João Pedro de Magalhães, PhD
Scientific Advisor and Research Area Leader
Pedro graduated with a degree in Microbiology in 1999 from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia in his hometown of Porto, Portugal, and then obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University of Namur in Belgium.
Following a postdoc with genomics pioneer Prof George Church at Harvard Medical School, in 2008 Pedro was recruited to the University of Liverpool where he leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group. His lab studies the ageing process and how we can manipulate it to fend off age-related diseases and improve human health.
Pedro has authored over 100 publications and given over 100 invited talks, including three TEDx talks. In addition, he has a long-term interest in technological trends and their future impact on society.