The Second Cyprus Symposium 'Pathways to Indefinite Lifespans'

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The Second Cyprus Symposium 'Pathways to Indefinite Lifespans'
The Second Cyprus Symposium 'Pathways to Indefinite Lifespans'
Place University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Date(s) 24 May 2014
Type of participants Experts from across the world
Number of participants ca 25
Total Duration 1 day
Link(s) Download the program of the 2nd Symposium Pathways to Indefinite Lifespans



The ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans and the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute in association with the University of Nicosia, are co-organising the second Cyprus symposium 'Pathways to Indefinite Lifespans'.

The first such symposium, titled, Pathways to indefinite lifespans took place in May 2013 and it is specifically aimed at the virtual eradication of age-related degenerative pathologies.

The purpose of the symposium is:

  • To study any mechanisms, including non-biomedical ones that may be useful in eliminating the process of ageing in humans
  • To exchange ideas and theories on this subject
  • To explore new methods, and suggest suitable therapies for the total elimination of age related pathologies, and for achieving radical life-span extension.

The content and scope of the meeting is necessarily experimental and, at times, speculative, but it intends to set the scene in the field of radical life extension. We are not merely concerned with living a healthy life up to the age of 100-110 years, but we aim to study novel approaches which may eliminate the process of human ageing completely.

This ground-breaking meeting is regarded as a milestone by many expert scientists worldwide. It expands on biological approaches and discusses diverse subjects such as cybernetics, systems theory, systems biology and biotechnology, digital hyperconnectivity, information theory and entropy, reproduction and evolution, conflict resolution, universal co-operation, and similar.

The meeting will take place at the Newton Amphitheatre of the University of Nicosia, on Saturday 24 May 2014.

Programme (all times are local to Nicosia, Cyprus)

09 00 Marios Kyriazis, Introduction and setting the scene
09 30 Yiannis Laouris, (Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute): Cybernetic concepts
10 00 Prodromos Philippou (Consultant Urological Surgeon Apollonion Private Hospital): Hypogonadism and fertility
10 30 Atanu Chatterjee (Researcher, Complex Systems, Indian Institute of Technology): Self-organising systems, emergence
11 00 Kostandinos Voskarides (Molecular Medicine Research Center, University of Cyprus): Genetic elements in human evolution
11 30 Αndreas Pitsillides (Professor of Computer Science, University of Cyprus): Internet of Things
12 00 Discussion
12 30 Lunch Break (sponsored by International Antiaging Systems)
14 00 Shima Beigi (Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol): Complex Adaptive Technical and Social Systems
14 30 Kyriakos Felekkis (Department of Life & Health Sciences, University of Nicosia) Small non-coding RNAs (microRNAs) in Ageing
15 00 Franco Cortese (Research Scientist, ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans): Induced Cell Turnover
15 30 Joshua Mitteldorf (Evolutionary Biologist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Evolution in Ecosystems
16 00 Cadell Last (Evolutionary Scientist, The Global Brain Institute): The end of biological reproduction
16 30 Discussion
17 00 Close

Information: Dr Marios Kyriazis drmarios AT live.it, or Dr Yiannis Laouris laouris AT cnti.org.cy The presented papers and summary of discussion will be published in a mainstream peer-reviewed online publication.