This series is organised by the Oxford Institute Of Population Ageing, an Oxford Martin School affiliate programme.
Speaker: Dr Avi Roy
Avi is the President of the Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF), a UK-based charity founded to support ageing research and address the challenges of a rapidly ageing population. Avi is an Oxford based biomedical scientist, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Translational Medicine at the University of Buckingham (BITM). Avi's research team at BITM explores the rejuvenation of human skin using small molecules, and identifies accurate biomarkers of aging. His research has resulted in an advanced protocol for screening drugs that have geroprotective properties, which has identified twelve novel geroprotective molecules. Avi and his team at the BGRF are building the open-access infrastructure required to accelerate the translation of regenerative medicine from bench to bedside.