Disruption is good. Especially when it comes to our health, medicine, and longevity. In the brave new frontier where biotechnology meets medicine, Dr. Kris Verburgh sits at the cutting edge of disruption. His recent book, The Longevity Code: Secrets to Living Well for Longer from the Front Lines of Science details the fast-developing science of longevity and the steps we can take at any age to live well for longer. As a world-renowned physician, researcher and author, Dr. Verburgh pinpoints trends and paradigm shifts of the fourth industrial revolution and the emerging technology breakthroughs that will change us. He maps out a future where we will use these technologies to completely transform our lives, our bodies, our brains and our lifespans.
In his groundbreaking work as a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies and a member of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group at the Free University of Brussels, Dr. Verburgh serves as a researcher into the future of medicine and biotechnology. He also specializes in in aging, nutrition, metabolism, and preventative health. He studies how we age and how these insights can be used to improve our lives and lead to better prevention and treatment of aging-related diseases and obesity. He created the new scientific field of “nutrigerontology” to understand how nutrition can accelerate or slow aging and influence the risk of aging diseases such as heart disease or dementia.
Dr. Verburgh is also a faculty member in Medicine, Biotechnology and Longevity at Singularity University where he studies new developments in the connection between these fields and longevity. Inspiring and thoughtful, Dr. Verburgh conveys his passion for medicine and the wonder of technology to audiences in his presentations. He unveils the new trends and innovative developments in medicine, biotechnology, health, and aging that will upend how we think about our lives and the future. He opens up the possibilities around the world of tomorrow and the way that emerging technologies will shape it and help produce tangible results in medicine and our health. He has presented for the European Parliament, Google, Singularity University as well as for academic institutes, organizations and international companies.
Dr. Verbugh wrote his first book, Brilliant! at age 16, making him the youngest author of a science book in Europe. It received a nomination for the Eureka Science Prize. His second book, a 520-page work about the theory of evolution and neuroscience, addresses philosophical questions using scientific insights. At age 25, he examined aging, health, nutrition, and the power of preventative medicine in his third book, The Food Hourglass.
Dr. Verburgh writes about the future of medicine, health and biotechnology. He is a consultant for biotechnology companies and investment firms. He enjoys sharing his passion for science and medicine.
Keywords: health, medicine, biotechnology, the brain, science, nutrition, aging, gerontology, prevention, age related diseases, obesity, heart disease, Alzheimers