November 2013

November 2013

Help Us Meet Our Year-End Goal


On behalf of SENS Research Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support throughout 2013. Thanks to your generous donations of time, money, and encouragement, we have been able to continue advancing our work to cure – not just treat, but cure – the diseases of aging.


We are accomplishing this goal by funding promising new research, building a strong, collaborative community, and training the next generation of bright, young scientists. No doubt the best example of all of these aspects of our mission in 2013 was our biennial SENS Conference held at the University of Cambridge in September.


The SENS6: Reimagine Aging Conference attracted a record-number of leading scientists, clinicians, students, and other supporters. All were amazed at the progress made since SENS5 and were confident that the current work and newly fostered collaborations of the SRF community would lead to more crucial advances in tackling the debilitating diseases of aging.


However, in order to continue to increase our impact on advancing the field of regenerative medicine, we need your help. Simply put, more funding will mean more researchers and more labs making cures for the diseases of aging a reality.  

Your support will enable us to:

We've set an end-of-year funding challenge to raise at least $100,000 between today and December 31, 2013If you've been thinking about contributing, this is a great time to show your support.


Please consider making your tax deductible donation to us today at

If you are interested in doing a matching grant please contact


Thank you,


Mike Kope, CEO             Aubrey de Grey, CSO           Tanya Jones, COO



New SENS6 Highlights Video


Please take a few minutes to enjoy our latest video featuring highlights of the SENS6 Conference. 


We hope that you will enjoy the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of this amazing event. SENS6 brought together leading research scientists and other visionaries in the field of regenerative medicine from around the world. Click the screenshot to visit our site and watch!


The Science Behind SENS


Curious about what SRF's work actually entails? Interested in the technical details of cutting-edge rejuvenation biotechnology research? If so, you'll definitely want to visit our Research Blog. This section of our website features project updates, descriptions of the concrete actions we are taking to eradicate age-related disease, and in-depth discussions of significant biogerontology topics from our CSO team. 


Check back often for more news about what we're up to in the laboratory, and be sure to take a look at our downloadable Research Report if you haven't already.


Summer Internship Applications: Coming In January 2014


Each year the SENS Research Foundation Summer Internship Program supports training the best undergraduate researchers at leading research institutions around the world.


Applications will be available on the SRF website ( starting January 2014. Mark your calendars, so you can be the first to apply for these amazing research opportunities.


You can learn more about the internship program and the research projects of past interns in our video spotlights and Education Blog posts.


SRF's Mitochondrial Mutations Project Awarded LongeCity Grant


The Mitochondrial Mutations project team, led by Senior Research Scientist Dr. Matthew O’Connor at our Mountain View Research Center, was awarded a LongeCity Research Grant last month.


LongeCity is an international non-profit organization that, among other things, supports small-scale science initiatives “to conquer the blight of involuntary death.” In two short months, seventy supporters donated over $7,500 which was matched with a $14,000 grant from LongeCity to fund SRF’s work to rescue mutated mitochondrial DNA.


If you wish to learn more about the project visit


To help fund this and other research projects, please visit .



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As a 501(c)(3) public charity, SENS Research Foundation relies on your support to continue our mission to change the way the world researches and treats age-related disease. Visit our donate page to make your contribution.