MARCH 2014

BGRF announces the departure of businessman and philanthropist Timur Artemev due to the annual rotation of trustees

The Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF), a UK-based charity founded in 2007 to the support of ageing research to address the challenges of a rapidly ageing population, ameliorate the suffering of the elderly and to reduce the impact of disease on future generations, announces the departure of the prominent businessman and philanthropist Timur Artemev.

“We would like to thank Mr Artemev for his contributions to the BGRF. His generous donations supported the work of Professor Zhenyu Ju of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, Professor Lenhard Rudolph of the University of Ulm and Professor Evgeny Nudler of New York University, as well as other projects in ageing research. Timur has confirmed his intent to continue to support ageing research in the future,” said Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, Director of the BGRF.

Mr Artemev joined the trustee board of the BGRF in 2009 and actively participated in the organisation’s charitable activities, providing both support and guidance for several projects in biogerontology. As his farewell donation, Mr Artemev donated €6,500 to sponsor of the “International symposium on geroprotectors: practical applications of ageing research for drug discovery” forum, a part of MipTec 2014, Europe’s largest drug discovery conference in Basel, Switzerland, which runs September 23-24. The BGRF will help organise the symposium with a focus on ageing biomarkers, novel approaches to geroprotector screening and practical applications of ageing research.

The replacement trustee will be announced shortly. The current trustee team consists of David Chambers, MBA, LL.M; Joao Pedro Magalhaes, PhD and Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD.

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