Alfredo Franco-Obregon

Alfredo Franco-Obregon – associate Professor, National University Hospital Singapore, Department of Surgery, NUHS Sports, Head of BioIonic Currents Electromagnetic Pulsing Systems (BICEPS) Laboratory.

Alfredo Franco-Obregón approaches regenerative medicine from a biophysical perspective, as an alternative to more conventional drug-based approaches. This endeavour began at University of California studying the biophysics of muscle loss and later continued at the University of Seville (Spain), the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and the ETH Zürich, where he founded the Rehabilitation and Regenerative Strategies group, aimed at developing technologies to maintain muscle mass during manned space flight. He currently heads the BICEPS (BioIonic Currents Electromagnetic Pulsing Systems) laboratory at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he continues to develop strategies to postpone age- and disease-related muscle loss.