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The Fifth Symposium on 'Pathways to Indefinite Lifespans

Larnaka, Cyprus - Saturday 27 May 2017

Sponsored by International Antiaging Systems

Place: House of Letters and Arts (near the Sun Hall Hotel Phinicoudes), Larnaka, Cyprus
Date: Saturday 27 May 2017, 09.30 -14.00 (Cyprus time zone)
Who is it for: anyone with a scientific background, who shares our philosophy

Description: Fine tuning of the mechanisms that can lead to radical life extension. The concept is now taking a clear shape and it is becoming clearer that human evolution, if subjected to an increasingly technological environment, will lead to the abolition of the process of ageing.

This meeting will be available live online:
It will be recorded and made available to the public. Organised by the ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans and the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute. It is sponsored by International Antiaging Systems (

The program
09.15 Registration
09.30 Introduction, Marios Kyriazis and Yiannis Laouris
09.40 Ageing and Hormesis, Prof. Suresh Rattan, Aarhus University, Denmark
10.10 Digital Technology as a Hormetic Stimulus, Elisavet Kiourti, University of Cyprus
10.40 DNA Repair Genes and Ageing-related Diseases, Konstandinos Voskarides, University of Cyprus, Department of Biological Sciences
11.10 Break
11.20 Senior TV and Technology use by Older People, Aliki Economidou, Project coordinator, Future Worlds Center
11.50 Marina Polycarpou. Title TBC. Gerontologist, Materia Group
12.20 Chariklia Tziraki/Dr Kyriakos Adamou TBC
12.45 Discussion and lunch
14.00 Close


The Fourth Symposium on 'Pathways to indefinite Lifespans' has takenplace in Larnaca, Cyprus on Saturday 21 May 2016.


The Third Symposium on Pathways to Indefinite Lifespans

Organised by the ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, and the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute

Where:The House of Arts and Literature, Larnaca, Cyprus

When: Saturday 23 May 2015 from 0900 am to 5 pm local time

How: A combination of oral and remote online presentations

What: We will discuss biomedical and non-biomedical ways of abolishing ageing. Our aim is to discuss any ideas, hypotheses and suggestions regarding the total elimination of ageing and age-dependent degenerative pathology.

We will also celebrate a symbolic event, the 170th anniversary of the birth of the Russian/Ukranian scientist Elie Metchnikoff, who first used the term 'gerontology'. The celebrations will involve events at the Symposium and during the week preceding it.

The meeting is generously sponsored by

International Antiaging Systems

Programme 23 May 2015- (all timings are local)

09.00 Registration (free)

09.15 Introduction Marios Kyriazis, Yiannis Laouris, VIP

10.00 John Stewart, Melbourne, Australia: Intentional evolutionaries and the direction of evolution, (remote presentation)

10.20 Ilia Stambler, Bar Ilan University, Israel: The relation of Longevity Research and General Medicine - an Historical Overview

10.50 Alessandra Swiny, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Nicosia: Emergency Architecture. Design for ageing populations.

11.20 Manolis Stavrou, University of Cyprus: on Epigenetic regulation

11.50 Paul Mason, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Australia: Another stage of development: the vital role of degeneracy in healthy ageing (remote presentation)

12.10 Discussion

12.30-13.30 Lunch break. Free lunch sponsored by International Antiaging Systems Ltd

13.30 Fofi Constantinidou, Center for Applied Neurosciences, University of Cyprus: Clinical cognitive neuroscience in ageing humans

14.00 Ioannis Lestas University of Cambridge: Control of large scale systems, gene regulatory networks

14.30 Luis Ramos, University of St Catarina, Brazil: Internet use improves survival in older adults (remote presentation)

15.00 Chariklia Tziraki, Eco Culture Medicine, Israel: Social Genomics

15.30 Discussion panel

16.00 conclusion

For more details contact Marios Kyriazis email:

or Ilia Stambler,

or Yiannis Laouris


The presentation slides of the Second Symposium 'Pathways to Indefinite Lifespans now available here (you may need to log in with your own details):

This has been organised by the ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, and the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, in association with the University of Nicosia School of Life and Health Sciences, on 24 May 2014.

Programme of the 2014 Symposium

09 00 Marios Kyriazis, Introduction and setting the scene

09 30 Yiannis Laouris (Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute): Cybernetic concepts

10 00 Prodromos Philippou (Consultant Urological Surgeon, Apollonion Private Hospital): Hypogonadism and fertility

10 30 Atanu Chatterjee (Researcher, Complex Systems, Indian Institute of Technology): Self-organising systems, emergence

11 00 Kostandinos Voskarides (Molecular Medicine Research Center, University of Cyprus): Genetic elements in human evolution

11 30 ?ndreas Pitsillides (Professor of Computer Science, University of Cyprus): Internet of Things

12 00 Discussion

12 30 Lunch Break (sponsored by International Antiaging Systems)

14 00 Shima Beigi (Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol): Complex Adaptive Technical and Social Systems

14 30 Kyriakos Felekkis (Department of Life & Health Sciences, University of Nicosia) Small non-coding RNAs (microRNAs) in Ageing

15 00 Franco Cortese (Research Scientist, ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans): Induced Cell Turnover

15 30 Joshua Mitteldorf (Evolutionary Biologist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Evolution in Ecosystems

16 00 Cadell Last (Evolutionary Scientist, The Global Brain Institute): The end of biological reproduction

16 30 Discussion

17 00 Close