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The Genetics and Genomics of Human Lifespan
By Peter Joshi, Chancellor's fellow at University of Edinburgh
21st November 2019
About the speaker:
Peter Joshi is a Chancellor's fellow at University of Edinburgh. Having completed his PhD thesis on the benefits of genetic diversity in 2015, he is now a genomic researcher, leading a small lab focused on human lifespan and healthy ageing, working with very large datasets (eg ~1 million lives). He was previously a financial services executive and actuary specialising in life insurance and pensions, including roles at Tesco Bank, Standard Life Bank and as Standard Life's Appointed Actuary ~2003.
In this talk, Peter will go through recent developments in understanding DNA and his work on how it affects how long we live. He will then go on to discuss the potential implications for life and annuity underwriting.
Venue: Room 2002, Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ
Date: Thursday 21st November 2019
18:00 - 18:30 Registration
18:30 - 20:00 Presentation followed by Q&A
20:00 - 21:00 Networking over nibbles and drinks