Professor João Pedro de Magalhães

Harvard-trained Prof de Magalhães, PhD, leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group at the University of Liverpool. He has published over 100 scientific articles and his research on genetics, ageing and longevity has widely been featured in scientific magazines (Science, Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist, etc.).

Prof de Magalhaes has a long-term interest in technological trends and their future impact on society. His work on predicting how technology will shape the human condition has been published in magazines such as Futures and The Futurist, and in newspapers like The Independent.

Professor João Pedro de Magalhães

Educational background

Prof de Magalhaes graduated in Microbiology, has a PhD in cell senescence, trained in Genetics at Harvard Medical School.

Academic experience

Professor at the University of Liverpool with over 100 scientific articles in top journals (Science, Nature- and Cell-family and PNAS).

Prolific writer

In addition to academic publications, Prof de Magalhaes also writes popular science articles, .

Experienced speaker

Over 100 invited talks in international conferences, three TEDx talks, and seminars in various institutions, including companies (e.g., Google's Calico).

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Clients in


Prof de Magalhaes works with the world's top universities (Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge) and scientists.



Experience working with and advising government fundings bodies (UKRI, NIH, EC) and policy makers.

Small and big


Consultant for numerous companies, from small biotech startups to large multinationals (e.g., Aviva, Allianz).


and hospitals

Prof de Magalhaes provides scientific expertise to hospitals and health providers.


& charities

Scientific advisor to various nonprofit foundations and charities.


and VC funds

Due diligence and advice for investors and venture capital investment funds, investment assessment.



Providing investor education, guidance for entrepreneurs, scientific advice for amateurs, etc.

Media work

Prof de Magalhaes makes regular media appearances (BBC, CNN, Time magazine, Forbes, the Washington Post, the Financial Times and many others)

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