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Symposium speakers

Alexandre Sidorenko


Senior Advisor, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research


Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko is an expert on national and international policy on ageing. His current assignments and duties:  Global Ambassador for HelpAge International (London, UK); Senior Advisor, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna, Austria); International Tutor, International Institute on Ageing (UN-Malta); Member, Societal Advisory Board for the Joint Programming Initiative More years, better lives (EU); Expert, projects on ageing (EC).


He is involved in providing advisory services to the Central European, Eastern European and Central Asian countries in developing and implementing national policy on ageing; and in organizing and conducting training programmes on social policy issues in various countries.


Previously, he served as the Coordinator, Research Forum, UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing (Vienna, Austria, 2012); Chief of the Population Unit, UN Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva, Switzerland, 2010); and Head of the United Nations Programme on Ageing (Vienna – New York, 1988-2009). Within the UN, he acted as Coordinator of the International Year of Older Persons (1999). he also coordinated global follow-up to the first World Assembly on Ageing; substantive preparations of the Second World Assembly on Ageing, including drafting the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing; and follow-up activities of the Second World Assembly on Ageing.

Suresh Rattan


Chairman of the biological section of the International association of gerontology and geriatrics


Suresh Rattan (full name: Suresh Inder Singh Rattan; born in 1955 in Amritsar, India) is a biogerontologist – a researcher in the field of biology of ageing, biogerontology.


In addition to his professional research work on the biology of ageing, he is also very much interested and involved in the public communication of science and he likes to undertake explorations in the Indian classical music and semi-classical music by playing Tabla – the North Indian drums, as evident from music CDs "State of the Art: Small Town People" by Harry Jokumsen and other artists (2008), and "The Fall and the Rise of a Woman" by Pearl (2014) in which he plays Tabla under his artistic name Shashi Maharaj


Suresh Rattan's major intellectual contribution in gerontology is the formulation of the concepts of essential lifespan and virtual gerontogenes regarding the nature of genes involved in ageing that real gerontogenes do not exist. Additionally, in the area of ageing modulation, Suresh Rattan is credited with the sole inventorship for discovering the anti-ageing effects of kinetin and zeatin in human skin cells; and these compounds are being used in several skin-care cosmetics throughout the world, for example Valeant product Kinerase. His areas of expertise include ageing, anti-ageing and healthy ageing of human cells, specially fibroblasts, keratinocytes, osteoblasts, and bone marrow stem cells. His current research focuses on the beneficial effects of mild stress, Hormesis, and discovering hormetins (a new category of natural and synthetic compounds which bring about their beneficial effects through hormesis) for slowing down ageing and improving the quality of life in old age. The first skincare product to come out of the theory of hormesis is the Vaxin for Youth from Givenchy. He has also put forward the terms for the science and study of hormesis, and "hormetin" for any condition that can bring about hormesis "hormetics".

Vladimir Anisimov


President of the Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Prof Vladimir Anisimov , MD, PhD,


Associate Member of The Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Department of Carcinogenesis and Oncogerontology N.N.Petrov Research Institute of Oncology


President of Gerontological Society of The Russian Academy of Sciences


Member of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Council


Expert of UN Program on Aging

Josh Mitteldorf


Life Boat Foundation


Josh Mitteldorf studies aging from an evolutionary perspective.  His current academic homes are Washington University, St Louis, USA and National Institute for Biological Science, Beijing, China.  After earning his PhD in astrophysics, he was drawn by the scientific paradox: aging reduces individual fitness, yet it has persisted through evolution, with a genetic basis that has a billion-year legacy. He has used computational models to explain evolution of aging in an ecological context.


The idea that aging is a genetic program has powerful and optimistic implications for medical science.  In academic and also popular writings, he has explored the hypothesis of an epigenetic clock, and the implication that aging may be reversible by re-balancing hormones and RNAs circulating in the blood.  His latest book is Aging is a Group-Selected Adaptation (2016), CRC Press.  His popular writings appear at AgingMattersBlog.org and at AgingAdvice.org.

Claudio Franceschi


Professor of Immunology of the Experimental Pathology Department, Bologna University


MD cum laude, Alma Mater University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy.  Full Professor of Immunology at the Universities of Padova (1980-86), Modena (1986-1998) and UNIBO from 1998 until Oct 31st 2013. Alma Mater Professor since Nov 1st 2013. Founder and Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Studies on Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity "Luigi Galvani", UNIBO (2001-2006; 2012).  Director of the Department of Experimental Pathology, UNIBO (2010-2012).


Scientific Director of Italian National Research Center for Aging (INRCA, IRCCS) (1996-2005), a public national institution of the Italian Ministry of Health devoted to aging research and care of the elderly (7 geriatric hospitals in Italy, 1500 total employes, 400 researchers and MDs and a research Department of Gerontology in Ancona).

George Roth


Chief Executive Officer, GeroScience Inc.


Dr. George S. Roth was formally affiliated with the National Institute on Aging from 1972-2004, and continues collaboration in an advisory capacity. After receiving a B.S. in Biology from Villanova University in 1968, a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Temple University School of Medicine in 1971, and post-doctoral work with Dr. Richard Adelman at the Fels Research Institute, he progressed from Staff fellow, to Research Chemist, to Chief of the Molecular Physiology and Genetics Section, to Acting Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology. Dr. Roth then served as Senior Guest Scientist at NIA from 2000-2004, and became CEO of GeroScience Inc., He also served as Co-executive Director of the American Aging Association from 2002 to 2003.


His research interests continue to be basic mechanisms of aging, having worked  in the area of signal transduction for many years, and now focusing on "anti-aging" strategies. The most visible projects in this area have been an examination of the effects of dietary caloric restriction in nonhuman primates and, more recently, the development of caloric restriction mimetics. Dr. Roth has published nearly 400 papers . He has served on many editorial  boards and has received a number of honors and awards.

Mario Barbagallo


Chair of the Clinical section of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, European Region


Prof. Mario Barbagallo, MD, PhD is Professor of Geriatrics and Director of the Geriatric Unit, University Hospital of Palermo, and Director Post-graduate program in Geriatrics, University of Palermo, Italy. Chairman of the Clinical Section of IAGG-ER (International association of Geriatrics-European Region) for the years 2015-2019.


Born in Palermo, Italy, he obtained his medical degree in 1983. He worked in Parma and Rome where he obtained the PhD in 1989. From 1989 to 1992, worked at the Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA, and from 1993 to 1995 as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.


He is an expert of problems related to the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with aging. He is member of numerous national and international scientific societies and appreciated speaker in Italy and abroad. He is author of about 500 publications in national and international scientific journals.

Domenico Cucinotta


Past Chairman Dept. of Internal Medicine and Aging


Until  April 2007, Domenico Cucinotta  (DC)., has been the Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine , Aging and of Nephrological sciences of the S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital in Bologna, Italy. From 1986 to 2007   Chief Physician of Geriatrics  in  Hospitals of the Emilia Romagna Region , Italy. ;from 2007 to 2013  consultant of internal medicine and geriatrics  and director in the VILLA LAURA  Hospital, in Bologna. From 2007 scientific chair of the  Centre of Bioregulation and Antiaging ,in Parma.


Professor in the Post-Graduate School of Geriatrics- University of Bologna (1991-2007), of Internal Medicine - University of Parma (1980- 2011) ,and in the Master of Geriatric Medicine-University of San Marino &Ferrara (2012-14).


DC took part in many Medical Research Council programmes looking at various syndromes affecting the aged  population,  served in  Expert Committees, in Italy and abroad,  outlined and co-authored many peer-reviewed papers, chapters and books. From 2003  to 2015 Officer of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics  – European Region

Phil Micans

United Kingdom

Vice President, the IAS Group (International Antiaging Systems)


Educated in food and nutrient technology, Phil also holds qualifications in pharmacy and biochemistry. Having been heavily involved in the antiaging community for more than 25 years, Phil researches information for publications and TV etc., he also advises and moderates for numerous organizations including the British Longevity Society, the Monte Carlo Antiaging Congress, the Stromboli conference on aging and cancer and the London Antiageing Conference. Today, he is the co-editor of the ‘Lifespan Medicine Journal’, the Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Aging Matters™ magazine’ and a founder and VP to the IAS Group.

Vladimir Khavinson


Immediate Past President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, European Region


European Immediate Past President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics; Vice–President of the Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Saint-Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, Professor of Gerontology and Geriatrics at the I.I. Mechnikov North -Western State Medical University, Professor of the Department of the I.P. Pavlov Institute of  Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Main specialist in gerontology and geriatrics of the Governnment of Saint Petersburg, Member of the Russian and Ukrainian State Academies of Sciences.


Since 1971 V. Khavinson has been engaged in studying the role of peptides in regulation of the mechanisms of ageing, design, preclinical and clinical studies of new peptide geroprotectors.  His over 40-year long investigations resulted in elaboration of a method for complex application of peptide bioregulators to slow down ageing and increase average life span. 6 peptide pharmaceuticals and 50 oral peptides developed by V. Khavinson have been introduced into clinical practice. He is the author of over 800 publications and more than 200 patents.

Boris Vanyushin


Chair of the department, Moscow State University,

Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Boris Fedorovich Vanyushin, Russian biochemistry educator. Recipient Lomonosov prize, 2002, Belozersky prize, 2004, P. Ehrlich medal Eur Commission, 2004, E. Dashkrvich medal Russian Academy NAtural Sciences, 2006, Leibniz medal Eur Academy of Sciences, 2008; grantee Russian Foundation Fundamental Research, 1993-1995, 96-98, 99—, International Science Foundation, 1994-1995. Member of Russian Academy of Sciences (correspondent).

Sonia Andersso


MD, PhD, Professor Obstetrics/Gynecology


MD, PhD, Professor Obstetrics/Gynecology, Senior consultant (överläkare) Ob/Gyn,

Karolinska University Hospital; Course Director in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stefano Martinotti


Unit of Predictive Medicine and Clinical Molecular Biology, SS Annunziata University Hospital, University of Chieti “G. d’Annunzio”


KORKUS11/2011 – 2013: Director, Unità of Clinical Pathology, SS Annunziata University Hospital– Guardiagrele, ASL Lanciano-Vasto-Chieti; 11/2000 – 2013: Director and Coordinator of the Laboratory Medicine in the Chieti-Guardiagrele area; 11/2000 – up-to-date: Chief, Section of Clinical Pathology, Department of Medical, Oral Sciences and Biotechnology; 12/2000 – up-to-date: appointed as Full Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of Chieti; 11/2001 – up-to-date: Director of Residency Program in Clinical Pathology, University of Chieti; 11/2002 – 11/2010 Uda – Director of Graduate studies in Laboratory Medicine; 11/2005 – 2014 Coordinator: Screening for the prevention of colo-rectal tumor, ASL Lanciano-Vasto-Chieti; 08/1997 – 09/1999: Visiting Professor: Columbia University – Irvine Genetic Cancer Center; 11/1992 – 10/2000: Associate Professor of Molecular Pathology, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of L’Aquila; 11/1988 – 10/1992 Post-doctoral fellow in Molecular Pathology, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of L’Aquila.

Svetlana Trofimova


St.-Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology,

Russia,  Saint Petersburg


Director General of the Clinic of predictive medicine “The Tree of Life” of Saint Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology; Russia, Saint Petersburg, Petrozavodskaya 13A, tel. (812) 410-00-11; Founder and President of the Russian Anti-Aging Medicine Society from 2013; General Secretary of the European Society of Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Aging medicine (ESAAM) from 2015; General Secretary of the World Council for Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Aging medicine (WOCPM) from 2016.


Prof. Svetlana Trofimova is one of the leading experts in the field of anti-aging medicine. She is the author of more than 150 scientific papers (monographs, workbooks, articles) and 4 patents. She was the thesis adviser for 5 obtained theses. Scientific research which was held under the guidance of Prof. Trofimova has been supported by the grants of the Russian Government and the Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy.

Teimuraz Lezhava


Head of the Department of Genetics, Tbilisi State University


In 1977 under his initiative the International Symposium  "Aging Cytogenetic". In 1991 he founded a new department "Bio-Medical Ecological Genetics" at the Tbilisi State University.


Professor T. Lezhava's scientific works are generally dedicated to the problem genetics of aging. He is delivering lectures in Genetics, Human Genetics with the Fundamentals of Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics..  Professor T. Lezhava is a member of editorial board of Journals:“Georgian medical News”; “Gerontology and Geriatric Research“ (NJ, USA);Jacobs Journal of Gerontology (Texas, USA);Journal of Deutscher Wissenschaftsherold” (Germany); Journal of “Biomedicina»(Russia).


Professor T. Lezhava is a member of the International Association and USA of Biomedical Gerontology, President of Georgian Gerontology association, Head of Georgian Human Genetic association and member of several local and foreign scientific academies.

Marios Kyriazis


Medical doctor (MD), University of Rome, Italy


Marios Kyriazis is a medical doctor (MD) from the University of Rome, Italy, who worked as a clinician in acute medicine in the UK. He is a qualified Gerontologist with interest in the biology of aging (University of London) and a Chartered Member of the academic organisation ‘Royal Society of Biology’ in the UK. He also has a post-graduate qualification in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London.


Some appointments include Director of the National Gerontology Centre (Cyprus), Member of the Board of Trustees at the Mediterranean Graduate School of Applied Social Cognition, and affiliate researcher at the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition Group, University of Brussels. Currently, he works with the ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, a serious endeavour to study the elimination of age-related degeneration. The research is focused on transdisciplinary models and explores common principles between biology, complexity sciences, evolution, cybernetics, neurosciences, and techno-cultural elements. Areas of interest include robustness and degeneracy in organic systems, fragility and redundancy, repair processes (including self-repair), hormesis and environmental enrichment in aging, and immortalisation of somatic cells. More of his work can be found here:www.indispensablesoma.info

Christian Bartsch


Center for Research in Medical and Natural Sciences,

University of Tuebingen


Research on “Pineal Gland and Cancer” and on “Effects of GSM-like Signals on Breast Cancer and the Neuroendocrine System Including Modulation of Melatonin Due to Changing Solar Activity” together with Dr. Hella Bartsch at the Center of Medical and Natural Sciences and as part of the Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry, University of Tübingen.

Ramza Diamanti


Clinical Fellow, Ophthalmic surgeon in OMMA

Ophthalmological Insitute of   Athens




Igor Kvetnoy


Head of the Department of Pathology at the

Ott Institute of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductology,



Prof. Igor Kvetnoy is the Head of the Department of Pathology at the Ott Institute of Obstetrics, Gynecology and  Reproductology, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation. He also is the Head of the Department of Cell Biology and Pathology at the Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation. He is Professor of Pathology (Neuroimmunoendocrinology) on the Medical Faculty of Saint-Petersburg State University.

His main achievements: identification of extrapineal melatonin-producing cells in gut and other organs; discovery of hormonal function of non-endocrine cells; elaboration of the concept and classifications of the diseases of APUD-system; identification of tau-protein expression in human blood lymphocytes and in mast cells in Alzheimer’s disease; broadening of the concept about the diffuse neuroendocrine system to diffuse neuroimmunoendocrine system.

Prof. Igor Kvetnoy has been awarded by some prestigious scientific prizes, such as the Pearse Prize on Histochemistry and Cell Biology of the Royal Microscopical Society (United Kingdom); State Prize of Government of Russian Federation for Science and Technology; etc. Prof. Igor Kvetnoy is author and co-author of 27 books and more than 500 papers and chapters. (published in Nature, Cancer, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, etc.). Prof. Igor Kvetnoy is the Mentor of 35 PhD thesis and 26 DSc thesis.


Alexey Moskalev


Laboratory of Molecular Radiobiology and Gerontology in the Institute of Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Dr. Alexey Moskalev, correspinding member of RAS, serves as the head of the Laboratory of Molecular Radiobiology and Gerontology in the Institute of Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the head of the Department of Ecology of the Syktyvkar State University, the head of the Laboratory of Genetics of Aging and Longevity in the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has authored more than 100 publications in the area of genetics of aging and longevity, as well as radiation genetics. He also serves as a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals including Biogerontology, Frontiers in Genetics: Genetics of Aging, Aging and Disease, and Aging.

Deby Susanti Vinski


Vinski Mukti Arta Bank & President of World Council of Preventive Medicine


Owner Perfect Beauty Clinic, Owner of Vinski Mukti Arta Bank & President of World Council of Preventive Medicine (WOCPM) in Paris with 74 Country Members, Advisor of Majelis Agung Raja Sultan Indonesia (MARS), Director of Post Graduate Master & Doctorate Program of EFHRE International University (EIU), Barcelona, Spain.


Michael Papacharalambous


Medicine Department Metropolitan Hospital, Athens


Chief Director Internal Medicine Department Metropolitan Hospital Athens; Medical Director at Orthobiotiki Polyclinic; Board Member - Founder Open Health Alliance; Chairman - Co-Founder Panhellenic Prevention and Anti- Aging Society; Vice President and Treasurer  European Society of Preventive, Regenerative and Antiaging Medicine (ESAAM);


Research Interests: Breast 3D Ultrasonography. Mercury intoxication in Greek population. Bio identical Hormones and genetic expression. Stem cells in Clinical praxis Telomeres, Proteasome and oxidized Proteins as marker of aging. He designed the ESAAM  Target Protocol for Early diagnosis and Treatment of the Aging Associated diseases.

Mariusz Z. Ratajczak


Stem Cell Program at Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Louisville


Dr. Ratajczak is Professor of Medicine, the Henry M. and Stella M. Hoenig Endowed Chair in Cancer Biology and the Director of the Stem Cell Program at the University of Louisville's JGB Cancer Center, Louisville, USA. He is als head of the Department of Regenerative Medicine at Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Ratajczak is an internationally known specialist in the field of adult stem cell biology.


His discovery of embryonic-like stem cells in adult bone marrow tissues has the potential to revolutionize the field of regenerative medicine. He has published numerous books and more than 500 peer-reviewed publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide. His work was cited more than 20 000 and his Hirsh Index = 70.