January 16th 2018

January 16, 2018

SENS Research Foundation 2017 Year End Fundraiser Achieves Over $5 Million in Donations

Cryptocurrency Donations Play Key Role In Campaign Results

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. —January 16, 2018 — SENS Research Foundation (SRF), a leading Silicon Valley nonprofit focused on diseases of aging, announced today that it received over $5 Million in donations during its year end fundraising campaign. These donations included $1 Million in Bitcoin from the Pineapple Fund; $1 Million in Bitcoin from an anonymous donor; and 2.4 Million in Ethereum from Vitalik Buterin, the cofounder of Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine.

“SENS Research Foundation is pleased by the strong support we have received from members of the tech community who are innovative leaders in utilizing cryptocurrency. We appreciate their support and look forward to partnering with them going forward,” said Aubrey de Grey, CSO.

“We are very grateful to all of our donors for their incredible support of our Year End Campaign,” said Jerri Barrett, VP of Outreach. “Our initial campaign goal was $250,000. We were thrilled to receive over 1400 donations totaling over $5 million in just ten weeks.”

“Achieving this level of donation in such a short period of time shows that the momentum SENS Research Foundation has achieved is continuing to accelerate,” said Michael Kope, CEO. “We are looking forward to engaging even more of the tech community in our work and to continue to accelerate our progress through the expansion of our research programs. Their support makes this growth possible.”

To learn more and to donate to the SENS Research Foundation please go to www.sens.org.

Media Contact:

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Undoing Aging 2018 Early Bird Registration and Poster Submission Deadlines Extended through Wednesday, January 17

If you haven't checked it out already, please take a moment and have a look at the program for Undoing Aging 2018, our conference presented jointly with our partners at the Forever Healthy Foundation. We'd love to have you join us for this event, March 15-17, in Berlin! 

To help you make the decision to attend, we've extended our Early Bird Ticket pricing for you through Wednesday, January 17. Get your tickets via the registration page here

And in other good news - the poster submission deadline has likewise been extended through this Wednesday, January 17, 2018. To submit your poster, please visit the Abstracts page on the Undoing Aging website. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in Berlin in March!

Where in the World is Aubrey de Grey?

Dr. Aubrey de Grey will be speaking at the following upcoming events:

What: GenNext
Where: San Diego, CA, USA
When: February 20, 2018

Gen Next is an invitation-only organization of successful individuals dedicated to learning about and becoming engaged with the most pressing challenges facing future generations.

Where: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
When: March 2-3, 2018

Ideas Weekend Festival is a public event exploring some of the most important ideas and innovations sweeping the globe. 

Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
When: March 10-11, 2018

Worlds Fair Nano is a whirlwind two-day festival filled with mind-blowing technology, interactive art, live music, food, and more, including an epic lineup of pioneers speaking on the future of our world.

Where: San Francisco, California, USA
When: March 13-14, 2018
BioData World West is, per the event website, "the most innovative forum for healthcare executives focusing on Big Data, Precision Medicine, and AI." BioDataWorld West is "...for thought-leaders in the life science industry to not only attend and learn, but also to collaborate and to continue pushing the limits of what is possible in AI, Big Data, Genomics, and Precision Medicine."

Reminder: Summer Scholars Application Deadline is February 5, 2018

If you are an eligible student planning on applying for the 2018 SRF Summer Scholars Program, make sure you submit your application before noon PST on February 5, 2018. Check the Summer Scholars Program homepage for more information about the research opportunities being offered in 2018, and remember, no late applications will be accepted, so get yours in as soon as you can before the deadline.

Our Summer Scholars Program is made possible by our donors' generous support. Please consider donating today to help support our 2018 student researchers.​



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