The Fountain of Youth?

Stanford professor and TED speaker Tony Wyss-Coray presents groundbreaking research on blood and aging.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, California 94111 United States


February 17, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


Free for Swiss Alumni, $10 for public

What if scientific discovery could mimic the fountain of youth? At this event, University of Bern alumni and Stanford Professor of Neurology Tony Wyss-Coray will present his groundbreaking research on neurodegeneration and how scientific innovation could change the way humans age.

In his remarkable 2014 study, Wyss-Coray found that transferring blood from young mice to older mice reversed cognitive deterioration in the older mice, increasing their ability to remember and learn.

This event is free for Swiss Alumni based in the Bay Area. A limited number of paid public tickets are available. Special guests include students from the School of Management and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD).


6:00 doors open
6:30 presentation and Q&A
7:30 networking
9:00 end


Tony Wyss-Coray

Tony Wyss-Coray is a professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University, the Co-Director of the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and a Senior Research Career Scientist at the Palo Alto VA. His lab studies brain aging and neurodegeneration with a focus on age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. The Wyss-Coray research team is following up on earlier discoveries which showed circulatory blood factors can modulate brain structure and function and factors from young organisms can rejuvenate old brains. These findings were voted 2nd place Breakthrough of the Year in 2014 by Science Magazine and presented in talks at Global TED, the World Economic Forum, Google Zeitgeist, and Tencent’s WE Summit in China. Wyss-Coray is the co-founder of Alkahest, a company developing plasma-based therapies to counter age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Image: Lucas Cranach, “Der Jungbrunnen,” Gemäldegalerie Berlin. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Photo Wyss-Coray courtesy Stanford University.