2024 Systems Biology of Aging Workshop by ISB
Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT

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Workshop Overview

As the global population ages, understanding the mechanisms of aging has become an essential area of research with profound implications for healthcare, policy and quality of life. Aging is a complex process influenced by an intricate interplay of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. These factors exert their effects through various molecular mediators. With the rapid development of omics technologies, we now have the ability to measure comprehensive sets of omics data, including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and gut microbiomics. A key question in the field is how to effectively integrate and utilize this wealth of data to advance our understanding of aging processes and potentially inform interventions.

This free hands-on workshop will provide practical tools for performing multi-omic systems biology analyses. The intended audience is graduate students, postdocs, principal investigators, industry scientists, and educators.

Course Requirements

Course participants will need to register in order to receive a Zoom link and an invitation to the course's Discord channel. Lectures will be given in Zoom and real-time tutorials will be monitored by teaching assistants via Discord. Thus, participants will need to install both Zoom and Discord prior to the start of the course. Presentations and course materials can be accessed on the course's GitHub repository. Course presentations can be viewed on a web browser (smartphone-compatible). Course tutorials will be run in Jupyter notebooks within a cloud-based interactive computing platform. Participants are encouraged to develop a basic familiarity with Zoom, Discord, and Jupyter notebooks prior to the course. The course will assume some basic coding knowledge in R/Python — see additional resources below.

Additional Resources

Meet the Organizers

Alice Kane, PhD
Director & Facilitator
Ling/Obrzut Assistant Professor, ISB
Noa Rappaport, PhD
Director & Facilitator
Principal Scientist, ISB
Lance Pflieger, PhD
Visiting Scientist, ISB
Senior Data Scientist, Phenome Health
Max Robinson, PhD
Research Scientist, ISB
Alex Ralevski, PhD
Data Scientist, ISB
Kengo Watanabe, PhD
Teaching Assistant
Postdoctoral Fellow, ISB
Dantong Zhu, PhD
Teaching Assistant
Postdoctoral Fellow, ISB

Meet the Speakers

David Furman, PhD
Keynote Speaker
Associate Professor, Buck Institute
Jesse Poganik, PhD
Instructor in Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Cara Green, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Agenda: Thursday, May 9, 2024

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)
Time Talk Info Additional Materials
09:00 - 9:10 Introductory Remarks: Noa Rappaport, PhD Webinar via Zoom
09:10 - 9:40 Keynote Speaker: David Furman, PhD
Talk Title: Coming soon
Webinar via Zoom
9:40 - 9:45 Break Live chat and Q&A via Discord
9:45 - 11:15 Session 1: Multiomic Analysis of Frailty
Instructor: Lance Pflieger, PhD
Webinar via Zoom Slides coming soon

Notebook coming soon
11:15 - 11:30 Break Live chat and Q&A via Discord
11:30 - 1:00 Session 2: Longitudinal Trajectory Analysis
Instructor: Max Robinson, PhD
Webinar via Zoom Slides coming soon

Notebook coming soon
1:00 - 1:15 Break Live chat and Q&A via Discord
1:15 - 2:45 Session 3: Machine Learning Analysis
Instructor: Alex Ralevski, PhD
Webinar via Zoom Slides coming soon

Notebook coming soon
2:45 - 3:00 Break Live chat and Q&A via Discord
3:00 - 3:20 Speaker: Jesse Poganik, PhD
Talk Title: Biomarkers of aging and the dynamic nature of biological age
Webinar via Zoom
3:20 - 3:40 Speaker: Cara Green, PhD
Talk Title: Coming soon
Webinar via Zoom
4:00 - 4:05 Closing Remarks: Alice Kane, PhD Webinar via Zoom

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