Professor Joao Pedro De Magalhaes is a Portuguese scientist, futurist, and entrepreneur. His work focuses on studying the ageing process and how we can manipulate it to fend off age-related diseases and improve human health. The goal of his work is to help understand the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of ageing. In the long term, he would like his work to help ameliorate age-related diseases and preserve health. Following training at Harvard Medical School, he established a lab at the University of Liverpool in England where he studies ageing and longevity.