Alejandro Ocampo to speak at Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2024
Berlin/Germany, 2023 – We are happy to announce Alejandro Ocampo, co-founder and CEO of Epiterna and Professor at the University of Lausanne, as a speaker for the Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2024.
Dr. Alejandro Ocampo has made fundamental contributions to the field of epigenetic reprogramming, as exemplified by the landmark study Ocampo et al 2016. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Miami and completed his postdoctoral studies at the Salk Institute. Ocampo currently leads his lab at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is investigating the core biological mechanisms underlying cellular reprogramming and aging.
Alejando will present his startup Epiterna, where the team is developing affordable products that can safely slow the aging process to prevent age-related diseases, delay functional decline and extend life.
“We are developing therapies to increase healthy lifespan”, Prof. Ocampo says of Epiterna: “Epiterna, which I co-founded with Kevin Perez, was born out of my 15 years as a scientist studying aging. This included work during my PhD studying aging in yeast, and later at the Salk Institute in California where I was one of the first to demonstrate how new therapeutic approaches like epigenetic reprogramming could extend the lifespan of mice. I then started my own laboratory at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland to continue studying how to slow down or reverse aging at the cellular and molecular level. Today, we are putting the science into practice at Epiterna.”
Meet Alejandro in Berlin. He is one of our stellar speakers among many other industry leaders at the Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2024.
About the Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2024
The Rejuvenation Startup Summit (Berlin, May. 10-11, 2024) hosted by the Forever Healthy Foundation, is a vibrant networking event that aims to accelerate the development of the rejuvenation biotech industry.
Rejuvenation/Longevity biotech is a new, emerging field of medicine. It aims to prevent and reverse diseases of aging by addressing their common root cause, the aging process itself. Rejuvenation therapies aim to reverse or repair age-related cellular changes such as molecular waste, calcification, tissue stiffening, loss of stem cell function, genetic alterations, and impaired energy production.
The Rejuvenation Summit brings together startups, members of the longevity venture capital and investor ecosystem, and researchers interested in founding or joining a startup – all aiming to create therapies to vastly extend the healthy human lifespan.
Further information can be found at www.forever-healthy.org/summit/
About Forever Healthy
The Forever Healthy Foundation is Michael Greve’s humanitarian initiative with the mission to accelerate the transition to a world without age-related diseases. Activities of the foundation include hosting the annual Rejuvenation Startup Summit, funding translational research on the root causes of aging, and providing evidence-based evaluations of current rejuvenation therapies. Greve’s venture capital firm Kizoo, which directly supports the creation, mentoring and financing of rejuvenation biotech startups, is also part of the initiative. Investments include Cellvie, Cyclarity, Revel, Elastrin, LIfT, and MoglingBio.
Learn more at www.forever-healthy.org