November 1st 2017

November 1, 2017

SRF Adds New Reward Drawings to 2017 Year-End Campaign

We would like to thank everyone who has donated so far to our year-end campaign. In just over two weeks, we have raised $37,803! This is a great start, but we still have a long way to go before reaching the $250,000 goal, and we are counting on you to help us get there. 
To help encourage you, we have decided to add monthly drawings to our campaign. On November 30th and December 31st, we will be drawing two winners from among all the donors who gave during that month. In each of these monthly drawings, one donor will receive a new long sleeve SENS t-shirt (pictured below), and the other will receive a polo shirt in their size. 

Also, on Giving Tuesday, we will be drawing three winners from among everyone who donates that day to receive exclusive SRF gift packs. Each gift pack will include a long sleeve t-shirt, a polo shirt, an SRF notebook and pen, and a signed copy of Ending Aging. Please mark your calendars - Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017, and it's a great day to commit your support to helping SRF in our fight to cure age-related disease. 

So if you are as determined as we are to alleviate the grave human costs and suffering from conditions like cancer, Alzheimer's, atherosclerosis, and other age-related health problems, go to SRF's donate page today. Thank you so much. 

CLSI and SRF Meet To Advance Rejuvenation Biotech Industry

In September, California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) members and supporters, SENS Research Foundation (SRF) major donors, and other leaders from our biotech community met in San Francisco for an evening of insight and networking opportunities. The California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) supports California’s leadership in life sciences innovation through its entrepreneurship, education and career development programs. CLSI’s FAST (Fellows All-Star Team) Accelerator provides select entrepreneurs with intensive team review and coaching to perfect their business model, product development plans, and to build a compelling commercialization strategy. Since participating in the program, the 42 FAST companies have raised over $240 million and created 183 new jobs, more than doubling their workforce. Fourteen of these companies have secured Series A investments, 6 have concluded strategic partnerships and 3 have successfully exited.

Photo: Researchers Judith Campisi, Matthew O'Connor, and David Spiegel presenting at the CLSI-SRF event

To leverage the opportunities presented at this unique point in the emergence of the rejuvenation biotech industry, CLSI and SRF brought together a selection of recent FAST companies with a rejuvenation biotechnology focus, and SRF translational research projects that will become the rejuvenation biotech companies of tomorrow. The focus of the program was to highlight and share information about and between key players poised to directly impact the direction and growth of these companies and the healthcare industry. 

SRF Summer Scholars Program Update

The 2017 SRF Summer Scholars Program culminated this year with our undergraduate researchers gathering at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine to summarize the results of their summer projects. The Summer Scholars and mentors also attended the Meeting on the Mesa Scientific Symposium at the Salk Institute. Pictured are 2017 Summer Scholars listening to former Summer Scholar Celine-Lea Halioua-Haubold, now pursuing a DPhil at the University of Oxford, present her poster. Go now to the 2018 Summer Scholars information page to learn more about the research opportunities being offered for 2018. Online applications will be available on December 1, 2017 and applications will be accepted until February 5, 2018.

Our Summer Scholars Program is made possible by our donors' generous support. Please consider donating today to help support our 2018 student researchers.​

Undoing Aging 2018: Call for Poster Submissions

The 2018 Undoing Aging Conference will include poster sessions on the first two evenings. In addition, a small number of posters will be selected for oral presentation; those selected should also prepare a poster. Poster topics should lie within the scope of the conference: scientific/medical research contributing to the eventual postponement of age-related decline in health, with an emphasis on measures that repair damage rather than slowing its creation.

Poster submissions are due on January 15, 2018. To submit your poster, please visit the Abstracts page on the Undoing Aging website.

SRF Named "2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits 

SENS Research Foundation has been named a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits! Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your stories and provide ratings of our work.

Where in the World is Aubrey de Grey?

Dr. Aubrey de Grey will be speaking at the following events:

Where: Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland
When: November 16, 2017

The Swiss Innovation Forum is a national platform for promoting creativity, design and innovation. To dream, to imagine, to be lost in thought and forget the everyday world: this year's event is being held under the claim of "DREAM" and will show how innovative business ideas can originate from visions and dreams. Dr. Aubrey de Grey will be delivering a keynote presentation at 9 AM.

Where: Miami, Florida, USA
When: December 3, 2017

The IFATS annual symposium is the premier international meeting dedicated to exchanging the most up-to-date information on basic, translational and clinical aspects of adipose-derived products, including adipose-derived stem cells (ASC). No other meeting covers this fascinating and topical area of science with greater breadth and depth. 



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