CHASING LONGEVITY: The Quest for Longer Life
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25 March 2018 SLQ Auditorium 1

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SLQ Auditorium 1

Location

Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101, Australia

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Cost

Adult: $30 Concession: $25 Student: $10
Elizabeth Finkel
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Elizabeth Finkel

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Elizabeth Finkel

Elizabeth Finkel is Editor-in-Chief of Cosmos Magazine, a popular science magazine that she cofounded in 2005. It represents her third metamorphosis in an entirely scientific career that began with a...

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Lindsay Wu
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Lindsay Wu

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Lindsay Wu

Lindsay Wu is a biochemist who leads the Laboratory for Ageing Research at UNSW Sydney, where he is an NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Fellow. His lab is looking for new...

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Derek Richard
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Derek Richard

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Derek Richard

Derek Richard is an Associate Professor and the Chenhall Research Scientist in Queensland University of Technology's Faculty of Health. He is also Scientific Director of the Cancer and Ageing Research...

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Matthew Piper
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Matthew Piper

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Matthew Piper

Matthew Piper received a PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2000 for his work on yeast metabolism. He then moved to the Technical University of Delft...

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Summary

Will centenarians ever be considered young?

Life expectancy is continually being extended, and for the first time in history, six generations are alive at the same time. Could genetics, cryonics and bionics push the boundaries even further in generations to come?

Cosmos editor Elizabeth Finkel will guide our panel through the scientific possibilities and socio-economic impacts of our quest for longer lives.  Will rewiring the ageing process ever be a scientific reality and could humankind survive the process?

CHASING LONGEVITY: The Quest for Longer Life is presented in conjunction with QUT.

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