In silico approaches and the role of ontologies in aging research

Rejuvenation Res. 2013 Dec;16(6):540-6. doi: 10.1089/rej.2013.1517.


The 2013 Rostock Symposium on Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in Aging Research was again dedicated to dissecting the aging process using in silico means. A particular focus was on ontologies, because these are a key technology to systematically integrate heterogeneous information about the aging process. Related topics were databases and data integration. Other talks tackled modeling issues and applications, the latter including talks focused on marker development and cellular stress as well as on diseases, in particular on diseases of kidney and skin.

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology*
  • Biomedical Research*
  • Computer Simulation*
  • Database Management Systems
  • Humans
  • Systems Integration