As part of our commitment to sharing scientific knowledge and connecting researchers with the general public, we host regular research webinars. This is an opportunity to 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.
Our webinars typically feature an hour and a half of discussion and features guests from the research world who delve into the science and the progress that is being made; this is followed by a half hour of questions and answers from the audience.
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 upload them to our Youtube channel.
Dr. 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.