‘Translating discoveries’: Global ageing expert to reveal progress being made to extend health span – Growth Asia Summit – FoodNavigator-Asia.com

The three day event will take place at the iconic Marina Bay Sands venue from 11-13 October​.

It will feature extensive expert insights from a raft of big-name brands, leading academics, policy experts, and the most innovative suppliers, all focusing on the region with biggest growth potential for food, beverage, supplements, functional products and nutrition – Asia.

The 2022 face-to-face summit will feature:

  • Day one dedicated to Healthy Ageing,​ incorporating our long-standing Healthy Ageing APAC Summit​, in a region where 1.3bn people will be over the age of 60 by 2050.
  • Day two will be dedicated to Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Microbiome,​ incorporating our established Probiota Asia​ summit, as we connect the worlds of business and science in these fascinating, and booming, categories.

  • And day three will be dedicated to Protein​, incorporating our Protein Vision​ event, as we shine the spotlight on one of the fastest-growing categories, plant-based protein, as well as detailing the latest innovation in the emerging cultivated product space, and of course the traditional meat, dairy and seafood sectors.

Today we can reveal that Dr Brian Kennedy, Director of the Centre for Healthy Longevity, National University Health System (Singapore), will deliver a keynote talk titled: ‘Translating discoveries: How substantial progress is being made to delay human ageing and extend health span.’

His synopisis states: “The World is rapidly ageing, leading to an increase in a range of chronic diseases and enhanced susceptibility to infectious diseases such as Covid-19. In the last few decades, substantial progress has been made toward understanding the molecular events that precipitate ageing and interventions have been developed to slow or reverse the process. This talk will outline the most promising interventions, the new biomarkers that attempt to measure biologic age and the strategies to validate both interventions and biomarkers in humans. The longevity field is rapidly growing and it is possible that the deficits of aging may be delayed or even reversed in the near future.”

Key takeaways will include

  • Biological ageing is driven by progressive disruption of a network that maintains systemic homeostasis, ultimately leading to a dramatic increase in the onset of chronic diseases and a loss of resiliency
  • How effective biomarkers to measure the rate of biological aging have emerged.
  • The range of longevity interventions that have the potential to extend human healthspan. These may effectively prevent chronic disease onset, susceptibility to infectious diseases and functional decline that accompanies ageing

Brian is internationally recognised for his research in the basic biology of ageing and as a visionary committed to translating research discoveries into new ways of detecting, delaying, preventing and treating human ageing and associated diseases. He is a Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry and Physiology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University Singapore and serves as Director of the Centre for Healthy Longevity at the National University Health System, the Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme, and the Asian Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality. 

Brian was the President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing, and he maintained a professorship there through to 2020. Brian has an adjunct appointment at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington, where he was a faculty member from 2001 to 2010. In addition, he is also actively involved with a number of Biotechnology companies and serves as a Co-Editor-In-Chief at Aging Cell. Finally, Brian has a track record of interaction in China, where he was a Visiting Professor at the Aging Research Institute at Guangdong Medical College from 2009 to 2014. His Ph.D. was performed in the laboratory of Leonard Guarente at M.I.T., where he published the first paper linking Sirtuins to ageing.

The full list of confirmed speakers is:

  • Gerben Kamps, Head of Global Business Development of Seafood Alternatives,  Thai Union Group
  • Mimi Kumar, Director Product Development, International, Blackmores
  • Dr. Zhanyou Yun, Assistant President, Yili
  • Laurent Stévenart, Singapore and UAE Country Manager, Impossible Foods
  • Dr Sunny Wong, Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
  • Angela Brady, External Innovation & Partnering Director, and Regina Karim, MD, Senior Global Science Communication and Claims Manager, H&H Group (parent company of Biostime and Swisse)
  • Dr Daisuke Fujiwara, General Manager, Health Science Department, Kirin Holdings
  • Dr Shao Quan Liu, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS), Food Science and Technology
  • Aaron Yeo, Director of Operations, GOOD Meat 
  • Dr Shan May Yong, Principal Scientist, Bioefficacy and Bioactive Discovery, Brands Suntory
  • Professor Brian Kennedy, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Alicia Ng, Vice President and Head of R&D for Wider Asia, GSK Consumer Healthcare
  • Jesse Gu, Head of Sales and Marketing, BYHEALTH International
  • Carrie Chan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Avant
  • Evan Hayes, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Factors Group
  • Dr Saishreyas Sundarajoo, Head of Clinical Affairs, AMiLi
  • Nathan Cheong, CEO, Melrose Health
  • Dr Roberto Grau, Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Molecular Biology Laboratory, Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas (CONICET), Argentina
  • Sanghyun Lim, Principal Researcher, Cell Biotech
  • Tony Hunter, Global Strategic Foresight Consultant, Food Scientist and Speaker, Food Futurist
  • Dr Dai Chen, Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS) and CTO Probicient

We will also be hosting a condensed digital event, consisting of three 90-minute broadcasts on the same topics the following week, from 18-20 October.

Throughout both events, FoodNavigator-Asia.com​ and NutraIngredients-Asia.com​ will help you understand how the industry can best navigate the region’s highly diverse consumer, regulatory, cultural and economic landscape in order to reap the substantial rewards on offer.

Gary Scattergood, Editor-in-Chief of both titles and Regional Head: APAC at publisher William Reed’s Global Brands division, said: “We are delighted to be able to return to live events here in Singapore, home to our regional HQ, and are thrilled with the stellar line-up of industry experts who will be sharing their insights.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to our summit as we showcase the huge potential for growth across the Healthy Ageing, Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Microbiome, and Protein sectors here in Asia.”

Register as a delegate today.

We also have extensive sponsorship opportunities for innovative brands to partner with us to showcase their solutions across the Healthy Ageing category, Probiotics, Prebiotics and Microbiome space, and the Protein sectors. For more information, contact Sueann.peh@wrbm.com

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