Morten Scheibye-Knudsen received his MD/ PhD from the University of Copenhagen. After working as a physician in Denmark and Greenland he joined the National Institutes of Health - USA, where his research focused on the basic mechanisms of aging. He received several competitive awards for his work. In 2015 he was recruited to start his own laboratory at the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen - Denmark, where he now continues his research as an associate professor focusing on the basic biological processes of aging and age-associated disease. His research aim is to understanding the physiological consequences of DNA damage in the context of aging. His work has been published in the very best journals in the world and he has co-authored several books. He has founded several companies, one of which is the largest recruiter of volunteers for clinical trials in Denmark. His goal, to allow everyone to live healthier and longer lives.