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August 19, 2019
Genome Protection's Scientific Founder and CSO, Dr. Andrei Gudkov, to present at the 6th Aging Research, Drug Discovery, and AI Forum during the Basel Life Congress
Monday, August 19, 2019 — Genome Protection, Inc. (GPI) today announced the presentation of Andrei Gudkov, Ph.D., D.Sci., GPI's Chief Scientific Officer and Professor of Oncology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the 6th Aging Research, Drug Discovery, and AI Forum during the Basel Life Congress, September 10-12, 2019 in Basel, Switzerland.

"DNA damage in somatic cells accompanied with sterile chronic inflammation are common hallmarks of aging. Epigenetic derepression of endogenous retroelements that occupy nearly half of mammalian genome contributes to both. Approaches to targeting the 'retrobiome' for anti-aging treatment will be discussed," said Dr. Andrei Gudkov.

The 6th Ageing Research, Drug Discovery, and AI Forum Basel will bring together leaders in the ageing, longevity, and drug discovery field, to describe the latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of ageing and the search for interventions. Furthermore, the forum will include opinion leaders in AI to discuss the latest advances of this technology in the biopharmaceutical sector and how this can be applied to interventions. This event intends to bridge academic and commercial research and foster collaborations that will result in practical solutions to one of humanity's most challenging problems: ageing. The Forum will be held in Basel, Switzerland, September 10-12, 2019.

"Over the last 5 years, the "Ageing & Drug Discovery" and "AI for Healthcare" forums have been leading events at Basel Life, attracting hundreds of delegates from over 50 countries. This year, we are combining the 2 platforms into a 3 day-event titled "the 6th Ageing, AI and Drug Discovery Forum" to explore the convergence of these 2 cutting edge disciplines. Under the program leadership of Professor Morten Scheibye-Knudsen and Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov, with distinguished scientists and industry experts in the field, we look forward to exploring breakthroughs for this great healthcare need for the planet," said Dr. Bhupinder Bhullar, Chair, Innovation Forum program committee, Basel Life 2019.

"The 6th annual Ageing Research, Drug Discovery, and AI Forum at Basel Life will have a fresh program featuring some of the most prominent scientists and industry players in ageing and longevity research covering the theory, applications and convergence of these three exciting areas," said Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D., Founder, and CEO of Insilico Medicine, Inc.

The detailed press release by conference organizers can be found here.
July 11, 2019
GPI's Drs. Andrei Gudkov and Yakov Kogan spoke at the 2019 Ending Age-Related Diseases conference in New York City co-sponsored by Genome Protection
Thursday, July 11, 2019 — Dr. Andrei Gudkov, GPI's Chief Scientific Officer and Professor of Oncology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, spoke today at the 2019 Ending Age-Related Diseases conference in New York City, USA, delivering a talk titled "Retrobiome in aging: systemic DNA damage by retroelements, its intrinsic mechanisms, and therapeutic approaches to prevent it". Dr. Gudkov was later followed by GPI's Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Yakov Kogan, who provided conference attendees with a detailed overview of the company.

The conference is organized by the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy longevity and aging research through crowdfunding and advocacy initiatives. It took place at the Cooper Union in New York City on July 11th-12th. GPI was one of the financial supporters of the conference, serving as a Silver Sponsor.

The goal of the conference is to promote collaboration between academia, biotech companies, investors, regulators, public health advocates, and doctors in order to foster the creation of interventions to relieve our aging society from the burden of age-related diseases.

The morbidity from chronic age-related diseases is increasing proportionally to the aging of the global population, representing a challenge to social protection and healthcare systems around the world. The development of next-generation drugs and therapies that could directly target the processes of aging to more effectively prevent and cure age-related diseases has now become a priority, yet the industry is clearly facing unique financial, development, and regulatory bottlenecks.

About the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation
The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting life extension, longevity, and aging research through crowdfunding and advocacy initiatives. Its mission is to connect the researchers and scientists developing the latest advancements with the people who support them through initiatives such as Lifespan.io. To date, more than $300,000 has been collected by Lifespan.io in support of seven studies.

LEAF hosts the Rejuvenation Roadmap, a curated database of various drugs and therapies that target the main mechanisms of aging, helping the public to visualize their developmental pipeline through preclinical stages, human clinical trials, and final approval.

LEAF also runs the Longevity Investor Network, which organizes pitch sessions and connects new biotech companies with investors.
June 26, 2019
Genome Protection, Inc. took part in the 2019 Nature's "Ageing, Health & Rejuvenation" conference in Rotterdam
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — Dr. Brandon Hall, GPI's Project Leader, took part in the 2019 Nature's "Ageing, Health & Rejuvenation" conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, delivering a poster presentation titled "Pharmacological targeting of the LINE-1 reverse transcriptase activities towards anti-aging and anti-cancer applications".

The conference was jointly organised by Erasmus Medical Center, Nature, Nature Medicine and NatureReviews Molecular Cell Biology. It brought together many experts from diverse fields of research that explore the mechanisms of ageing and rejuvenation, from the perspective of genetics and epigenetics, cellular quality control and senescence, stem cells, metabolism and brain function. The aim of the conference is to foster interactions and stimulate discussion of recent and unpublished advances in our understanding of the ageing process, and to explore new therapeutic opportunities for the rejuvenation and preservation of organs and tissues to extend healthspan.

About Erasmus MC
Erasmus MC is a single organization with a single identity. All Erasmus MC units are presented with a common name, logo, and house style. The entire range of clinical services can be found here. We distinguish two sub-brands within Erasmus MC's single identity: Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital and Erasmus MC Cancer Institute. Both of these organizational units represent specialized fields with their own reputation in national and international university medical center healthcare. For more information: https://www.erasmusmc.nl/

About Nature
A weekly, international journal, publishing papers from any area of science with great potential impact and whose importance extends well beyond the confines of the specific discipline concerned. Nature also publishes Reviews, as well as Editorials and other Opinion pieces, News and Features, News and Views, Books and Arts, and the science-fiction series, Futures. In addition, it features NatureJobs, a section on careers and recruitment, thematic supplements called Outlooks, and Technology Features. Nature publishes much online-only information, including the daily award-winning Nature News, and regular web-only collections of topical material. For more information: http://www.nature.com/nature

About Nature Medicine
Nature Medicine is a biomedical research journal devoted to publishing the latest and most exciting advances in biomedical research for scientists and physicians. It publishes in fields such as infectious disease, cancer biology, cardiovascular research, gene therapy, immunology, vaccine development and neuroscience. We are proud to present unique events (some in concert with specific institutions) that will become essential resources for the researchers of today and tomorrow. For more information: http://www.nature.com/nm

About Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology aims to be the premier source of reviews and commentaries for the scientific communities we serve. We strive to publish articles that are authoritative, accessible and enhanced with clearly understandable figures, tables and other display items. We want to provide an unparalleled service to authors, referees and readers, and we work hard to maximize the usefulness and impact of each article. The journal publishes Reviews, Perspectives, Comments and Research Highlights relevant to molecular and cell biologists, with our broad scope ensuring that the articles we publish reach the widest possible audience. For more information: https://www.nature.com/nrm
March 29, 2019
Genome Protection's Scientific Founder and CSO, Dr. Andrei Gudkov, presented at the 2019 Undoing Aging conference in Berlin
Friday, March 29, 2019 — Dr. Andrei Gudkov, GPI's Chief Scientific Officer and Professor of Oncology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, delivered a presentation today at the 2019 Undoing Aging conference in Berlin, Germany, titled "Systemic DNA damage and antiaging therapies".

The 2019 Undoing Aging conference is jointly organized by SENS Research Foundation and Forever Healthy Foundation. The conference is focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage as the basis of therapies to bring aging under full medical control.

About Forever Healthy Foundation
Forever Healthy is a private, non-profit initiative with the mission to enable people to vastly extend their healthy lifespan and be part of the first generation to cure aging.
Thru it's 'Rejuvenation Now' and 'Maximizing Health' initiatives Forever Healthy seeks to continuously identify and evaluate new rejuvenation therapies on risks, benefits, and potential application and to harness the enormous wealth of the world's cutting-edge medical knowledge to empower informed decisions about health and well-being.

In addition, Forever Healthy supports the development of rejuvenation therapies that undo the damage of aging by funding basic research, bringing together the world's leading scientists at the Undoing Aging conference and supporting startups that work on actual therapies for human use. For more information, please visit forever-healthy.org

About SENS Research Foundation
SENS Research Foundation is a 501(c) nonprofit that works to research, develop and promote comprehensive regenerative medicine solutions for the diseases of aging. The foundation is focused on a damage repair paradigm for treating the diseases of aging, which it advances through scientific research, advocacy, and education.

SENS Research Foundation supports research projects at universities and institutes around the world with the goal of curing such age-related diseases as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease. Educating the public and training researchers to support a growing regenerative medicine field are also significant endeavors of the organization that are being accomplished through advocacy campaigns and educational programs. For more information, please visit sens.org
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