Dr. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho is a Research Director at the French National Institute of Health. He received an M.D. from the University of Lisbon, Portugal and a Ph.D. from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He became an intern at the University Hospital in Lisbon and was a research associate at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, U.S.A. and at the Department of Cell Biology of the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He became Head of the Department of Cell Pathology at the Cancer Institute in Villejuif, France and was a visiting professor at the University of Linkoping, Sweden. He published 150 papers in professional Journals and nine books on cancer and aging. He received the Fritz Verzar Prize at the University of Vienna, Austria, the Seeds of Science award from the journal CiênciaHoje, and the Career Prize at Lisbon, Portugal, and he is a Dr. Honoris Causa at the University of Linkoping, Sweden and a Johananoff International Visiting Professor at the Mario Negri Institute, Milano, Italy.