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The Genetics and Genomics of Human Lifespan

Thursday 21st November 2019, 18:00 - 21:00
Room 2002 Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row


Peter Joshi will go through recent developments in understanding DNA and his work on how it affects how long we live and go on to discuss the potential implications for life and annuity underwriting.

About the Speaker 

Peter Joshi is a Chancellor's fellow at University of Edinburgh. Having completed his PhD Thesis on the benefits of genetic diversity in 2015, he is now a genomic researcher, leading a small lab focused on human lifespan and healthy ageing, working with very large datasets (eg ~1 million lives). He was previously a financial services executive and actuary specialising in life insurance and pensions, including roles at Tesco Bank, Standard Life Bank and as Standard Life's Appointed Actuary ~2003.

18:00 - 18:30 Registration
18:30 - 20:00 Presentation and Q&A 
20:00 - 21:00 Networking and refreshments 

Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend this event, please email alumnievents@city.ac.uk.