Dr. Aubrey de Grey has been helping us out for a few months now and has just agreed to join rbutr as an Adviser.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK and Mountain View, California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000 respectively. His original field was computer science, and he did research in the private sector for six years in the area of software verification before switching to biogerontology in the mid-1990s. His research interests encompass the characterisation of all the accumulating and eventually pathogenic molecular and cellular side-effects of metabolism (“damage”) that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage. He has developed a possibly comprehensive plan for such repair, termed Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), which breaks aging down into seven major classes of damage and identifies detailed approaches to addressing each one. Dr. de Grey is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organisations.
Aubrey has already been incredibly helpful by putting us in contact with key people who will be able to help us take rbutr to the next stage, and put us in front of large audiences. Growth, and key relationships with large successful organisations are incredibly important for us at this stage.
Of rbutr, Aubrey has said:
rbutr is a truly inspired idea, which has the potential to raise the quality of debate in virtually all areas of science and technology by making it impossible, or at least inexcusable, to be unaware of both sides of a controversy before expressing an opinion on it.
We are very thankful to have Aubrey with us, and appreciate all of his help so far, and his help moving forwards.
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