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Rejuvenation Res. 2012 Dec;15(6):631-41. doi: 10.1089/rej.2012.1360. Epub 2012 Nov 19.

Systems biology and bioinformatics in aging research: a workshop report.

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  • 1Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research, Department of Medicine, Rostock University, Germany.


In an "aging society," health span extension is most important. As in 2010, talks in this series of meetings in Rostock-Warnemünde demonstrated that aging is an apparently very complex process, where computational work is most useful for gaining insights and to find interventions that counter aging and prevent or counteract aging-related diseases. The specific topics of this year's meeting entitled, "RoSyBA: Rostock Symposium on Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in Ageing Research," were primarily related to "Cancer and Aging" and also had a focus on work funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The next meeting in the series, scheduled for September 20-21, 2013, will focus on the use of ontologies for computational research into aging, stem cells, and cancer. Promoting knowledge formalization is also at the core of the set of proposed action items concluding this report.

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