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Tom Kirkwood is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Institute of Ageing and Health at the University of Newcastle, and Director of the BBSRC Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition.

He was educated in biology and mathematics at Cambridge and Oxford. He worked at the National Institute for Medical Research before becoming Professor of Biological Gerontology at the University of Manchester.

His research is focused on the basic science of ageing and on understanding how genes as well as non-genetic factors, such as nutrition, influence longevity and health in old age.

He is European President (Biology) of the International Association of Gerontology. He chaired the UK Foresight Task Force on 'Healthcare and Older People' and was Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee inquiry into 'scientific aspects of ageing'.

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