BIOGRAPHY

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Medical doctor who focuses on aging and aging-related diseases

  • Expert on the future of biotechnology and medicine
  • Public speaker
  • Venture Partner Longevity Vision Fund, a $100 million fund that invests in new technologies to slow down aging
  • Faculty member Future of Medicine and Longevity at Singularity University Benelux
  • Faculty member Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA) at the Free University Brussels
  • Member of Evolution, Complexity and Cognition (ECCO) Institute at the Free University Brussels 
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BIOGRAPHY

Kris Verburgh, MD, is an expert on the future of medicine and biotechnology, with a focus on aging and longevity.

He examines how new technologies will disrupt medicine, health(care) and our lifespan, which trends and paradigm shifts in the medical field are happening, and what impact the fourth industrial revolution will have on our bodies and brains.

As a researcher at the Free University of Brussels he studies aging and longevity, and how insights into aging can be used to improve health 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 influences aging and the risk of aging diseases such as heart disease and dementia. Besides lifestyle interventions, he researches how new biotechnologies can address aging and improve longevity, and could in the near future even partially reverse the aging process itself.

He is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA) and a member of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group, which studies how complexity, creativity, and intelligence can arise in nature, our body and mind.

He is a venture partner at the Longevity Vision Fund, a 100 million USD fund that invests in new technologies that focus on aging and longevity.

Verburgh is a faculty member for the Future of Medicine and Longevity at Singularity University Benelux.

He wrote his first science book when he was 16 years old. At age 28, he had written four science books. His latest two books address health, longevity and new developments in biotechnology.

He gives talks on new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, neuroscience, healthcare, and longevity. He gave lectures for the European Parliament, Cambridge University, Singularity University, TEDx, international companies, and various academic, financial and governmental institutes and organizations.

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).

WRITING

 Kris Verburgh 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.

At the age of 25, Kris Verburgh was the author of 3 science books. His books got many reprints and nominations.

 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.

SHORT 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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Kris Verburgh lectures about nutrition and aging.

Lecture at the University of Maastricht

Dr. Kris Verburgh, prof. Diana Van Heemst, prof. David Gems and dr. Aubrey de Grey.

Lecture at the University of Nijmegen.

Dr. Kris Verburgh with Nobel laureate Gerard t' Hooft.

Kris Verburgh with science journalist Govert Schilling and Nobel laureate Gerard 't Hooft at the launch of NewScientist.

Health and Care Day - Innovation in healthcare (Picture: Nathalie Brugman)

Health and Care Day - Innovation in healthcare (Picture: Nathalie Brugman)

National Food Debate