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Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics
in Medicine and Ageing Research

Workshop on
Bioinformatics
in Ageing Research

4./5.May 2010
Yachthafen Hohe Düne, Rostock

Sponsors


The workshop is kindly sponsored by Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis, and supported by the Department of
Medicine and the Department of Aging Science and Humanities, Univ. Rostock.

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You are kindly invited to the first Workshop on **Bioinformatics in Ageing Research** on 4.5./5.5.2010 in Rostock,

Tuesday 16h - Wednesday 19h. Workshop website:

http://139.30.163.40/workshop_2010
Flyer: http://139.30.163.40/workshop_2010_flyer_v4.pdf

The workshop includes the 'official' inauguration of the restructured and renamed
Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research -- IBIMA in the Department of Medicine, Univ. Rostock.

Registration fee:
Late registration (after April 19, until May 3): * For at most 9 Rostock Scientists: 0 EUR. Call 0381 494 7361 (8-11, 12-14h) to reserve your place, on a first-come, first-served basis.
* 75 EUR for graduate students.
* 150 EUR for academia & industry.
Late registration is expensive because the room had to be selected by size and the food be ordered until April 19.
Onsite registration is NOT possible.

Registration is simply by email: just send the following information to bioinfo@med.uni-rostock.de.
+ Name and Institution (as it shall appear on the badge)
+ Status: [ ] Academia/Industry, or [ ] Graduate Student, or [ ] Member of an Academic Institution in Rostock ("Rostock Scientist").
+ Whether you plan to attend [ ] Tuesday, [ ] Wednesday, [ ] Both days.
Confirmation will be sent by email within 3 working days.
** You will then be given information about the mode of payment; registration is not completed without payment (Rostock Scientists just need to wait for confirmation of their registration). Do NOT book travel / accomodation without confirmation and payment. **

Venue: Yachthafen Hohe Düne, www.hohe-duene.de.

Background: Evidence is accumulating that the first genuine anti-ageing interventions (e.g. approved pharmaceutical, nutriceutical & stem-cell-based therapies) may become available within the next decade. Model organism data, next-generation sequencing & other advances trigger a need for large-scale data analysis. The workshop convenes leading experts to present the state-of-the art & to talk about upcoming tasks & challenges in the bioinformatics & systems biology of ageing-related data.

Program

Tuesday May 4

16:00-16:10 Opening
16:10-17:00 Günter Lepperdinger: Age-dependent and age-independent measures of fitness: what to learn from human primary mesenchymal stem cells
17:00-17:30 Alexandra Stolzing, Jörg Galle: Mesenchymal stem cell heterogeneity and aging
17:30-18:15 James Adjaye: Stem cells, tissue homeostasis and ageing
18:30-19:00 Niels Grabe: A Systems Biological Approach for Researching Stromal Aging
19:00-19:20 Michael Greeff: Semantic text mining in the analysis of neurodegenerative diseases
19:20-19:40 Daniel A. Levitis: The declining opportunity for mutational action with increasing age
19:40-19:50 Attila Altiner: Anti-ageing medicine from a General Practitioners perspective: The prevention of cardiovascular disease

Wednesday May 5

9:20- 9:30 Announcements
9:30-10:15 Joao Pedro de Magalhaes: Bioinformatics, systems biology and aging: navigating the new oceans of data to discover the Fountain of Youth
10:15-10:45 Julio Vera: Investigating the molecular basis of the Cancer/Aging link through Systems Biology
10:45-11:05 Andreas Höflich: Mouse models for the study of longevity: complex trait or monogenetic origin?
11:30-12:15 Almut Nebel, David Ellinghaus: High-throughput studies and bioinformatic analysis to tackle the genetics of human longevity
12:15-12:45 Axel Kowald: The use of quantitative as well as qualitative models for investigating the aging process
12:45-13:05 Robi Tacutu: The Longevity and Disease Networks: searching for new pro-longevity targets
14:30-15:15 Aubrey de Grey: Design for a knowledge base of causal interactions between aspects of aging and therapies to combat it
15:15-15:45 Georg Fuellen: The human preventome and the need to condense lots of information into simple hypotheses
15:45-16:05 Stefan Schuster: Use of Metabolic Pathway Analysis in Biochemical Research Related to Ageing
16:30-17:15 Anil Wipat: The Centre for the Integrative and Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition (CISBAN) and In-silico approaches to ageing research
17:15-17:45 Jürgen Sühnel: JenAge - The Jena Centre for Systems Biology of Ageing
17:45-18:05 Greg Tyrelle: DNage- A Systems Biology Approach to Translation of Aging Research into Medicine for Premature Aging Disease
18:05-19:00 (Panel) Discussion



More information about the speakers:

Dr. James Adjaye Molecular Embryology and Aging group, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany.
http://www.molgen.mpg.de/~molemb/
Title: "Stem cells, tissue homeostasis and ageing"

Dr. Attila Altiner http://allgemeinmedizin.med.uni-rostock.de/
Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Rostock
Title: "Anti-ageing medicine from a General Practitioners perspective: The prevention of cardiovascular disease"

Dr. Georg Fuellen http://139.30.163.40/
Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research Department of Medicine, Rostock University
Title: "The human preventome and the need to condense lots of information into simple hypotheses"

Dr. Niels Grabe http://tiga.uni-hd.de
Hamamatsu TIGA Center (BIOQUANT) and Medical Systems Biology Group
Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, University Hospital Heidelberg
Title: "A Systems Biological Approach for Researching Stromal Aging"

Dr. Michael Greeff http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/mips/
Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München
German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany
Title: "Semantic text mining in the analysis of neurodegenerative diseases"

Dr. Aubrey de Grey http://www.sens.org/
SENS Foundation, UK
Title: "Design for a knowledge base of causal interactions between aspects of aging and therapies to combat it"

Dr. Andreas Höflich http://www1.fbn-dummerstorf.de/en/Forschung/Tierbasis/Maushaus/index.htm
Research Division Genetics and Biometry, Leibnitz-Institute of Farm Animal Biology, Rostock
Title: "Mouse models for the study of longevity: complex trait or monogenetic origin?"

Dr. Axel Kowald http://jaguar.biologie.hu-berlin.de/~kowald/
Theoretical Biophysics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Title: "The use of quantitative as well as qualitative models for investigating the aging process."

Dr. Günter Lepperdinger http://www.iba.oeaw.ac.at/index.php
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Biomedical Aging Research, Innsbruck, Austria
Title: "Age-dependent and age-independent measures of fitness: what to learn from human primary mesenchymal stem cells"

Dr. Daniel A. Levitis http://www.demogr.mpg.de/en/staff/levitis/default.htm
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Laboratory of Evolutionary Biodemography
Title: "The declining opportunity for mutational action with increasing age"

Dr. Joao Pedro de Magalhaes http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~aging/
Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group
School of Biological Sciences
University of Liverpool, UK
Title: "Bioinformatics, systems biology and aging: navigating the new oceans of data to discover the Fountain of Youth"

Dr. Almut Nebel http://www.zmb.uni-kiel.de/institute/ikmb/nebelkontakt
Research Group for Healthy Ageing
Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
Title: "High-throughput studies and bioinformatic analysis to tackle the genetics of human longevity"

Dr. Stefan Schuster http://pinguin.biologie.uni-jena.de/bioinformatik/en/
Department of Bioinformatics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Title: "Use of Metabolic Pathway Analysis in Biochemical Research Related to Ageing"

Dr. Alexandra Stolzing http://www.izi.fraunhofer.de/izi_stammzellbiologie.html?&L=1
Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration Group
Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Leipzig, Germany
Title: "Mesenchymal stem cell heterogeneity and aging"

Dr. Jürgen Sühnel http://www.fli-leibniz.de/groups/suehnel_en.php
Research Group Biocomputing
Leibniz-Institute for Ageing Research - Fritz-Lipmann-Institut e.V. (FLI), Jena
Title: "JenAge - The Jena Centre for Systems Biology of Ageing"

Robi Tacutu http://netage-project.org/?page_id=31
The Shraga Segal Dep. of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Multidisciplinary Research on Aging, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Title: "The Longevity and Disease Networks: searching for new pro-longevity targets"

Dr. Greg Tyrelle http://www.dnage.nl
DNage B.V (at ErasmusMC), Rotterdam
Title: "DNage- A Systems Biology Approach to Translation of Aging Research into Medicine for Premature Aging Disease"

Dr. Julio Vera http://www.sbi.uni-rostock.de/people_gonzales.html
Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Group, University of Rostock, Germany
Title: "Investigating the molecular basis of the Cancer/Aging link through Systems Biology"

Dr. Anil Wipat http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/people/anil.wipat
Newcastle Centre for the Integrative and Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition (CISBAN)
School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK
Title: "The Centre for the Integrative and Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition (CISBAN) and In-silico approaches to ageing research"