Joao Pedro de Megalhaes, Ph.D.

Dr. de Magalhaes graduated in Microbiology in 1999 from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia , Portugal, and obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University of Namur, Belgium. Following a postdoc with genomics pioneer Professor George Church at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, in 2008 Dr de Magalhaes was recruited to the University of Liverpool in the UK to develop his own group on genomic approaches to aging.

Now a senior lecturer, Dr de Magalhaes leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group which focuses on understanding the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of aging. His research team are world-leaders in employing genomics and bioinformatics to study aging with pioneering work in studying gene networks of aging and in sequencing and analyzing genomes from long-lived species.