Connecting Cutting Edge Capabilities in Ageing Research and Computational Medicine
Thursday 11 February 2020, 13:00 – 16:00 GMT
Due to success of modern evidence-based medicine, the aged population in the developed world is rising rapidly, and although more people live longer - a large part of these extra years are spent in poor health. Ageing is in and of itself not classified as a disease, but the underlying biological changes result in the increased risk of developing a complex plethora of morbidities. The advances in computational medicine have provided valuable tools to interrogate long-term biological events in novel areas such the influences of the microbiome and effects of ageing on neurodegeneration. Ageing is a multisystem disorder that cannot be studied in a vacuum as highlighted by an ever-increasing focus on the multimorbidities of ageing, underscoring the need for a ‘systems approach’ to find innovative solutions.