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Kris Verburgh

General Partner & Head of Science, BOLD Longevity Growth Fund
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Area of Expertise
    Biotechnology, Governance, Wellbeing
  • Type

Kris Verburgh, born in 1986, is a distinguished medical doctor who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He currently serves as a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA) at the Free University Brussels (VUB) and is a valuable member of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group at the same institution. Dr. Verburgh's research encompasses diverse fields including aging, nutrition, metabolism, preventive medicine and health.Notably, he pioneered the field of 'nutrigerontology,' a groundbreaking discipline focused on exploring how nutrition impacts the aging process and associated diseases. Dr. Verburgh's intellectual curiosity extends beyond medicine; he has a profound interest in evolution, life's origins and complexity, as well as neuroscience, including topics like consciousness, neurotheology, neuroesthetics, theory of mind and the roots of creativity.Remarkably accomplished, Dr. Verburgh authored three science books by the age of 25. His debut book, written at 16, earned him recognition as Europe's youngest author of a science book and a nomination for the Eureka Science Prize. His subsequent works, including a book at 21 that delves into the philosophical queries about life's origins, human nature and consciousness, have garnered multiple reprints and nominations.Dr. Verburgh's third book, "The Food Hourglass," tackles his keen interest in the aging process. Drawing on the latest scientific findings, he elucidates how different dietary choices and patterns can influence the pace of aging. This work earned him a nomination as one of the Most Important Persons of the Year. Dr. Verburgh is also an active contributor to newspapers, radio and television, and frequently delivers insightful lectures on topics spanning medicine, health, aging and science.


The Future of Health and Longevity, and How to Reverse Aging