Alcor Conference 2006 - Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D.
SENS: A Precursor to Cryonic Revival (36 min)

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Aubrey de Grey received his BA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, where he was formerly a research associate. He is chairman and chief science officer of the Methuselah Foundation and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research. His main research areas are the role and etiology of oxidative damage in mammalian aging, including both mitochondrial and extracellular free radical production and damage, and the design of interventions to reverse the age-related accumulation of oxidative and other damage. He is author of the book Ending Aging (2007) and subject of the British Channel 4 documentary Do You Want to Live Forever? (2007). He has developed a comprehensive plan, termed Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), which breaks down the aging problem into seven major classes of damage and identifies detailed approaches to addressing each one. Dr. de Grey's talk highlights how his proposed aging interventions closely parallel the molecular and cellular repairs that will be required to revive a well-vitrified cryonics patient.

Other videos from the 6th Alcor Conference 2006

  • Excerpts (14 minutes). Overview of the conference with short segments from various sections.
  • Ralph Merkle - Nanotechnology and Cryonics (25 minutes).
  • J. Storrs Hall - Cryonics: A Door into Summer (24 minutes).
  • David Friedman - If Life Were a Lot Longer: An Economist's View (26 minutes).
  • Aubrey de Grey - SENS: A Precursor to Cryonic Revival (36 minutes).
  • Brian Wowk - The Cryobiological Basis of Cryonics (42 minutes).