Dr Brian Kennedy
Dr Brian Kennedy
Director of the Centre for Healthy Longevity
National University Health System (Singapore)

Brian is internationally recognised for his research in the basic biology of ageing and as a visionary committed to translating research discoveries into new ways of detecting, delaying, preventing and treating human ageing and associated diseases. He is a Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry and Physiology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University Singapore and serves as Director of the Centre for Healthy Longevity at the National University Health System, the Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme, and the Asian Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality. Collectively, NUS ageing research seeks to demonstrate that longevity interventions can be successfully employed in humans to extend healthspan, the disease-free and highly functional period of life. Brian was the President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing, and he maintained a professorship there through to 2020. Brian has an adjunct appointment at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington, where he was a faculty member from 2001 to 2010. In addition, he is also actively involved with a number of Biotechnology companies and serves as a Co-Editor-In-Chief at Aging Cell. Finally, Brian has a track record of interaction in China, where he was a Visiting Professor at the Aging Research Institute at Guangdong Medical College from 2009 to 2014. His Ph.D. was performed in the laboratory of Leonard Guarente at M.I.T., where he published the first paper linking Sirtuins to ageing.

Dr Brian will be part of Healthy Ageing session on Day 1.