September 2015

September 2015

SENS Research Foundation's 2015 Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference Wraps Up On A High Note

The second annual Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference successfully concluded Friday, August 21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame, CA. The conference, which is hosted by SENS Research Foundation, brings together experts from research, academia, industry, policy, finance and regulatory fields to share ideas - and the latest research and developments - on diseases that are impacting the aging population on a global scale, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. The Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference creates a forum for thought leaders from multiple disease communities to consider the wider potential of novel strategies for early intervention, while evaluating the feasibility of preventive and combinatorial medicine applications to treat all aging-related diseases.



Keynote Speaker Frances Colón, U.S. Department of State


The conference featured over 50 leading speakers from industry, academia, government, and the financial community. Highlights included keynoters Chas Bountra, SGC Oxford Chief Scientist, Professor of Translational Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, and Associate Member, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, who spoke on "Transforming the Discovery of New Medicines", and Frances Colón, Acting Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State of the United States, who spoke on "Science and Technology for Diplomacy". Among the additional speakers were representatives of leading biotech firms including Sanofi, Sartorius Stedim, Fate Therapeutics, Biolatris, Sangamo BioSciences Inc., and Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. as well as CIRM, Stanford University, Scripps Institute and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and other leading universities.



Keynote Speaker Chas Bountra, University of Oxford


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SENS Research Foundation launches MitoSENS Mitochondrial Repair Project  Crowdfunding Campaign with


SRF is pleased to announce the new MitoSENS Mitochondrial Repair Project crowdfunding campaign. We launched the campaign at the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference on August 19th. We’ve already raised almost 50% of our $30,000 goal.
Click to watch a short video about this exciting project and why it is so important to support:
The campaign will fund our Mitochondrial Repair Project which is focused on engineering backup copies of mitochondrial genes to place in the nucleus of the cell, aiming to prevent age-related damage and restore lost mitochondrial function.  
The MitoSENS crowdfunding campaign includes incredible prizes including:
  • A private dinner with Aubrey de Grey and Edward James Olmos in Los Angeles
  • A SENS Research Foundation T-Shirt or Pen or Tote Bag – created just for this campaign
  • An autographed copy of Aubrey de Grey’s book Ending Aging
  • A 30 minute call with the MitoSENS team who will answer all your questions about their science
And many more.


2015 SENS Research Foundation Annual Report Now Available


SRF is pleased to announce the publication of our new 2015 Annual Report. The report features updates on the status of all our currently funded intramural and extramural research projects and highlights from our outreach, conference and education programs.​ Click to view and download.




Exclusive Interview with SRF CSO Aubrey de Grey and Buck Institute CEO Brian Kennedy on Mendelspod


Join MendelsPod host Theral Timpson in this podcast interview with SRF's Aubrey de Grey and Brian Kennedy of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging as they discuss the history and growing convergence of their work and views. Recorded live at the Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2015 conference, this is definitely a "don't miss" episode. Click to listen at

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