The inaugural Systems Aging Gordon Research Conference (GRC) will be held at Mount Snow (West Dover, Vermont, USA) on May 31 - June 5, 2020. The conference program is set around the theme of "Systemic Processes, Omics Approaches and Biomarkers in Aging". Aging is a complex and multifactorial process characterized by decreased function that is thought to be a side-effect of metabolism. Until recently, quantification of this process was not possible, but everything has changed several years ago, when the first reliable aging biomarkers and other innovative tools have been developed. Since then, the field has expanded, with many exciting advances involving quantitative and whole-organismal approaches to aging and age-related diseases. This includes the development of robust aging clocks and clinical biomarkers, advances in systemic rejuvenation, comparative and multi-omics approaches, applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence, better understanding of the molecular basis of aging, identification of longevity interventions in model organisms that may soon be translated to humans, and other advances. The talks and posters will accordingly reflect this diversity of this area. We hope Systems Aging meeting will help integrate and cross-pollinate recent advances, while bringing together established and junior scientists in the setting that stimulates thorough discussion and free exchange of ideas. The program will include speakers from diverse fields who are united in their pursuit of pioneering aging research. Additional talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. The 2020 Systems Biology GRC will set the stage for subsequent meetings and future development of this field, with the idea to ultimately help delay and reverse aging and age-related pathology.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Delaying and Reversing Aging
- Whole Organism Approaches and Rejuvenation
- Genomics of Aging
- Epigenetic Biomarkers of Aging
- Clinical and Molecular Biomarkers of Aging
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- Aging as a Systemic Process
- Comparative Genomics of Aging
- Fundamental Bases of Aging