Prof. Frank Madeo

Scientific Founder

Frank Madeo is Professor in the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at University of Graz, Austria. The laboratory of Dr. Madeo is known for elucidating the fundamental mechanisms of cell death and aging in yeast. Current research interests include autophagy in yeast and mammalian cells and using flies as a model of aging and human disease. The Madeo laboratory also identified the polyamine spermidine as a novel geroprotector that extends health-span across model organisms. He was awarded the Seneca Medal for Aging Research, is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology, and was Editor-in-Chief of Microbial Cell. Dr. Madeo and Guido Kroemer have been long-time collaborators, publishing over 100 high impact articles together. Dr. Madeo received his PhD with first class honors from the University of Tübingen.