Dr Avi Roy PhD
Avi is the President of the Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF), a UK-based charity founded to support ageing research and address the challenges of a rapidly ageing population. Avi is an Oxford based biomedical scientist, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Translational Medicine at the University of Buckingham (BITM). Avi's research team at BITM explores the rejuvenation of human skin using small molecules, and identifies accurate biomarkers of aging. His research has resulted in an advanced protocol for screening drugs that have geroprotective properties, which has identified twelve novel geroprotective molecules. Avi and his team at the BGRF are building the open-access infrastructure required to accelerate the translation of regenerative medicine from bench to bedside.
2016 - Personalized Medicine is Great, but What About Personalized Health
Even with the advent of personalized or precision capabilities, today's medical philosophy favours a reactionary stance over a preventative one. As we begin to question what true health actually means, is the personalization of medicine really going to improve our quality of life or will it simply lead to greater efficiency in treating the symptoms without tackling the underlying cause of chronic diseases. We argue to look beyond adequate comparative health to real, unadulterated health and a personalized preventative and regenerative approach may offer us a suitable alternative to achieve this. This alternative should be a more well-rounded, holistic model which emphasises quality as well as quantity, at the expense of neither.