• Researchers' Society Christmas Gala with Nick Molden (Emissions Analytics)
    Nick Molden (Emissions Analytics)
    06 Dec, 2017
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    Room G.73
    King's College London
    Franklin-Wilkins Building
    Stamford Street
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom

    This year’s Researchers’ Society Christmas Gala will feature an industry perspective - 'Why keeping diesel cars on the road could be the best solution to the air quality crisis' - from Nick Molden (Emissions Analytics).

    Join us on Wednesday the 6th of December, as Nick will discuss:

    • A career path in industry;
    • The origin of the current air quality crisis;
    • Failure of regulation and government policy;
    • How independent research was required to identify the problem;
    • Can diesels be clean?
    • The public and private cost of solving air quality;
    • Pros and cons of electric vehicles;
    • Why technology neutrality is important;
    • What would an optimal outcome look like?

    There will be a festive wine reception and an opportunity for networking after.

    The event is free to attend but please register via Eventbrite to let us know numbers.

    Nick founded Emissions Analytics in 2011 in order to understand real-world fuel economy and emissions from vehicles. The concept was to find a way to characterise vehicles in a relatively short test, and be able to conduct a large number of comparable tests.

    The solution was to use Portable Emissions Measurement Systems to source real on-road raw data efficiently across many vehicles. This database is now a platform for analysing and modelling this data, from which are created the EQUA Air Quality Index in Europe and Real MPG in the USA, as well as extensive testing of heavy and light duty commercial vehicles.

    Nick is a specialist in data analytics, particularly in the automotive market, through his prior work at Oxford Indices Ltd, a data specialist, United Business plc and Haymarket Media Group. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, with an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.


  • SEGEG-Centre joint meeting: Omics Analyses for Understanding Complex Disease Aetiology
    29 Nov, 2017
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    Anthony de Rothschild LT
    Imperial College London-
    Medical School building, St Mary’s campus (Paddington)
    Norfolk Place
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom

    The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College is organizing the next South of England Genetic Epidemiology Group (SEGEG) meeting jointly with the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, to be held on Wednesday 29th November 2017 from 13:00-17:00 at Imperial’s St Mary’s campus (Paddington). The meeting is entitled: “Omics Analyses for Understanding Complex Disease Aetiology”.

    The event is free to attend, but please register via Eventbrite to give us an idea of numbers.


    Preliminary schedule is as follow (please note that there may be slight changes in the final schedule):

    • Reception & Welcome 
    • Professor Jonathan Mill - (Epi)genomic trajectories to complex disease: integrating genetics, development and the environment
    • Professor Gunter Schumann - Developing Predictors and Neurobehavioural Phenotypes for Externalising Disorders using Neuroimaging and Omics
    • Coffee Break
    • Dr Borbala Mifsud - Epigenomics in Understanding the Effect of Non-coding Variants
    • Dr Raha Pazoki - Genetic Predisposition to High Blood Pressure and Lifestyle Factors: Associations with Midlife Blood Pressure Levels and Cardiovascular Events