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Analysis of Biological Aging - Online Course

A 3-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

Lauren Gaydosh
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Schedule: All sessions are held live via Zoom. All times are ET (New York time).

10:00am-12:30pm (convert to your local time)

Professor Gaydosh explores the measurement of biological aging in her post What’s My Age Again? A Population Perspective on Biological Aging on the Statistical Horizons blog.

Chronological time passes at the same pace for all of us. However, the rate at which our biology ages differs, with some aging biologically more slowly and others more rapidly. Biological aging refers to the gradual decline in integrity across biological systems that occurs with advancing chronological age, and is the cause of age-related chronic disease and disability. With advances in the collection of biological data, there are now many approaches to measuring biological age, including leading edge methods such as epigenetic clocks. The implementation of established methods for measuring and analyzing biological age is the focus of this course.

The goal of this seminar is to provide a thorough conceptual understanding of biological aging and the geroscience hypothesis (i.e., aging is the primary cause chronic diseases, and thus, targeting biological aging can delay or prevent a range of chronic diseases simultaneously). Additionally, the course will equip you with the technical skills to estimate and analyze biological aging. Topics covered include: identifying biomarkers of aging, using DNA methylation data to train machine learning algorithms to predict biological age, blood-protein based measures of biological age, innovations in the measurement of biological age using omics data, the management and manipulation of high-dimension omics datasets, and an overview of the key software tools and packages.

Starting March 14, we are offering this seminar as a 3-day synchronous*, livestream workshop held via the free video-conferencing software Zoom. Each day will consist of two lecture sessions which include hands-on exercises, separated by a 1-hour break. You are encouraged to join the lecture live, but will have the opportunity to view the recorded session later in the day if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

*We understand that finding time to participate in livestream courses can be difficult. If you prefer, you may take all or part of the course asynchronously. The video recordings will be made available within 24 hours of each session and will be accessible for four weeks after the seminar, meaning that you will get all of the class content and discussions even if you cannot participate synchronously. 

Closed captioning is available for all live and recorded sessions. Live captions can be translated to a variety of languages including Spanish, Korean, and Italian. For more information, click here.

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