Kris Verburgh is a medical doctor, researcher and author who specializes in health, aging and the future of medicine and biotechnology. He studies how new technologies will disrupt medicine, health (care) and our lifespans. As a researcher at the Free University of Brussels, he studies how we age and how these insights can be used to improve health and life span and lead to better prevention and treatment of various aging-related diseases and obesity. He created a new scientific field, nutrigerontology, that studies how nutrition can accelerate or slow aging and influence the risk of aging diseases, like heart disease or dementia. Dr. Verburgh gives talks on new developments and paradigm shifts in medicine, healthcare and the science of aging. He gave lectures for the European Parliament, Google, Singularity University, various academic institutes, organizations and international companies. He is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA) and member of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group at the Free University of Brussels.
Portraits by Eolo Perfido