Prof. Dr.Sc. Suresh Rattan


Dr. Suresh Rattan, Ph.D., D.Sc., is Professor Emeritus of Biogerontology at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Research activities

His research areas and expertise include ageing of human cells and application of the concept of mild stress-induced hormesis as a modulator of ageing. He is the recipient of the Lord Cohen Medal in Gerontology from the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA), and an Honorary Doctorate from the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (St. Petersburg branch). He is the discoverer of the healthy-ageing effects of kinetin and zeatin.


He has published more than 250 scientific articles, and has edited/co-edited 15 books, including books for children, general public and research scientists. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Biogerontology – an international peer reviewed journal published by Springer-Nature. He is an exceptionally talented speaker and communicator. He is the present Chairman of the Biological Section of the European Region of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG-ER).