Scientific Advisory Board

PROPAG-AGEING project will make use of external scientific advisors whom are not members or collaborators of the Consortium. The advisors will be invited to attend meetings and will help to guide research directions and discuss results and other issues arising during the course of the project. Their role is to analyse the annual report and progress of project through presentations given by members of PROPAG-AGEING and to offer independent, impartial advice on potential areas for improvement and new avenues to explore. Issues that will concern the Scientific Advisors include project development, ethics, technology development, societal impact, scientific projecting etc.

The members described below compose the Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Albanese Alberto: Professor of Neurology and Neurology Unit Director at Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano (Milan). He has outstanding expertise in the field of neurological motor disorders and he has published over 200 publications, including more than 150 scientific papers on indexed journals and several chapters on multi-authored books.
  • Gene Bowman: Head of Nutrition and Brain Health, at the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Lausanne, Switzerland.  He has outstanding expertise in the field of neurodegenerative disease, with particular regard to age related cognitive impairment and how nutrition and metabolism influence cognitive and motor function.  He has applied data driven methods to model blood and CSF based biomarkers to help illuminate the natural history of pathological versus healthy brain aging.  He is a clinical nutrition/metabolism and neurodegenerative disease specialist with molecular epidemiology and clinical trial experience.  He also holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA.
  • Efstathios S. Gonos: Director of Research at the Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece. He has great expertise in research on ageing mechanisms, in particular regarding the identification of genetic and environmental factors that are linked to human aging and longevity.
  • Tony Wyss-Coray: is a Professor of Neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine and a senior research career scientist at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System (USA). His most recent studies, based on heterochronic parabiosis experiments in rodents, show that systemic circulatory factors can modulate neurogenesis, neuroinflammation and cognitive function in mice and that factors from young mice can rejuvenate the aging brain, therefore supporting the propagation hypothesis of ageing which is at the basis of PROPAG-AGEING project.