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 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'.
Dr. Verburgh gives talks on new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, healthcare and the science of aging.
"Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy."
- Author unknown
"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."
- 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