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VitaDAO Longevity Biotech Conference at Zuzalu 2023

VitaDAO Longevity Biotech Conference at Zuzalu 2023

12 - 14 May 2023
18H00 CET
Zuzalu, Montenegro

Join us for a 2.5-day event where we will explore the latest exciting breakthroughs from the world of longevity and rejuvenation biotech. This emerging field is dedicated to extending human health and lifespan by tackling the root cause of diseases through targeting aging directly.

During this event, we will be treated to presentations, panels, and workshops by leading experts in their respective fields, covering fascinating topics such as Cellular Reprogramming, Cell Replacement, Stem Cells, Immune System Rejuvenation, DNA Damage, and Female Reproductive Longevity.

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Event Schedule

Friday 12 May


Max Unfried & Laurence Ion

6:00pm CET

Overview of LongBio

Nathan Cheng and Stephanie Dainow

6:10pm CET

Damage Repair and Frontiers

Aubrey de Grey

7:00pm CET

Saturday 13 May

Why ten years?

Joe Betts-LaCroix

10:00am-10:30am CET

Immortal Germline’s Rejuvenation Secrets

Yuri Deigin

10:30-11:00am CET

mRNA Therapeutics for Rejuvenation

Sergio Ruiz

11:00-11:30am CET


11:30am - 11:45am CET

Immune regulation of senescent cells, the immune-based senotheraputics coming of age

Amit Sharma

11:45am-12:15pm CET

The Longevity Molecule

Prof. Morten Scheibye-Knudsen

12:15pm-12:45am CET

The union of Crypto, Longevity & Network States

Vitalik Buterin, Laurence Ion & Max Unfried

12:45pm-1:30pm CET

Lunch (self-organized)

1:30pm-2:45pm CET

Break out session 1 - Which Longevity Interventions actually work?

Elisabeth Roider & Daniella Ruiz

2:45pm -3:45 pm CET

Break out session 2 - Modular Drug development with IP-NFTs

Vincent Weisser, Prof. Morten Scheibye-Knudsen

2:45pm-3:45 pm CET

Bioelectricity & Aging

Ben Anderson

3:45pm-4:15pm CET

Introduction to Medical Biostasis

Dr. Emil Kendizorra

4:15pm - 4:45pm CET

Towards real-time, live cell oocyte quality assessments to determine reproductive aging

Prof. Lynae  Brayboy

4:45pm - 5:15pm CET

Reproductive longevity - Opportunities and Importance

Prof. Lynae Brayboy, Julija Jurić, Maria Marinova, Laura Minquini

5:15pm - 5:45pm CET

Break Out Session  - Towards a Longevity Network State

Laurence Ion

5:45pm -6:30pm CET

Social Events (depending on Weather)

6:30pm CET

"The Immortalist" Movie Night (Dome)

Maxim Kholin

8:00pm CET

Sunday 14 May

Stem cells - A reality check on our journey to the promised land

Josef Christensen

10:00am - 10:30am CET

Progressive brain tissue replacement - a key component to defeating aging.

Prof. Jean Hebert

10:30am-11:00am CET

Renewal Bio - Renewing Human Health

Ohad Gafni

11:00am - 11:30am CET


11:30am - 11:45am CET

Building and Investing in LongBio

Sebastian Brunemeier

11:45am - 12:15pm CET

Engaging the Crowd in Longevity and DeSci with Dynamic NFTs and Decentralized Clinical Trials.

Keith Comito

12:15pm - 12:45pm CET

Commercializing and Investing in Longevity Biotech

Marc Bernegger, Oliver Colville, Laurence Ion, Alexandra Bause, Sebastian Brunemeier

12:45pm - 1:30pm CET

Lunch (self-organized)

1:30pm - 2:45pm CET

Does aging spread via the bloodstream? Transfusion approaches to rejuvenation

Prof. Alexandra Stolzig

2:45pm - 3:15pm CET

Genome Stability in Aging and Disease: New insights and therapeutic avenues

Prof. Björn Schumacher

3:15pm - 3:45pm CET

Antibodies for Longevity: Leveraging Industry R&D Investments

Iosif Gershteyn

3:45pm - 4:15pm CET


4:15pm-4:30pm CET

Aging clocks, entropy, and the limits of age-reversal

Peter Fedichev

4:30pm - 5:00pm CET

Targeting aging directly

Prof. Brian Kennedy

5:00pm - 5:30pm CET

Breakout Session - Discourse on Aging Science

Aubrey De Grey, Prof. Brian Kennedy, Prof. Björn Schumacher, Peter Fedichev

5:30pm - 6:30pm CET

Closing ceremony

6:30pm CET

Speakers Dinner

7:00pm CET


Vitalik Buterin
Zuzalu initiator & Founder Ethereum
Aubrey de Grey
President and CSO of LEV Foundation
Joe Betts-LaCroix
CEO of Retro Biosciences
Nathan S. Cheng
Co-founder of LongBio Fellowship (LBF), General Partner at Healthspan Capital.
Laurence Ion
Steward of Dealflow at VitaDAO
Alexandra Bause
Apollo Health Ventures
Kristen Fortney
CEO and co-founder at BioAge
Morten Scheibye-Knudsen
Laboratory founder and leading longevity scientist.
Peter Fedichev
Co-founder & CEO - Gero.AI
Sergio Ruiz
Co-founder of Turn Biotechnologies
Max Unfried
VitaDAO Core Contributor
Prof. Bjoern Schumacher
Director, Institute for Genome Stability in Aging and Disease
Stephanie Dainow
Executive Director
Tyler Golato
Co-founder of Molecule, biochemist and molecular biologist focused on experimental therapeutics and ageing.
Brian Kennedy
Director at Centre for Healthy Longevity
Amit Sharma
Group Lead, SENS Research Foundation
Jean Hebert
Neurogeneticist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Marc P. Bernegger
Founding Partner Maximon
Dr. Elisabeth Roider
Partner & Chief Scientific and Medical Officer
Laura Minquini
Founder & core lead AthenaDAO
Ohad Gafni
Co-Founder & CSO of Renewal Bio
Alexandra Stolzing
Professor for Biogerontological Engineering Loughborough University
Sebastian A. Brunemeier
CEO of ImmuneAGE Bio. General Partner at Healthspan Capital.
Emil Kendziorra
Founder & CEO at Tomorrow Biostasis / Chairman Of The Board at EBF
Josef Christensen
Chief Business Development Officer at StemMedical & Co-founder/Interim-CEO at Meat Tomorrow
Maria Marinova, PhD
Apollo venture creation fellow, AthenaDAO core science, VitaDAO contributor
Yuri Degin
Co-founder and director of YouthBio Therapeutics
Julija Jurić
Research Manager at Genos and Product development Specialist at GlycanAge UK
Lynae Brayboy
Charité Universitätsmedizin and OVŌM Care GmbH
Oliver Colville
Apeiron Investment Group
Keith Comito
President of longevity advocacy organization LEAF /, Co-founder, Inventor, and Disney R&D technology lead
Ben Anderson
Aion Bio
Iosif Gerstheyn
CEO ImmuVia & Medical University of South Carolina
Pierre-Antoine Mudry
Head of Investor Relations - Rejuveron

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