Dr. Enej Kuščer: Can Science Develop the Elixir of Eternal Life?
How do science and technology redefine our view of aging and longevity?
This time we will be joined by dr. Enej Kuščer with a lecture: “How science and technology redefine our view of the aging process and longevity”. The lecture will take place in the Prešeren Hall at SAZU, Novi trg 4, 1000 Ljubljana.
The number of live participants is limited. Please register for the lecture by 6 pm on May 26 at: registration. When registering, select the type of participation (live or online). All registered online participants will receive a Zoom link to their email address before the event
Mortality and the elixir of eternal life have stirred the human mind for as long as we can remember. Throughout history, there have been countless myths and legends about finding this kind of elixir, as well as quite a few more or less dangerous practices that offered the impossible. With the advancement of science and medicine, increasingly sensitive analytical devices, and the growing ability to computer process enormous amounts of data from complex human biology, we are getting closer to a real understanding of the processes and mechanisms of aging. The most surprising discovery of the last ~ 10 years is that we find that mortality and aging may not be such a one-way and inevitable path, and that the “elixir”, which will not be just one magic golden drop, but a very complex approach to systems biology and regenerative medicine, may even become a real possibility and no longer a myth and legend even in the time of our generation.
Enej Kuščer received his PhD in biotechnology from the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana in 2008, and during his studies he also improved his knowledge at the University of Cambridge. In 2006, he was one of five scientists to set up the spin-off company Acies Bio, which develops active ingredients to treat rare and incurable diseases and other molecules for the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. He is also a co-founder of Comet Therapeutics and Longevize, a health and longevity company.
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