Longevity Society

An academic society focused on promoting techniques to combat the diseases of ageing.

The Heriot-Watt Longevity Society is an academic society focused on promoting and following the science tackling one of the greatest causes of suffering in the world today: age related diseases.

Pioneered by an ever-growing list of organisations like SENS Foundation, the Buck Institute, Calico Life Sciences, and university labs in Stanford, Harvard and more, modern techniques are targeting the mechanisms underlying all age-related diseases: the ageing process itself.

The Longevity Society is open to all interested in gerontology, the societal implications of ageing (or indeed no ageing), or any of the techniques focused on combating ageing, from biochemistry, artificial intelligence, nutritional science or anything else! One of the key goals of this society is to bring together students from all fields under a common goal.

Our activities include:

  • Regular study sessions in the Learning Commons at 2-3PM Wednesdays!
  • Discussion about the state of the field and opportunities in industry!
  • Active networking assistance from the President! 

We are also currently looking for committee members, such as:

  • Biology Specialist
  • Computational Specialist (Partially filled by President)
  • Social Media Manager
  • Treasurer

If you have any other skills you think might make you a valuable committee member, please feel free to email the President (dpw2000@hw.ac.uk) or bring it up on the discord!

We are most active on discord and it is where I have compiled a resource list, so I would encourage you to join!

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/heriot-watt-longevity-society/

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