International Women’s Day: the amazing women of Longevity

As we celebrate International Women’s Day we take a look back at some of the women that are pioneering the field of Longevity.

Longevity.Technology: International Women’s Day is a day to acknowledge women’s rights for equal participation in economic and political decision-making, to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of women, and to denounce gender discrimination and gender violence. We agree.

“These results therefore represent a significant step towards generating a bioengineered patch capable of recapitulating aspects of heart tissue.” Dr Dinorath Olvera

“This allows you to replicate the material properties of all types of materials that you encounter in the human body.” Professor Aline Miller

“What we’re doing now is designing things backwards. First we’re setting out who is going to benefit …” Professor Ilaria Bellantuono

“Our mission is to promote longer, happier, healthier, and more fulfilled life for as many people as possible.” Dafina Grapci-Penney

“People need the answers to questions like, ‘How am I going to afford to retire and how am I going to survive dementia?’” Julia Randell-Khan

“We are focusing on neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases specifically.” Nina Khera

“… we are determining if RTB101 alone and in combination with rapalogs may have benefit in patients with Parkinson’s disease.” Dr. Joan Mannick

“I didn’t expect the results. It was a complete surprise to me, but the control is more surprising.” Dr Kan Cao

“The collision of aging population and healthy Longevity defines the limited window of opportunity …” Margaretta Colangelo

“All the components which make an investor happy are there, there’s the know-how, there’s the understanding of the sector and where the opportunities are …” Dr Lorraine Morley

“We believe that treatment and prevention should work hand in hand and as such we have focused on developing both strands.” Dr Nora Khaldi

“Some of the most promising approaches involve selectively killing senescent cells using senolytic drugs.” Professor Lynne Cox

“There are significant opportunities to use AI to predict disease and incentivise healthier living through harnessing ‘life’ data.” Tina Woods 

“It shows there is margin for extending life without altering the genes.” Maria Blasco

“A number of Longevity-focused scientists have achieved a rather significant progress over the last decade …” Kate Batz

“In terms of the near future, I think all we can do is try to live a healthy lifestyle, with the aim of slowing down telomere shortening … until the science on telomeres has advanced.” Lara Puhlmann

“People are living longer; however, we aren’t necessarily becoming healthier, which means more and more people require long term and complex healthcare.” Carla Heyworth

“There is a demonstrable need for affordable independent-living assistance and this need will only get bigger as the population ages.” Eleanor Garth

Happy International Women’s Day to everyone and our apologies to those fabulous women that we haven’t interviewed … yet!

Phil Newman
Editor-in-Chief Phil has over 25 years of C-level management, marketing and business development expertise in Europe and North America. His creative background has helped him shape unconventional strategies for commercial growth - garnering both awards and investor ROI.

Phil has wide experience of technology transfer and the commercialisation of innovations from both private and institutional sources and this led to his interest in Longevity and the founding of Longevity.Technology.

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