in the field, prospects for translational research, venture philanthropy, policy and regulation insights, and the challenges that the industry faces.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Keith Comito – Introduction to the Longevity Industry

9:45 AM – 10:10 AM

Aubrey de Grey – Keynote (name TBD)

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

Vadim Gladyshev – Research Presentation

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Antonei Csoka – Research Presentation

10:50 PM – 11:10 AM

Dr. Xianmin Zeng – Research Presentation


Coffee break 1

11:35 PM – 11:50 AM

Steven A. Garan – Research Presentation

11:50 PM – 12:10 PM

Dr. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho – Research Presentation

12:10 PM – 12:50 PM

The Current State of Aging Research Panel (Aubrey de Grey, Dr. Oliver Medvedik, Dr. Vadim Gladyshev, Steven A. Garan, Dr. Xianmin Zeng)

12:50 PM – 13:10 PM

Dr. Leonid Gavrilov & Dr. Natalia Gavrilova – How the introduction of rejuvenation biotechnology might affect the population

13:10 – 14:00


14:00 PM – 14:20 PM

Michael West – AgeX Therapeutics

14:20 PM – 14:40 PM

Kelsey Moody – Ichor Therapeutics

14:40 PM – 15:00 PM

Bobby Brooke – Intervene Immune

15:00 PM – 15:40 PM

Translating Aging Research Panel: bottlenecks and the role of Venture Philanthropy/Family Offices (Ramphis Castro, Aubrey de Grey, Keith Comito, Joe Betts Lacroix, Dr. Mark Hammond)

15:40 PM – 16:00 PM

Stephen Hilbert – Oisin Biotechnologies

16:00 PM – 16:20 PM

Dr. Sudhir Paul – Covalent Biosciences

16:20 PM – 16:45 PM

Coffee break 2

16:45 PM – 17:20 PM

Startups in the Aging Sector – Challenges Faced Panel (Michael West, Dr. Sudhir Paul, Kelsey Moody, Bobby Brooke, Stephen Hilbert, Reason)

17:20 PM – 17:35 PM

Closing Remarks (Keith Comito)

17:35 PM – 18:30 PM

Break, Networking, Drinks


There are limited tickets available, so book early to avoid disappointment. You can secure your place at this exciting event by visiting the Eventbrite ticket page today.


We are also offering a special 75% discount to all Lifespan Heroes who attend the event. If you are interested in supporting LEAF, please consider becoming a Lifespan Hero and supporting us as a monthly patron. If you would like to take advantage of this special offer, please contact Javier, or apply your discount code if you know it, during the ticket purchasing process.


We are also offering a range of sponsorship packages to those interested in supporting the event and being part of the drive to end age-related diseases.

  • As a bronze sponsor, you get a brief mention by LEAF President Keith Comito at the opening and closing remarks and your logo on all printed material at the event.
  • As a Silver sponsor, you get a brief mention by LEAF President Keith Comito at the opening and closing remarks and your logo on all printed material at the event. You also get a personal introduction to any of our speakers and you get to go up on stage and speak for 1 minute about yourself or your company.
  • As a gold sponsor, you get a brief mention by LEAF President Keith Comito at the opening and closing remarks and your logo on all printed material at the event. You also get a personal introduction to any of our speakers and you get to go up on stage and speak for 5 minutes about yourself or your company.  You will also receive a LEAF branded Tshirt and we will hand out your company flyer to all attendees of the conference.

About the author

Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 600 articles on the topic, interviewed over 100 of the leading researchers in the field, hosted livestream events focused on aging, as well as attending various medical industry conferences. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, Swiss Monthly, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve is one of three recipients of the 2020 H+ Innovator Award and shares this honour with Mirko Ranieri – Google AR and Dinorah Delfin – Immortalists Magazine. The H+ Innovator Award looks into our community and acknowledges ideas and projects that encourage social change, achieve scientific accomplishments, technological advances, philosophical and intellectual visions, author unique narratives, build fascinating artistic ventures, and develop products that bridge gaps and help us to achieve transhumanist goals. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project.
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