Bejit is a microbiota specialist with a PhD in Biochemistry. After studying centenarian’s microbiota and their signalling pathway for several years, he discovered that they have low chronicle inflammation comparing to average humans thanks to a diversified and unique variety of microbiota. He believes this unique ageing model of centenarians allows to reverse engineer solutions for better health by emulating their microbiota and mitochondria dynamics. Bejit’s work involves applying bio-fermented metabolites that links to modulate specifically gene expression related to inflammation and mitochondria energy, resulting in an increase of cell energy production.
In 2017, he also begun work on biodynamic plantations allowing the development of a rich microbiome ecosystem to produce microbiome food that offers not only better harvests in term of productivity and reduce needs of chemicals and pesticides, but also a medicinal value such as improving the gut health of consumers.
Furthermore, by studying the impact of varying conditions on microbiome of humans and plants, he discovered that in extremes conditions the microbiome adapts and evolves into a stronger version more quickly. This leads to drastic changes in the epigenome and gene expression in human health. From this discovery, Bejit has developed fermentation technologies to support better health resilience and longevity by learning from nature to evolve and adapt.
Bejit will be part of the Healthy Ageing / Personalisation and Future Food Innovation session on Day 3.