Mountain View, CA / Berlin, Germany
We are happy to announce Dr. Steve Horvath as a speaker for the 2020 Undoing Aging Conference.
Steve is Professor at the Human Genetics and Biostatistics David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles , CA, USA
Dr. Horvath's research lies at the intersection of aging research, epidemiology, chronic diseases, epigenetics, genetics, and systems biology. He works on all aspects of biomarker development with a particular focus on genomic biomarkers of aging. He developed a highly accurate multi-tissue biomarker of aging known as the epigenetic clock.
Dr. Horvath developed systems biologic approaches such as weighted gene co-expression network analysis which lend themselves for integrating gene genomic data sets. These methods have been used for a broad spectrum of age related diseases including neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease. Dr. Horvath received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1995 and a Doctorate of Science in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2000.
"We are living in exciting times. Several treatments appear to reverse epigenetic aging", says Dr. Horvath.
“It’s a huge honor to welcome Steve to Berlin for Undoing Aging 2020. Steve was one of the first to develop an epigenetic clock of human aging, as a set of locations on our genomes whose proportion of methylation changes at a remarkably uniform rate with age. These clocks are potentially invaluable for allowing anti-aging therapies to be tested much more rapidly than is otherwise possible”, says Aubrey de Grey.