Edouard Debonneuil (France, Paris)
Edouard has been a Founding Member of the International Longevity Alliance, and then served as an ILA Board Member on behalf of French NGO “Longevite&Sante”. Former epidemiology and biology of aging researcher at UCLA,the Pasteur Institute and Inserm, then life actuary specialised in biometric risks. President of the French branch (“Longévité Santé”). Member of Heales (Healthy Life Extension Society), European NGO based in Brussels. Strong supporter of GRG and Longecity. Co-author of a book called “Longevity Risk”. Key vision: mouse lifespan tests and human statistics to find out what prolongs life and health.
Edouard organized and worked as Head of R&D/Innovation in AXA Global Life, which provided grants to many researchers studying aging.
Edouard prioritized mouse lifespan testing within ILA, and founded the Major Mouse Testing Program. As a result he helped to organize the first mouse studies in MMTP. (In 2015 Steve Hill assumed leadership of the MMTP and with his team successfully crowdfunded a large research project in collaboration with Dr.Alexandra Stolzing at Leipzig University).