Ilia Stambler, PhD, is the Chief Science Officer and Chairman of Vetek (Seniority) Association – the Movement for Longevity and Quality of Life, Israel (http://www.longevityisrael.org/). He is a fellow at the Department of Science, Technology and Society, Bar Ilan University, Israel.
He received his PhD at the Department of Science, Technology and Society, Bar Ilan University. His thesis explored the “History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century” which resulted in an encompassing compendium on the history of aging and longevity research (http://www.longevityhistory.com/).
His research has focused on the historical and social implications of aging and longevity research, including ethical, policy and regulatory implications. He has also been involved in mathematical modeling of aging and aging-related diseases, utilizing information-theoretical measures, with high impact publications. He has established the “Quantified Longevity Guide” commitment at the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (EIP-AHA). He is the author of the books “A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century” and “Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives” (www.longevityhistory.com) and over 60 academic papers (journal articles and book chapters) including in Progress in Neurobiology, Aging and Disease, Cancer Detection and Prevention, Rejuvenation Research, Current Aging Science, Global Aging, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, Frontiers in Genetics, Geroscience, The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging, Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology, and other scientific journals and books. He has been an invited speaker in over 50 academic conferences, over half of which he co-organized and/or co-chaired.
He is actively involved in advocacy for aging and longevity research, serving as an executive committee member of the International Society on Aging and Disease (ISOAD http://www.isoad.org/) and International Longevity Alliance (ILA http://www.longevityalliance.org; www.longevityforall.org), fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET https://ieet.org/), scientific committee member of the European Society of Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine (ESAAM https://esaam.global/), trustee and director at the Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF https://www.bg-rf.org/), fellow and policy director at the Global Healthspan Policy Institute (GHPI https://healthspanpolicy.org/), and active in other organizations for healthy longevity research and advocacy. He has initiated and organized the international advocacy and educational campaign for aging and longevity research – the “Longevity Day and Month” with events organized since 2013 in dozens of countries. He is the author and active promoter of the section on “Enhancing research, development and education for healthy longevity and prevention of aging-related diseases” as a part of the Israel National Masterplan on Aging published by Knesset in 2019. He played an active part in the campaign for the inclusion of aging into the WHO work program in 2017, and other advocacy and educational campaigns for healthy longevity research, development and application.