Dr. Rattan awarded Honorary Doctorate05/10/2010
Dr Suresh Rattan has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from The Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology).
Dr. Rattan was awarded the Honorary Doctorate for “… his fruitful research and training in the field of biology of ageing, as well as his outstanding contribution to dissemination of scientific knowledge in basic gerontology…”.
Suresh Rattan (born 1955, Amritsar, India) has a PhD (1982) from the Medical Research Council (UK), and a Doctor of Science (dr.scient., 1995), from Aarhus University, in the field of biogerontology. Since 1984 at Aarhus University, he has been studying the molecular basis of human ageing in skin and bone cells in vitro, with respect to the synthesis, modifications and turnover of proteins. He is the discoverer of the anti-ageing effects of kinetin and zeatin on human skin cells, which are used globally as components of various skin care products. He is also one of the pioneers in the development and application of the idea of mild stress-induced hormesis as an effective anti-ageing strategy.
Suresh Rattan is much involved in the public communication of the scientific understanding of ageing, health and longevity through general lectures and popular scientific writings, including books for children. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of an international peer reviewed research journal BIOGERONTOLOGY, and is the current secretary of the biological section of the International Association of Gerontology (European Region).