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 to live well for longer. As a world-renowned physician, researcher and author, he 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 these technologies will transform our lives, bodies, our brains, and lifespans.
In his groundbreaking work 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 researches the future of medicine and biotechnology. He also specializes in aging, nutrition, metabolism, and preventative health. He studies how we age and how we can improve our lives while determining 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.
As a consultant for biotechnology and investment firms, Dr. Verburgh serves as a venture partner at the Longevity Vision Fund. This $100 million-dollar fund invests in technologies that extend human lifespan while addressing the aging process at its root cause.
Dr. Verburgh is also a faculty member in Medicine, Biotechnology and Longevity at Singularity University where he studies the connection between these fields and longevity.
Inspiring and thoughtful, Dr. Verburgh conveys his passion for medicine and the wonders 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 how 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.
Keywords: health, medicine, biotechnology, the brain, science, nutrition, aging, gerontology, prevention, age related diseases, obesity, heart disease, Alzheimers