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Systems Biology and Aging


Sunday July 26th evening - Informal Get-Together


Welcome Reception - 6:00-7:30 PM - Kiva C Room, Hotel Santa Fe
Please join a casual gathering starting at 6:00 pm in the Kiva C room. To encourage mingling we have arranged for some light hors d'oeuvres. Self-organize to venture out for a later meal.

Monday July 27th morning - Two overview talks


We will start off the first morning with an overview talk on systems biology and the role of theory and modeling. David Steinsaltz graciously agreed to get us thinking. We'll have another overview at the end of the Chalk Talk Marathon by Caleb Finch. Thanks Caleb!
08:00 - Departure from Hotel Santa Fe. Breakfast at SFI
09:00 - 09:20 Welcome by Geoffrey West, SFI President
09:20 - 09:40 Introductions
09:40 - 09:45 Roger Bingham (The Science Network)
09:45 - 10:35 Overview Talk 1 - Systems Biology and Aging - David Steinsaltz Media:Steinsaltz_review_theories_of_aging.pdf
10:35 - 11:15 Q&A Talk 1 - Systems Biology and Aging
11:15 - 11:35 Break
We ask every participant to give a 15-minute-or-less chalk talk defining a specific question or delineating a broader theme that lives at the intersection of systems biology and aging research. It is understood that "systems biology" and "aging research" have no solid definitional boundaries. The intent is to collectively place a few broad, provocative, ambitious, and sepculative brush strokes conjuring up a landscape. The chalk talks should be "big-picture", not necessarily about your recent research. This is not about results, this is about motivating questions and suggesting screaming riddles.
Please hold off substantive discussion to after the marathon on July 28th afternoon. Of course, ask clarificatory questions.
11:35 - 12:35 Chalk Talk Marathon [slots 1-4]
1 George E Taffet, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Houston, TX
2 Andrew Yates, Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
3 Howard Bergman, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
4 David Steinsaltz, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Oxford
12:40 - 14:00 Food ad lib

Monday July 27th afternoon - Chalk talk marathon


Please hold off substantive discussion to after the marathon on July 28th afternoon. Of course, ask clarificatory questions.
14:00 - 15:30 Chalk Talk Marathon [slots 5-10]
5 Thomas B Kirkwood, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
6 Daniel E Promislow, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
7 Andres Kriete, Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Philadelphia, PA
8 Andrzej J Bartke, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Springfield, IL
9 Nir J Barzilai, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Department of Medicine, Bronx, NY
10 Michael R Rose, University of California, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, Irvine, CA
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Chalk Talk Marathon [slots 11-14]
11 Aviv Bergman (o), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Computational and Systems Biology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
12 Geoffrey B West (o), Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
13 Walter Fontana (o), Harvard Medical School, Department of Systems Biology, Boston, MA
14 Konstantin Khrapko, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA
17:30 Departure for the hotel

Monday July 27th evening - Group dinner


18:30 - 20:30 PM - The Railyard Restaurant

Tuesday July 28th morning - Chalk talk marathon (cnt'd)


08:00 - Departure from Hotel Santa Fe. Breakfast at SFI
09:00 - 10:30 Chalk Talk Marathon [slots 15-20]
15 Eugenia Wang, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Louisville, KY
16 Lewis A Lipsitz, Hebrew Rehab Center for Aged Research and Training Institute, Division of Gerontology, Boston, MA
17 François Taddei, INSERM University Paris 5 Medical School, Medical and Evolutionary Molecular Genetics, Paris, France
18 Eric Smith, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
10:00 - 10:30 Break
After a flurry of topics and ideas, the second overview talk will provide some background against which to start the discussion of the chalk talks.
10:30 - 11:20 Overview Talk 2 - The Biology of Aging - Caleb Finch
11:20 - 12:00 Q&A Talk 2 - The Biology of Aging
12:00 - 14:00 Food ad lib

Tuesday July 28th afternoon - Discussion


We will next try to identify the landscape that was painted during the chalk talk marathon. We will connect the dots, interpolate, and identify theme clusters.
14:00 - 14:15 Anna McCormick (NIA)
14:15 - 17:30 Discussion of Chalk Talk Marathon (with breaks)
17:30 Departure for the hotel
Free evening

Wednesday July 29th: morning - The future


We will integrate, synthesize and summarize. What is next? How do we proceed from here? Are there any clusters of emergent collaboration? Are there any combinations of skill sets to sink into a specific problem? What are new themes, potential projects? How can we work with the NIA and various foundations to turn seeds into bigger things?
08:00 - Departure from Hotel Santa Fe. Breakfast at SFI
09:00 - 10:30 Discusion
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 Lunch and free-wheeling afternoon