• MRC-PHE Training Programme Annual Meeting
    Dr. Fred Piel Centre Training Programme Coordinator; Alison Gowers, PHE; Juan Pablo Orjuela, Imperial College London; Diana Silva, ERG, King's College London; Areti Boulieri, EBS, Imperial College London & others - please see agenda listing.
    25 Jan, 2017
    King's College London
    Rooms 1.12, 1.11 & 1.13,
    Waterloo Campus, King's College London Franklin Wilkins Building 150 Stamford Street
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
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    Lunch Room: 1.21

    Presentations Room: 1.11

    Posters & Refreshments Room: 1.13


    12.00-13.00                 Lunch available in Room 1.21

                                      Session 1: Chaired by tbc, Room 1.11

    13:00 - 13:10               Introduction from Dr Fred Piel, Centre Training Programme Coordinator

    13:10 – 13:50              Title tbc

                                     Alison Gowers, Air Pollution and Climate Change Group, Public Health England

    13:50 – 14:05             Results from air pollution exposure and physical activity measures in three European cities 

                                    Juan Pablo Orjuela, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London

    14:05 - 14.20             Personalised air quality data gathered through community-based projects as a tool for communicating air pollution as a public health risk Community Based                                                 Participatory Research (CBPR)
                                    Diana Silva, Environmental Research Group, King’s College London                               

    14:20 - 14:35            A Bayesian detection model for chronic disease surveillance: application to COPD hospitalisation data
                                   Areti Boulieri, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial

    14:35 – 14:50           Title tbc

                                  Nuria Camiña Garcia, Environmental Research Group, King’s College London

    14:50 - 15:30           Tea and coffee break, poster session, Room 1.13  

    Session 2: Chaired by tbc

    15:30 – 15:45         Developing new laboratory methods for identifying important airborne proteins
                                 Mary Brian, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London   

    15:45 - 16.00         Characterising the metabolic phenotype of HELIX cohort children
                                Alexandros Siskos, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London

    16.00 - 16.15         Definition of high resolution air temperature data in Italy using satellite data, land-use data and observed meteorological data.
                                Francesca De'Donato, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London

    16.15 - 16.35         Acceptability and usability of novel technologies to assess environmental exposure during pregnancy
                                Artemis Doutsi, Environmental Research Group, King’s College London

    16.35 - 17.15        Public led, expert fed; how to engage early and address what people are thinking
                               Emily Jesper, Head of Partnerships and Governance, Sense About Science

    17.15 - 17.20       Closing comments & prizes

    17.20                  Drinks reception, Room 1.13  

     Followed by Researchers’ Society pub trip to The Understudy at the National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX (https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/your-visit/food-and-drink/the-understudy)


  • The Global Health Forum
    Professor Debbie Jarvis
    19 Jan, 2017
    Imperial College London
    Anthony de Rothschild LT, Medical School Building, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington
    United Kingdom
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    The Monthly Global Health Forum on Seasonality & Health 

    When: Thursday 19th January 2017 from 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Where: Anthony de Rothschild LT, Medical School Building, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington

    IGHI’s monthly Global Health Forum provides a platform to bring together Imperial researchers, students, and staff from across all of Imperial’s Faculties to highlight, discuss and disseminate findings on current research and innovations on relevant global health topics. The Forums encourage interdisciplinary discussions with the intention that they will foster inter-Faculty research initiatives and leverage the immense strengths of Imperial College to resolve global health priorities of the early 21st Century.

    Seasonal patterns have a significant impact on our health. Many health problems are directly related to climate change. Infectious diseases and respiratory illnesses including asthma continue to affect the day-to-day lives of individuals. This month’s Global Health Forum highlights the importance of seasons on our health.  

    Speakers include: 

    • Professor Deborah Jarvis, Professor of Public Health, National Heart and Lung Institute: 'Seasonal asthma'
    • Dr Samir Bhatt, Lecturer in Geostatistics, School of Public Health: ‘Mapping malaria endemicity’
    • Dr Tini Garske, Lecturer in Infectious Disease Analysis, School of Public Health: 'Environmental drivers of yellow fever transmission in Africa' 
    • Robbie M. Parks, Research Postgraduate, School of Public Health: ‘Characterising the seasonal dynamics of mortality’

    The event takes place from 3:30pm in the Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre within the Medical School Building at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington (marked at number 5 on this map) and will conclude with a Q & A panel discussion.

    Register via Eventbrite here. Please note that tickets will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis so book now to avoid disappointment.  



  • Annual workshop on "Statistical Methods for Postgenomic Data"
    12 Jan, 2017 to 13 Jan, 2017
    Statistical Methods for Post Genomic Data (SMPGD)
    Imperial College London
    St. Mary's Campus
    Norfolk Place
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
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    At St Mary's we will be hosting the annual workshop "Statistical Methods for Postgenomic Data" (SMPGD 2017) on the 12th and 13th January 2017.

    The four main topics discussed in this meeting are:

        * Big data in biology, medicine and health, and precision medicine

        * Bayesian biostatistics and machine learning in bioinformatics

        * Computational molecular epidemiology

        * Systems biology, networks, and evolutionary models


    There are 12 invited speakers, and also 12 slots for contributed talks.  In addition there will be poster presentations.  We expect around 100-120 participants.

    The conference is free of charge but registration is mandatory.  Deadline to submit contributions is 25th November 2016.

    For more details & registration etc pease click on this link

    Keynote speakers:

        * Theme 1:Neil Lawrence (Amazon UK Research Lab, Cambridge, and University of Sheffield)
        * Theme 2:Pierre Alquier (ENSAE ParisTech, Paris)
        * Theme 3:Roel Vermeulen (University of Utrecht)
        * Theme 4:Benno Schwikowski (Institut Pasteur, Paris)

    Deadline for submitting contributions (talks and posters): 25 November 2016
    Author notification: 5 December 2016
    Deadline to register (participation only): 16 December 2016