Prof. Dr. Joao Pedro de Magalhaes


Dr. Joao Pedro de Magalhaes is a professor in Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group, University of Liverpool, UK

Academic Education

Prof. de Magalhaes graduated in Microbiology in 1999 from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia in his hometown of Porto, Portugal, and then obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University of Namur in Belgium. Following a postdoc with genomics  pioneer Prof. George Church at Harvard Medical School, in 2008 Prof. de Magalhaes was recruited to the University of Liverpool where he leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group (

Research activities

His lab studies the ageing process and how we can manipulate it to fend off age-related diseases and improve human health.


Prof. de Magalhaes has authored over 100 publications and given over 100 invited talks, including three TEDx talks. In addition, he has a long-term interest in technological trends and their future impact on society.