Newsletter Fall 2017 note from the CEO

Dear Friends of Kinexum,


Welcome to our Fall Kinexum Newsletter.   We hope you find our articles interesting reading.  If you have follow on questions, please feel free to contact the authors at their indicated email addresses.


We also want to remind you about two upcoming conferences.  A Kinexum team will attend the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting in Lisbon September 11-15, 2015,  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to make an appointment to speak to a Kinexum team member during EASD.


In addition, Kinexum Executive Chairman Zan Fleming, Stanford professor Larry Steinman and UK healthcare think tank CEO Julia Manning will co-chair a unique and important conference in London October 30-31, 2017, The World Congress on Targeting Metabesity,  Metabesity2017 aims to serve as a call to action and generate a road map for a tractable “moonshot” program to extend healthy aging.


Scientific evidence has been accumulating over recent decades that major non-communicable diseases of aging (such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer) may have common metabolic roots, and thus may be susceptible to common solutions. 


The congress will assemble world-renown scientists with their peers in policy, industry, government and other disciplines to map a way forward that will involve innovative, large-scale coordination between the public and private sectors, and will have other major medical, policy and ethical ramifications.


Confirmed speakers to date include 

  • Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford and a member of the Board of Directors of Roche
  • Lars Fugger, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neuroimmunology at Oxford and a member of the Board of the Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Tomas Olssen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology at the Karolinska Institute and Chair of the Nobel Assembly that selects the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology
  • Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • Professor Sue Hill, England’s Chief Scientific Officer
  • Stephanie Tilenius, CEO of Vida, formerly with Kleiner Perkins, Google and PayPal

The hope of the co-chairs is that Metabesity could become a 'Davos-like' annual gathering that will build upon the call to action and road map to actual implementation of scientific knowledge through public and private policies to help people live longer, healthier lives.


If you are interested in attending Metabesity, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a code for a 15% discount off the conference fee as a friend of Kinexum.  Hope to see you in Lisbon or London this fall!


Best wishes,


Thomas Seoh

Kinexum President & Chief Executive Officer