KRIS VERBURGH is a medical doctor, researcher and author.
He has a profound interest in health, aging and the future of medicine and biotechnology.
He researches the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on medicine, health and our bodies.
He wrote his first science book when he was 16 years old. At age 25, he had written 3 science books.
At age 28, Verburgh created a new scientific field: 'nutrigerontology'. He coined the 'Second Biotech Age', an era in which medicine will finally be much more personalized, precise and effective.
Dr. Verburgh gives talks on new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, healthcare and the science of aging.
He gave talks for Google, the European Parliament, Procter and Gamble, Singularity University, King's College London, and various other organisations, companies and universities.
"Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy."
- Author unknown
"Software is eating the world, but AI is going to eat software."
- Jensen Huang, CEO Nvidia
"The greatest wealth is health."
"Ageing research is clearly gaining momentum … bringing hope that at some time in the future we will be able to keep age-related diseases at bay by suppressing ageing itself."
- Marie-Thérèse Heemels, editor Nature
"It's a technology that gives scientists a capability that has not been in our hands in the past. We're basically now able to have a molecular scalpel for genomes. All the technologies in the past were sort of like sledgehammers."
- Professor Jennifer Doudna on CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technology
"These are monumental moments in the history of biomedical research. They don't happen every day."
- Nobel laureate David Baltimore on new biotechnologies
"Addressing aging will transform medicine and healthcare since most diseases result from aging. Aging is a 100 percent heritable, 100 percent deadly multi-systemic disease caused by evolutionary neglect that accounts for 86% of healthcare costs.”
- Kris Verburgh, MD
"Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous."
- Jim Dator