Kris Verburgh (1986) graduated magna cum laude as a medical doctor from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Dr. Verburgh is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA) at the Free University Brussels (VUB) and a member of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group at the Free University of Brussels.
Dr. Verburgh's fields of research are aging, nutrition, metabolism, preventive medicine and health. In this context, he created a new scientific discipline, called 'nutrigerontology', which studies the impact of nutrition on the aging process and aging-related diseases.
Additionally, he has a profound interest in new technologies that will disrupt medicine, health(care) and our lifespans. He follows the new trends and paradigm shifts in medicine an biotechnology and how they are impacted by the fourth industrial revolution.
Besides medicine, Dr. Verburgh has a keen interest in evolution, the origin and complexity of life, and neuroscience (consciousness, neurotheology, neuroesthetics, theory of mind and the origins of creativity).
At the age of 25, he was the author of 3 science books. His books got many reprints and nominations.
He wrote his first book at the age of 16, making him the youngest author of a science book in Europe. This book was nominated for the Eureka Science Prize.
In his second book, that Verburgh wrote at the age of 21, he draws on recent scientific discoveries and insights to answer age-old philosophical questions about the origin and evolution of life, human nature and consciousness. The book got 7 reprints and was also nominated for the Eureka Science Prize.
In his third book The food hourglass Verburgh writes about a subject that is a strong interest of his: the aging process. In this book he uses latest scientific insights to explain how different kind of foods and food patterns can slow down or speed up the aging process. Because of his book Verburgh was nominated as one of the Most Important Persons of the Year.
Verburgh wrote articles for various newspapers and appeared in radio and television shows. He regularly gives lectures on the future of medicine, health, aging and science.
BIO for talks and lectures
Kris Verburgh is a medical doctor, researcher and author who specializes in health, aging and the future of medicine and biotechnology. He studies how new technologies will disrupt medicine, health(care) and our lifespans. He watches new trends and paradigm shifts in the medical field and the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on our bodies, brains and health. As a researcher at the Free University of Brussels, he studies how we age and how these insights can be used to improve health and life span and lead to better prevention and treatment of various aging-related diseases and obesity. He created a new scientific field, nutrigerontology, that studies how nutrition can accelerate or slow aging and influence the risk of aging diseases, like heart disease or dementia. Verburgh wrote his first science book when he was 16 years old. At age 25, he had written 3 science books. Dr. Verburgh gives talks on new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, healthcare and the science of aging. He gave lectures for the European Parliament, Google, Singularity University, various academic institutes, organizations and international companies. He is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA) and member of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group at the Free University of Brussels.
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