2016-06

  • 39th Annual UKEMS (UK Environmental Mutagenesis Society) conference
    Various
    26 Jun, 2016 to 29 Jun, 2016
    Franklin-Wilkins Building
    King's College London
    Stamford Road
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
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    39th Annual UKEMS conference held at Kings College London between Sunday 26th June – Wed 29th June 2016. EXPOsOMICS is a sponsor of the UKEMS conference with a dedicated session to highlight achievement of the project.

     

    The 39th Annual UKEMS conference to be held at Kings College London is now fast approaching and will be held on Sunday 26th June until Wednesday 29th June. Full details of the conference can be found at the website www.ukems2016.org including a detailed programme of the conference. See list of invited speakers below.

     

    The deadline date for Abstract submission is Friday 22nd April 2016.

     

    UKEMS traditionally makes every effort to keep the registration fees for the annual conference as low as possible and promotes Young Scientist and New Investigators to showcase their work by short oral presentations or the poster sessions. Please encourage your PhD students to participate. Registration fee for PhD students is only £150 for the full conference.

     

    Keynote Lectures:
    Sir Michael Stratton, Hinxton
    Alan Lehmann, Brighton
    Jos Kleinjans, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    UK Molecular Epidemiology Group Session – Exposomics:
    Paolo Vineis, London
    Nicole Probsch-Hensch, Basel, Switzerland
    George Preston, London
    John Gulliver, London
    Augustin Scalbert, Lyon, France
    Christina Villanueva, Barcelona, Spain

    Causes of Mutational Signatures:
    Peter Campbell, Hinxton
    Steve Jackson, Cambridge
    Bettina Meier, Dundee
    Serena Nik-Zainal, Cambridge
    Jill Kucab, London

    Particle-induced Lung Inflammation and Genotoxicity
    Frank Kelly, London
    Martin Leonard, Harwell
    Ian Jarvis, London
    Ian Mudway, London
    Chang Guo, Harwell
    Terry Tetley, London
    Andrew Thorley, London

    Transgenic Mouse Models to Elucidate Pathways of Mutagenicity and Carcinogenicity:
    Paul White, Ottawa, Canada
    Mirjam Luijten, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Volker Arlt, London

    Risk Assessment and Regulatory Decision-making Based in Quantitative Analysis of Genetic Toxicology:
    Wout Slob, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    George Johnson, Swansea
    James Harvey, Herts

    UK Industrial Genotoxicity Group Session:
    Vasily Dobrovolsky, Jefferson, USA
    Ann Doherty, Cambridge
    Paul Fowler, Sharnbrook
    Carol Beevers, Harrogate

  • Life Bank - interactive science Exhibition
    24 Jun, 2016
    Shepherd's Hall
    St Thomas' Hospital
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London
    SE1 7EH
    United Kingdom
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    Want to learn more about how your lifestyle and environment can affect your health through fun interactive activities?

    This event will help you to understand what small changes you can make that can make a big change on your own health and the environment too!

    You will have the chance to:

    • Test your own lung function,
    • Make your own microplastic-free cosmetics,
    • Find out how you could be breathing more clean air with our air pollution wheel amongst many more activities.

    Scientists from the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health will be on hand to offer expert advice and answer your questions. 

    The event takes place at Shepherd's Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, on Friday 24 June 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

    Free drinks and refreshments will be available, but please register using Eventbrite to help us with catering numbers.

    This event is part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research, which takes place from 18-26 June 20016 and involves MRC-funded research establishments showcasing and discussing their work through events and activities around the UK. More information on the festival, and other events taking place around the UK, can be found on the MRC website.

  • Environment and Health Question Time
    20 Jun, 2016
    Lecture Theatre B5
    King's College London
    Franklin-Wilkins Building
    Stamford Street
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
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    Join us for a "Question Time" style panel discussion on the theme of Environment and Health.

    The event will be chaired by Sile Lane, Director of Campaigns and Policy at Sense About Science

     Featuring speakers from:

    • The Green Party
    • The Policy Institute at King’s
    • ClientEarth
    • Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants  

    Questions from the audience are welcome, please email questions the panel to e.hayes@imperial.ac.uk

    The event will take place on Monday 20 June 2016 from 19:00 - 20:30 at the King's College Waterloo Campus.

    Refreshments will be available, but please register using Eventbrite to help us with catering numbers.

    This event is part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research, which takes place from 18-26 June 20016 and involves MRC-funded research establishments showcasing and discussing their work through events and activities around the UK. More information on the festival, and other events taking place around the UK, can be found on the MRC website.

  • Centre's ISAB Meeting
    01 Jun, 2016 to 02 Jun, 2016
    Imperial College
    St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place
    Norfolk Place
    Paddington, London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
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    The MRC-PHE Centre’s Annual Scientific Meeting is open to everyone and is aimed at showcasing the work of the various research groups within the Centre to the Scientific Advisory Board and representatives of the Centre’s funders, the Medical Research Council and Public Health England. It is also a good opportunity to network with other Centre colleagues.

    It is particularly important this year as we approach the Centre’s Interim Review with the funders this coming autumn.

    The meeting is taking place over two days and includes Presentation Sessions, Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture by Professor Duncan Thomas of USC and a Poster Session.

    So be sure to come and support your colleagues who will be presenting their work.
     

    Here is an OUTLINE of DAY 2 SESSIONS:

    Thursday 2 June 2016

    09.30 Tea and coffee available

    10.00-12.30 Presentations

    12.30-14.00 Posters and Lunch

     

    A full Programme for the two days will follow soon.
    We hope to see you there.

    Best wishes,

    Paul Elliott, Frank Kelly and Liz Hayes

     

    Paul Elliott

    Director

     

    Frank Kelly

    Deputy Director

     

    Elizabeth Hayes

    Scientific Manager

  • MRC-PHE Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture 2016
    Professor Duncan Thomas
    01 Jun, 2016
    Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine Building
    St Mary's campus Norfolk Place
    London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
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    MRC-PHE Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture 2016

    17:00 - 18:00 Wednesday 1st June 2016

    Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Faculty of Medicine Building,

    Imperial College London, St Mary's campus, Norfolk Place, Paddington, London W2 1PG

    We are pleased to welcome Professor Duncan Thomas as our Speaker

    Professor of Preventive  Medicineand the Verna R. Richter Chair in  Cancer Research at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

    Professor Thomas will speak on ""Environmental health and primary prevention in a high-dimensional world: the utility of precision medicine, the exposome, and integrative -omics."

    The Lecture will be followed by an informal drinks reception at 18:00h.

    This is an open event and all are welcome to join.

     

    ABSTRACT

    The current enthusiasm for “personalized medicine” is primarily directed at developing genetically targeted treatments, particularly for cancer.  While the idea also has potential relevance for prevention, the current planning documents pay only lip service to this possibility.  So what is the potential of genetic targeting of high-risk individuals for prevention programs?  For this, it is helpful to review the basic ideas laid out by Rose thirty years ago.  I begin by discussing the inherently counter-factual nature of prevention research and describe potential applications and limitations of modern causal inference techniques.  This approach for population-wide primary prevention is illustrated with examples from air pollution regulation, firearm legislations, tobacco control, and, for genetic targeting, with examples from smoking cessation and colorectal cancer screening.  Finally, I discuss opportunities and challenges in exploiting high-dimensional -omics technologies for studying the mediation of environmental influences on disease through the exposome and microbiome.

    SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

    See http://profiles.sc-ctsi.org/duncan.thomas 

     

    FAQs

     

    Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

    External visitors should report to the front security desk, ground floor, Faculty of Medicine Building for a visitor's pass.

     

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    Nearest tube stations are Paddingon and Edgware Road. Please use public transport to reach venue as there is extremely limited parking on meter on South Wharf Road. No on campus car parking.

     

    • WHEN
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    • Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre - Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine Building, St Mary's campus Norfolk Place, London , W2 1PG - View Map