2018-09

  • Studentship Opportunities within the MRC Centre
    09 Sep, 2018
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    Please click here to view the variuos studentships within the MRC Centre, which are available at present. 

    Some Studentships listed commencing as early as September 2018.  

  • Our Air, Your Health at the ICE Engineering Late
    22 Jun, 2018 to 30 Jun, 2018
    Institution of Civil Engineers
    One Great George Street
    Westminster
    London
    SW1P 3AA
    United Kingdom
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    As part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research for 2018, the Centre is taking part in the Institution of Chemical Engineers Engineering Late. 

    Join us for an exciting evening exploring how our complex capital works.  Hear the latest on air pollution in our cities, how it affects our health, and what we can do about it.

    The ICE Engineering lates takes place on Friday 22 June 2018, from 18:00 to 22:00, at the prestigious home of civil engineering, One Great George Street, Westminster, SW1P 3AA. Nearest tube stations are Westminster (Exit 6) and St James's Park, full directions are available here.

    For more information and to book a place go to https://www.ice.org.uk/events/engineering-late-london 

  • ISAB Distinguished Guest Speaker event: 29th May, 2018. Dr Michele La Merrill
    Dr Michele La Merrill
    29 May, 2018
    Dr Michele La Merrill
    UC Davis
    St Mary's Campus, Imperial College London Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre 210, Level 2, Faculty of Medicine Building, St Mary's Campus. Imperial College London.
    London
    W21NY
    United Kingdom
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    Dr Michele La Merrill will be the 2018 ISAB's Distinguished Guest Speaker, presenting on the below title.

    Title: “Impaired thermogenesis as a mechanism that leads to obesity”

    Abstract: The causes of obesity are often conceived as limited to an imbalance in energy consumption and expenditure related to food intake and physical activity. Evidence from a variety of obesity risk factors indicates that their common underlying mechanism is impaired thermogenesis which contributes to decreased energy expenditure. The human evidence supporting genetic, pharmacologic and environmental chemicals which increase risk of obesity will be introduced.

    The role of impaired thermogenesis in obesity risk caused by these representative obesity risk factors will be surveyed. It is evident that impaired thermogenesis underlies the consistent association between obesity and the FTO gene, atypical antipsychotics, and the pesticide DDT.

    Please select the link if you would like further information, or to register for free. 

     

  • Researchers' Society Christmas Gala with Nick Molden (Emissions Analytics)
    Nick Molden (Emissions Analytics)
    06 Dec, 2017
    Room G.73
    King's College London
    Franklin-Wilkins Building
    Stamford Street
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
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    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
    Anthony de Rothschild LT
    Imperial College London-
    Medical School building, St Mary’s campus (Paddington)
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
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    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

     

  • Big Data, Small Area Symposium
    14 Nov, 2017 to 15 Nov, 2017
    Royal Geographical Society
    1 Kensington Gore
    London
    W7 2AR
    United Kingdom
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    The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health is pleased to host a two-day symposium in celebration of 30 years of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit. This international symposium will give an overview of the current developments, future prospects and scientific methods and techniques in using big data in small areas. It will take place at The Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington, London on the 14th and 15th of November 2017. More information, including a draft programme, is available on the conference website http://www.sahsu.org/content/big-data-small-area-symposium.

    Registration for the two-day symposium is £150, with a discounted rate of £75 for early career researchers and students. Abstract submission is currently open for both posters and early career researcher talks.  

  • EBS Research Seminar on Lifecourse: Genetics and Epigenetics
    24 Oct, 2017
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    1st floor, Faculty of Medicine Building
    Norfolk Place, St Mary's Campus
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
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    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research Seminar on Lifecourse: Genetics and Epigenetics 

    Tuesday 24 October 3:30-5:00 pm, with drinks reception to follow.

    Agenda

    1. Introduction by Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin
    2. Chronic inflammation and complex disorders; from genetics to causality - Abbas Dehghan (30 min)
    3. Maternal smoking EWAS, tentative title: “Prenatal cigarette smoke exposure and offspring DNA methylation from childhood to middle age - Petri Wiklund, Ville Karhunen (30 min)
    4. Parent-of-origin effects on triglycerides in medium very-low-density lipoprotein NMR metabolite in PTPRD gene – (with an insight into exploring future work in NFBCs)-  Natalia Pervjakova  (20 min) 

     

  • Joint EBS and University of Wageningen Research Seminar and Networking Event
    23 Oct, 2017
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College London
    Faculty of Medicine Building
    Norfolk Place, St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
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    The Centre, in conjunction with the Imperial College Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is very pleased to host a visit from the Wageningen  University Department of Human Nutrition as part of their annual PhD student tour. The visit will take place on the afternoon of Monday 23 October, with PhD students from both Wageningen and EBS presenting research on nutritional and cancer epidemiology and metabolomics. 

    There will be refreshments provided and opportunities to network. The programme is available here; please contact Elizabeth Hayes if you are interested in attending.

    Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Surf 64: Advanced OMIC Profiling and Integration
    10 Jul, 2017 to 21 Jul, 2017
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    After three successful editions of the Stat-XP short course and in response to the positive and constructive evaluations we received from the ~100 attendees, we have decided to organise a 10-day summer school to be held from July 10-to July 21st, in Anglet, Basque Country (France).

    The course will feature:

    - 4 days lecturing on advanced OMIC profiling and integration approaches

    - 6 days group project work using real data.

    More information is provided in the brochure.

    In order to secure the course, we have implemented an early bird registration policy available until May 31st.

    We have also been able to secure flats (limited availability though) in Bayonne’s  student’s residence (€200 for 2 weeks).

    Former Stat-XP/Utrecht MEC course attendees will also benefit from a discount £1,800 registration fee until May 31st.

    For more details, and information on how to register, please visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/school-public-health/study/short-courses/surf-64/

  • GIS for Public Health short course
    10 Jul, 2017 to 14 Jul, 2017
    St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
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    The Small Area Health Statistics Unit runs again its highly successful workshop on GIS for Public Health. The course offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. You will learn how to use GIS to prepare and analyse data for studies of environment and health, use GIS to assess exposures to environmental pollution, and explore and analyse patterns and spread of disease.

    Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for linking geographical and health data for epidemiological studies and health risk assessment. Please contact the course directors Daniela Fecht (d.fecht@imperial.ac.uk) and John Gulliver (j.gulliver@imperial.ac.uk) for more information.

    A full programme and details on how to register, please go to http://www.imperial.ac.uk/school-public-health/study/short-courses/gis-for-public-health/

  • Our Air, Your Health
    19 Jun, 2017
    Deptford Lounge
    9 Giffin Street
    Deptford
    London
    SE8 4RJ
    United Kingdom
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    The Centre is again taking part in the MRC Festival of Medical Research in 2017, which is taking place from 17-25 June. During the festival, MRC funded units, centres and institutes will be showcasing and discussing their work through events and activities around the UK and beyond.

    We are organising an event for the evening of Monday 19 June, to be held at the Deptford Lounge from 6-8pm.

    Drop in to our evening of fun interactive activities and talks that will give you a chance to learn more about how air quality can affect your health. Find out how you could be breathing cleaner air, and learn how traffic noise and other pollutants might also be having an effect. We will also have several short talks:

    • Air Pollution and Health: Frank Kelly
    • Air pollution in London: Gary Fuller
    • Air pollution in Deptford – 1661 – 2017: Ian Mudway
    • Perspectives from China: Ben Barratt

    The event is free to attend, and refreshments will be provided, but please register to let us know you are coming along! Register here: https://our-air-your-health.eventbrite.co.uk

     

  • Current Trends in Nanotoxicology: Implications for Environmental & Human Health Symposium
    01 Jun, 2017 to 02 Jun, 2017
    Plymouth University
    6th Floor, Rolle Building
    Plymouth
    PL4 8AA
    United Kingdom
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    Distinguished scientists in the field of nanotoxicology are invited to a symposium to be held in Plymouth on 2 June 2017.

    Current Trends in Nanotoxicology:  Implications for Environmental & Human Health will be a series of sessions held on Friday 2 June at Plymouth University, with a ‘Welcome’ event on the evening of Thursday 1 June.

    The symposium will be in collaboration with NERC, UKEMS and Plymouth University, and as well as experienced and senior scientists speaking at the event, young scientists are encouraged to actively participate and present their work.

    The deadline to submit an abstract for a poster presentation is 18 April.

    The registration deadline is Friday 12 May.

    There is no registration fee to participate in this symposium but participation is restricted to 60 delegates on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

    The registration link and abstract submission details can be found by visiting: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/current-trends-in-nanotoxicology.

    If you have any scientific queries, please contact awadhesh.jha@plymouth.ac.uk, for any organisational queries please contact events@plymouth.ac.uk.

     

  • MRC-PHE Centre Annual ISAB Meeting
    Centre members
    08 May, 2017
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    Monday 8th May all day:

    09:00 – 09:30      Registration and refreshments (Anatomy Museum, Level 6, King’s Building)

    09:30 – 12:55      Morning Plenary Session for Centre members - Chair Frank Kelly (Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Level 6, King’s Building)

    09:30 – 10:00      Welcome, Introduction and Overview – Paul Elliott

    10:00 – 10:15      Discussion

    10:15 – 11:15      Training Programme (including PhD studentships and Early-Career Fellowships)

    10:15 – 10:30      Overview of the Centre Training Programme – Fred Piel

    10:30 – 11:05      Five-minute presentations from Centre PhD students/Fellows

    • Cord blood metabolic signatures of birthweight - Oliver Robinson
    •  Air Pollution: should microplastics be considered an atmospheric pollutant - Joseph Levermore
    • Identifying biomarkers of Exposure leading to Lung Cancer and CVD with Adductomics - Sonia Dagnino
    • Relations of environmental and nutritional risk factors to cardiovascular health in China - Li Yan
    • Seasonal dynamics of mortality in the United States from 1982 to 2013 - Robbie Parks

    Questions (10 minutes)

    11:05 – 11:15      Researchers’ Society – Anna Freni Sterrantino

    11:15 – 11:45      Refreshments break (Anatomy Museum, Level 6, King’s Building)

     

    11:45 – 12:55      Update on results from selected projects

    11:45 – 12:05      Pathway perturbation and meet-in-the-middle in the EXPOsOMICS project – Paolo Vineis

    12:05 – 12:15      ‘Omics signatures of the early life exposome in HELIX – Muireann Coen

    12:15 – 12:25      Mechanisms of carcinogenesis – Volker Arlt

    12:25 – 12:35      Impacts of London's road traffic air and noise pollution on foetal growth – Mireille Toledano

    12:35 – 12:45      Modelling of public health impacts of different climate policies in the UK – Martin Williams

    12:45 – 12:55      Ultrafine particles in EXPOsOMICS: personal monitoring, exposure assessment, and health – John Gulliver

    12:55 – 14:30      Poster Session and Buffet Lunch (K4U.12, 4th Floor, King’s Building, Strand Campus )

    14:30 – 16:45      Afternoon Plenary Session for Centre members - Chair Professor Paul Elliott (Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Level 6, King’s Building)

    14:30 – 14:45      Patient and Public Engagement/Involvement – Ian Mudway & Mireille Toledano

    14:45 – 16:45      Planned Research Areas (15 minute presentations including questions)

    14:45 – 15:00      Impact of air pollution on mental illness in early adulthood – Sean Beevers

    15:00 – 15:15      Applying GWAS to prioritise compounds in untargeted metabolomics for Mendelian Randomization studies – Abbas Dehghan

    15:15 – 15:30      (title tbc) – Elaine Holmes

    15:30 – 15:45      Bayesian modelling for chronic disease surveillance – Marta Blangiardo

    15:45 – 16:00      Metabolic signature of atherosclerosis  – Ioanna Tzoulaki

    16:00 – 16:15      Diesel Mitigation Study – Ian Mudway

    16:15 – 16:45      Open Discussion

    17:00 - 18:00      Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture (Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Level 6, King’s Building)

    Speaker: Professor Frans Berkhout

    Title: Planetary Health: making sense of the research and policy opportunities

    18:00 - 18:45      Drinks reception - (K4U.12, 4th Floor, King’s Building, Strand Campus )

     

  • MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Annual Guest Lecture 2017
    Professor Frans Berkhout
    08 May, 2017
    Anatomy Lecture Theatre, K6.29
    King's College London
    Level 6, King's Building
    King's College London Strand campus, Strand
    London
    WC2R 2LS
    United Kingdom
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    We are pleased to welcome Professor Frans Berkhout as the Speaker for our Annual MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Guest Lecture 2017.

    Welcome will be given by Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Vice-Principal for Health.

    17:00 - 18:00 Lecture will be followed by a Drinks Reception to 18:45.

    All are welcome to join us.

    ABSTRACT

    Planetary Health: making sense of the research and policy opportunities

    The Rockefeller-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health (2015) launched an ambitious new framework for understanding the complex and global interactions between global health and well-being, and environmental change and risks. Planetary Health, defined as ‘…the health of human civilisation and the state of the natural systems on which it depends’ seeks to integrate health and environment research and policy at a fundamental level. Looking at the burden of disease worldwide, a substantial proportion of this is either directly or indirectly influenced by environmental risks. Achieving many global health goals depends on improvements in environmental quality and the sustainable management of environmental systems and services, while much of the justification for action on environmental change, including climate change and biodiversity protection, depends on health co-benefits. The challenge now is to make sense of the very broad agenda which the Planetary Health concept offers, and to make some choices about where the most significant research and policy opportunities appear to lie. The talk will set out the Planetary Health concept and discuss some key challenges for research and policy which emerge.

    REFERENCE

    The Rockefeller Foundation– Lancet Commission on planetary health. Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch.

    Sarah Whitmee, Andy Haines, Chris Beyrer, Frederick Boltz, Anthony G Capon, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Alex Ezeh, Howard Frumkin, Peng Gong, Peter Head, Richard Horton, Georgina M Mace, Robert Marten, Samuel S Myers, Sania Nishtar, Steven A Osofsky, Subhrendu K Pattanayak, Montira J Pongsiri, Cristina Romanelli, Agnes Soucat, Jeanette Vega, Derek Yach.

    Lancet 2015; 386: 1973–2028. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60901-1

     

     

    BIOGRAPHY NOTES

    Frans Berkhout is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy and Professor of Environment, Society and Climate in the Department of Geography at King’s College London. From 2013-2015 he was Director of the Future Earth programme, based at the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Paris. Before that, Prof Berkhout directed the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the VU University Amsterdam in The Netherlands, and led the Amsterdam Global Change Institute. Among other advisory roles, Professor Berkhout was a lead author in two Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007 and 2014) and a member of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) of the UK Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). He is chair of UK Future Earth, a joint committee of four UK scientific academies. He sits on the editorial boards of Research Policy, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Energy Research & Social Science and The Anthropocene Review.

    His early research was concerned with the economic, political and security aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste management. Over the last 20 years, his work has been concerned with science, technology, policy and sustainability, with a focus on climate change. His main academic contributions have been to the understanding of innovation in socio-technical systems and adaptation to climate change impacts by organisations.

  • Joint EBS-RS Seminar: How to get published in Nature and its sister journals
    M. Giuseppina Baratta, Associate Editor, Nature Communications
    04 May, 2017
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College, St Mary's Campus
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
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    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EBS) postdocs and the Centre’s Researchers’ Society have jointly organised a seminar on "How to get published in Nature and its sister journals". The seminar is targeted at PhD students and early career researchers, but all are welcome to attend. The seminar will be quite informal, and will hopefully include topics such as an overview of the Nature editorial group, review process, statistics about the rejection/acceptance process,  and the importance of cover letter. There will be lots of time for questions, and a drinks reception afterwards.

    Time: 4-5pm, with drinks to follow

  • Air pollution and health: statistical challenges in the modelling and in communicating the results
    Anna Hansell, Heather Walton and others
    24 Apr, 2017
    Royal Statistical Society
    12 Errol Street
    London
    EC1Y8LX
    United Kingdom
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    One day meeting on air pollution and health - Royal Statistical Society

    24 April 2017, 10am - 5pm

    Organising Group(s): RSS Emerging Applications Section and Environmental Statistics Section

    This meeting aims at bringing together a range of researchers from several disciplines related to air pollution and health. In particular we want to focus on some of the recent statistical challenges emerging in the field and on how the models and the results can be communicated to the general public and to the policy makers.

    Speakers and Titles

    Stefan Reis, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and University of Exeter, UK

    Modelling exposure to air pollution at population scale – challenges in accounting for spatio-temporal variability

    Gavin Shaddick, University of Bath, UK

    Global Estimation of Air Quality

    Antonio Gasparrini, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.

    Distributed lag models for investigating health effects of air pollution and health: recent advancements

    Michela Cameletti, University of Bergamo, Italy

    Statistical challenges in modelling spatially misaligned exposure and health data

    Heather Walton, King’s College London, UK

    Communicating results across research disciplines and to policy makers

    Anna Hansell, Imperial College London, UK

    Communicating results to general audiences and to the public

    Abstract:

    Communicating scientific results to general audiences and the lay public is important, but can be challenging. This might include situations where knowledge of study methods used is important, where statistical uncertainty may influence interpretation, or when results disagree with past findings. Examples and lessons learnt will be presented. The Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) Environment and Health Atlas was published in 2014 both as a book for academic audiences and website for the public (www.envhealthatlas.co.uk). SAHSU worked with the NGO Sense About Science to identify and reach target audiences, which resulted in modification of formats, text and maps presented. A press conference was held on the day of publication and the atlas was featured on Radio 4’s Today programme resulting in >200,000 individuals accessing it. Other examples will include publications resulting in positive and less positive engagement with the press, and reports formulated for wide general use such as the Royal College of Physicians report ‘Every breath we take’. Patient and public engagement (PPE) and involvement (PPI) in research is increasingly being required by funding bodies. This may help develop better communication with the public and lay audiences as they become more involved in research both at planning stages for grant applications, and in disseminating results of projects.

                   

    To view other abstracts and to register go to https://events.rss.org.uk/rss/108/home

     

    Registration Fees:

    Concessionary RSS Fellow £25

    RSS Fellow £30

    Non-RSS Fellow £55      

    Lunch is included in the registration. Tea/Coffee will be served before the meeting and midway through the afternoon.

     

     

  • NIHR-HPRU Annual Guest Lecture
    Roy Harrison
    23 Mar, 2017
    Imperial College London
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
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    NIHR HPRU in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards

    16:00 -17:00        NIHR HPRU Annual Guest Lecture 2017 by Professor Roy Harrison, OBE followed by drinks reception

    Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre at Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine Building, Level 2, St Mary’s campus           

    http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/our-team/investigators/professor-roy-harrison-obe

     

    URBAN AIR QUALITY:  CURRENT THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

    Professor Roy M. Harrison, University Of Birmingham and National Centre for Atmospheric Science

    The WHO estimates that more than 90% of the world’s population is exposed to air pollutant concentrations exceeding WHO guideline levels which therefore represent a significant risk to health.  Since air pollutants (other than ground-level ozone) are typically present in urban atmospheres at higher concentrations than rural, the implication is that probably 100% of urban populations are exposed to unacceptable air quality.  This talk will review some of the progress made in improving urban air quality in the UK but will highlight some of the continuing problems and discuss possible solutions.  The relevant work of government advisory committees (AQEG and COMEAP) will be described.  UK researchers are now heavily engaged in air quality research in China and such work will soon extend to India, and the nature of air pollution problems in those countries will be compared briefly with the situation in the UK

     

  • Biostatistics & Data Science Seminar
    Dr. Marta Blangiardo
    21 Feb, 2017
    St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Roger Banister Lecture Theatre
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
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    In the Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, Tuesday 21st February, 2017 St Mary's Campus.

    Seminar on Biostatistics & Data Science from 14.00 to c. 17.30 followed by drinks.

    Agenda to follow.

  • 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
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
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    Lunch Room: 1.21

    Presentations Room: 1.11

    Posters & Refreshments Room: 1.13

    AGENDA:

    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
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    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
    London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    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

     

     

  • Researchers' Society Christmas Gala
    Professor Dame Anne Glover
    14 Dec, 2016
    King's College London
    Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
    127 Stamford Street
    London
    SE1 9NQ
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

     

    This year's Researcher's Society Christmas Gala will be a presentation from Professor Dame Anne Glover, entitled “Face to face with the Dark Side – science meets politics”. The talk will take place from 5 - 6 pm, and will be followed by a free drinks reception.

    The title of talk: “Face to face with the Dark Side – science meets politics”. 

    Abstract: 

    A life in science is all about discovery, analysing and using evidence, dealing with uncertainty and being creative and imaginative to solve problems.  The world of politics is a very different place.  Sometimes evidence is inconvenient as it contradicts political philosophies and uncertainty is to be avoided at any cost.  However, many governments choose to have scientific advisers and in this talk I will describe my experience working in the Brussels bubble as the first Chief Scientific Adviser to President Barosso at the European Commission. 

    About the Speaker:

    Professor Dame Anne Glover is currently Vice-Principal for External Affairs & Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen. She served as the first Chief Scientific Adviser to Scotland (2006-2011) and then the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (2012-2014).

  • R, the statistical programming language Workshop
    25 Nov, 2016
    Imperial College London
    Hynds Lab (1st Floor) Medical School Building (Main Entrance)
    St Mary's Campus Norfolk Place
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Friday the 25th of November, between 3-5pm, in the Medical School Building at Imperial College (St Mary's Campus).

    R, the statistical programming language.

    This free, peer-led workshop will provide a brief introduction to graphics in R and R Studio. We will focus on the use of base graphics in R as well as the package ggplot2, with topics appropriate for new R users from the analytical and environmental sciences. No prior knowledge of R is necessary for this workshop.

    Please note that this workshop will cover content that was previously presented at KCL on the 21st of September, 2016

    If you would like to attend please use the EventBrite link below to register for the event: 

    R, the Statistical Programme Language

  • MRC-PHE Centre Investigator Seminar
    Paolo Vineis, Elaine Holmes
    26 Oct, 2016
    Imperial College London
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    St, Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place
    London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

     

    A joint seminar on the Exposomics and Health and Systems Toxicology research themes.

    From 10am to 1pm in the Roger Bannister LT., St. Mary's

     

    PROGRAMME:

    Centre Investigator’s Seminar

    Wednesday 26th October 2016, 10:00 to 13:00

    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s, Imperial College

     

    Systems Biology Meets the Exposome

     

    09:30 – 10:00    TEA, COFFEE AND DANISHES AVAILABLE

     

    10:00 – 10:20    The Exposome in practice: current research at the Centre                                              Paolo Vineis

    10:20 – 10:40    Perspectives in Systems Biology for Environmental Hazards                                          Elaine Holmes

    10:40 - 10:55     Adductomics for exposure assessment                                                                          George Preston

    10:55 – 11:10    PAHs and methylation in humans and animals                                                                Francesca Galea

     

    11:10 – 11:40    TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    11:40 – 11:55    Metabonomics as a systems toxicology tool in exposome studies

    Preliminary data from HELIX                                                     Muireann Coen

    11:55 – 12:10    Novel network-based approaches for linking molecular responses                                   Tim Ebbels

    12:10 – 12:25    Knock–out and humanised mice as model systems to study carcinogen                          metabolism                                                                                                                 Volker Arlt

    12:25 – 12:40    The lifepath project -exploring the biological embedding of health                                     inequalities                                                   

                           Oliver Robinson

    12:40 – 13:00   General discussion and conclusion  

                           Paolo Vineis/Elaine Holmes

  • Academic CV Workshop
    Karen Hinxman from the Imperial College Postdoc Development Centre
    13 Oct, 2016
    Academic CV Workshop
    Imperial College London
    Room G64A, Ground Floor
    St. Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place
    London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

     

    Ensure you get on the shortlist with a professional, targeted & well written CV. All the dos & don’ts! Please bring along your CV.

    Afterwards, participants in the workshop will be given the opportunity to receive feedback on their CV from a panel of Centre investigators. Workshop attendees should submit their CV by 20 October to e.hayes@imperial.ac.uk; feedback will be provided within two weeks.

    Prize for best CV!

    Tea, coffee & refreshments will be available.

    FREE event, but please register on Eventbrite: http://researcherssocietycvworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • GIS for Public Health short course
    18 Jul, 2016 to 22 Jul, 2016
    St Mary's Campus
    Imperial
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    5-day short course which runs annually at the end of July

    Next course dates: 18th July - 22nd July 2016

     

    This specialist workshop on GIS for Public Health offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. You will learn how to use GIS to prepare and analyse data for studies of environment and health, use GIS to assess exposures to environmental pollution, and explore and analyse patterns and spread of disease.
    Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for linking geographical and health data for epidemiological studies and health risk assessment.

    More information about the short course can be accessed here.

    To regsiter for the course please click here. Registration opens 15th January 2016.

     

    Course Fees*:

    • £500 Internal rate (Imperial College & Public Health England)
    • £800 External rate

    * Fee does include course participation, course materials, morning and afternoon refreshments. Lunch and accommodation are not included.

     

    If you wish to receive information on future courses then please contact us: d.fecht@imperial.ac.uk or j.gulliver@imperial.ac.uk

     

    Practical Information

    Location: The course will be taught at the St Mary’s campus of Imperial College London. This campus is located in central West London.

    Timetable: To give you an idea of content and timings please see last year's timetable. This timetable is subject to slight changes. The timetable for the 2016 short course will be provided together with the final details two weeks before the course and in the course pack on the first day of the course. Changes during the course, if necessary, will be announced as soon as possible.

    Materials: A course pack will be distributed on the first day and will provide you with the course handbook and all the information you will need during the course. Power Point presentations of all lectures will be made available to you at the end of the course. You will also be provided with an USB stick which contains data used during the course as well as scripts and models.

    Accommodation: The course fee does not include accommodation. We recommend that participants arrange accommodation after they have been accepted on the course. A few options are listed below:

  • 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
    More Information:

    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
    More Information:

    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
    More Information:

    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
    More Information:

    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
    More Information:

    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
    • WHERE
    • Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre - Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine Building, St Mary's campus Norfolk Place, London , W2 1PG - View Map
  • Centre Investigators' Seminar - Air Pollution, Noise and Health (hosted by Professor Frank Kelly)
    04 May, 2016
    King's College London
    Waterloo Campus
    Franklin-Wilkins Building
    Stamford Street
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
  • Evaluating the performance of low cost chemical sensors for air pollution research
    Prof Alastair Lewis
    07 Apr, 2016
    King's College London
    150 Stamford Street
    Waterloo Campus
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Analytical & Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

    Speaker Prof Alastair Lewis

    Evaluating the performance of low cost chemical sensors for air pollution research.

    Room 2.81 FWB

    Date/Time 7th April, 11:00-12:00

    Link https://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/academic/h-n/alewis/

     

     

    Where: Franklin-Wilkins Building (FWB), Waterloo Campus (please see below for room location)

    Contact: If you have any queries please contact Valentina Lotti.

    The Division of Analytical Environmental Sciences aims to to integrate research into fundamental mechanisms of human toxicity with aspects of environmental and regulatory toxicology. Our seminar series invites both King’s and external speakers presenting on a range of related research topics including contamination, pollution and respiratory health. Our series is open to the public and all staff and students are encouraged to attend.

     

  • Leadership in Academia with Professor Sir Robert Lechler
    Sir Robert Lechler
    16 Mar, 2016
    King's College London
    Room 1.10 FWB - Franklin Wilkins Building
    Waterloo Campus
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Thinking about a career in academia but have limited leadership skills? Join us for a Leadership in academia training day with Professor Sir Robert Lechler. Prof. Lechler has many years experience leading research and various academic groups and committees, and we are delighted to welcome him to share his career experiences and expertise.

    The event will be held on Wednesday the 16th of March from 4:00pm with a wine receptionand an opportunity for networking. Professor Lechler's talk will be held from approximately 4.30pm – 5.30pm where there will be an opportunity to ask questions after the talk.

     

     


    Do you have questions about Leadership in Academia with Professor Sir Robert Lechler?

    Contact   MRC-PHE Researchers' Society

    WHEN
    WHERE
    Room 1.10 FWB - Franklin Wilkins Building. King's College London. Waterloo Campus SE1 9NH GB - View Map
  • Centre Investigators' Seminar - Risk Assessment and Policy Translation (hosted by Professor Majid Ezzati)
    Various
    04 Feb, 2016
    Afghanistan
    More Information:

    Agenda to be confirmed

  • George Thurston Lecture
    George Thurston
    21 Jan, 2016
    Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College
    St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health is pleased to host a lecture by Professor George Thurston from NYU School of Medicine. 

    Title: Particle Air Pollution:  Its Adverse Human Health Effects and Potential Climate Mitigation Health Co-Benefits

    Speaker: Dr. George D. Thurston, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Population Health and Director, Program in Human Exposures and Health Effects, NYU School of Medicine

    Location: Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s  Campus, Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG

    Time: 4 – 5 pm

    The presentation will include details from a paper published this month in Environmental Health Perspectives, entitled “Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality and Long-Term Exposure to Source-Related Components of U.S. Fine Particle Air Pollution”. The findings from this article have been featured in Time and the Washington Post. More information on George Thurston can be found here: http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/gdt1

     

    A copy of Professor Thurston's presentation can be found here.

  • Weather, climate and health - Royal Meteorological Society Meeting
    20 Jan, 2016
    Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Weather and climate can strongly influence health, from the ambient environment to extreme weather events to long term climatic change. Our surrounding environment can affect us through our day-to-day activities, such as respiratory diseases associated with increasing urbanisation, or our general well-being within rural and urban ecosystems. Changing environmental conditions, in particular extreme events, can cause sudden changes. For example heat waves, which in the worst case can result in death. Long-term climatic conditions may lead to more extremes, or shifts in present spatial or temporal disease patterns. This event considers how weather, climate and health are inter-related, and presents some of the latest research on the topic.

    This is an Aerosol Society Focus meeting held jointly with the Royal Meteorological Society and the Environmental Physics Group at the Institute of Physics. It is co-sponsored by Imperial College London and features Centre members Majid Ezzati, Daniela Fecht and Sean Beevers. It is part of the National meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate. Non members are welcome to attend these meetings.

  • Chronic disease in companion animals to investigate environmental factors that might also cause chronic disease in people
    Professor David Church, Dr Dan O’Neil and Dr Stijn Niessen, Royal Veterinary College
    14 Dec, 2015
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre (1st Floor)
    School of Public Health, St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Paddington, London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health has invited epidemiologists from the Royal Veterinary College (RVS) for 2 presentations and a roundtable discussion on Monday 14th December from 1:30pm in Roger Banister Lecture Theatre, St Mary’. These talks will form the background for discussions on collaborations between your Centre and the Royal Veterinary College where patterns of chronic disease in companion animals might be used to investigate environmental factors that might also cause chronic disease in people.

     

    Because of the way in which pets share their environment with their owners there are a number of opportunities where studying humans and pet animals together in a systematic way could generate exciting new insights when compared to the study of each in isolation – these include chronic diseases (e.g. cancer, kidney disease, hypertension diabetes and other endocrinopathies) where environmental factors play a role.  One advantage of this ‘One Health’ approach is that the shorter lifespan of dogs and cats means that diseases may develop and progress more rapidly than in people. In addition, differences in metabolic pathways between species might lead to the same environmental pollutant giving rise to a different syndrome in pets which nevertheless could still act as surrogates for the detrimental chronic effects of that pollutant in the environment.

     

    During this meeting researchers from the RVC will explain how epidemiological data are collected from large numbers (millions) of veterinary patients using our disease surveillance system (VetCompass).  Data will also be presented from an exemplar research project where we have evidence that environmental pollutants are associated with the occurrence of growth hormone producing tumours in cats. Finally, a round table discussion will be held to identify areas of future collaboration between epidemiologists and clinical researchers from the RVC and members of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health which show the greatest promise.

     

    The Vice Principal (Jonathan Elliott) is keen to foster academic collaborations across the veterinary and medical fields – they have a very active veterinary epidemiology group headed by Professor Pfeiffer which has broad interests. They have been successfully accessing data from primary care practices across the UK to study the prevalence and spatial distribution of pet animal diseases (Vetcompass - http://www.rvc.ac.uk/vetcompass ) which they would be happy to discuss.

     

     

    Date: Monday 14th December 2015

    Venue: Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s, School of Public Health, Imperial College London

    1:30-1:40pm:      Introduction and welcome

    1:40-2:10pm:      “RVC VetCompass: research opportunities from primary-care veterinary clinical” Professor David Church and Dr Dan O’Neil

    2:10-2:50pm:      "Companion animals as sentinels for environmental contaminant induced endocrine dysfunction" Dr Stijn Niessen

  • Stat-XP Short course: Statistical methods to characterise the exposome from OMICs data
    Various
    07 Dec, 2015 to 11 Dec, 2015
    LECTURE THEATRE$(1ST FLOOR) – CHAMBERS ROOM
    ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY
    Old Street, London
    -
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Stat-XP is an introductory short course to statistical models required to analyse high throughput data from well-established OMICs platforms. This includes genetic, transcriptomic, metabonomics and epigenetics data.

    The course will provide an in-depth description of the OMICs data, their features, and the challenges their statistical analysis raises. Stat-XP will also propose a series of lectures describing the main statistical methods used in molecular epidemiology. These include:

    • univariate models and multiple testing correction strategies (FWER, FDR)
    • dimension reduction techniques, and 
    • variable selection approaches (penalised regression and Bayesian variable selection).

     

    Corresponding seminars will show how these methods are used in practice, and computer-based practical sessions will give the opportunity to use and get familiar with the well-established software/packages enabling such analyses. Finally, we will describe methodological perspectives to improve the analysis of OMICs data in the context of the exposome.

     

    More details (Brochure 2015 PDF Acrobat DocumentThe full Brochure details the content of the course. 

  • Researchers' Society Christmas Gala featuring Professor Robert Winston
    Sir Robert Winston
    07 Dec, 2015
    Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    School of Public Health
    St Mary's Campus, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
    Paddington, London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    The Researchers' Society presents a talk by Professor Robert Winston on Monday 7 December 2015 in the Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre at Imperial's St Mary's campus. Further details will follow shortly.

  • United Kingdom Molecular Epidemiology Group (UK MEG)
    Various speakers
    01 Dec, 2015
    The Research Beehive
    Old Library Building
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    The UK Molecular Epidemiology Group (UKMEG), will host a one day meeting entitled ‘The Ageing World: employing molecular epidemiology to advance lifelong health’. The meeting will be held in the Research Beehive, Newcastle upon Tyne on December 1st 2015.  Please find the attached programme and registration details. 

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Whilst the meeting will have an ageing focus, abstracts are invited across all areas of molecular epidemiology.

    Participation of young scientists is particularly welcome. The registration fee for students is only £15!

     

    Registration and abstract submission for short oral and poster presentations is now open (deadline October 19th), with prizes and bursaries available for early career researchers.

    If you require further information please see the UKMEG website (http://www.meguk.org/) or contact jill.mckay@ncl.ac.uk

     

  • Non-Communicable Disease Forum: Air pollution in mega cities
    Professor Frank Kelly, Dr Audrey de Nazalle and Dr Sean Beevers
    19 Nov, 2015
    Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    School of Public Health, St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Paddington, London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Our monthly NCD Forum aims to bring together staff and students from Imperial and afar to discuss and disseminate findings on current research and innovations in the treatment and prevention of NCDs, the world’s number one killer.
    This event is hosted by members of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. The Centre exists to undertake the highest quality research in the fields of environment and health, in order to inform health policy and the understanding of key issues affecting society. A major area of research involves investigating air pollution and associated health effects at local, national and international scales. This event will focus on air pollution challenges in mega cities and how to assess human exposure to air pollution.

    Agenda:

    15:00 Professor Frank Kelly, Professor of Environmental Health, Environmental Research Group, King's College London; 'Air pollution challenges in mega cities'

    15:25 Dr Audrey de Nazelle, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. 'Air pollution exposure in travel modes and risk trade-offs while cycling'

    15:50 Dr Sean Beevers, Senior Lecturer in Air Quality Modelling, Environmental Research Group, King's College London 'Predicting exposure to air pollution in urban areas - The London Hybrid Exposure Model'

    16:15 Panel discussion and Q and As

    16:30 Tea/coffee and networking

    17:00 Close

  • Geoffrey Rose Memorial Lecture
    Professor Sir Richard Peto
    18 Nov, 2015
    Imperial College London
    Lecture Theatre 308, Huxley Building
    180 Queen's Gate
    South Kensington, London
    SW7 2RH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    We are delighted to announce that the THIRD GEOFFREY ROSE MEMORIAL LECTURE will be hosted by the School of Public Health at Imperial College London on the evening of Wednesday 18th November 2015.

     

    Our speaker will be Professor Sir Richard Peto, FRS, from the University of Oxford.

     

    LECTURE TITLE: "HALVING PREMATURE DEATHS"

    The Lecture starts at 5pm and finishes at 6pm and will include time for questions from audience at the close.

    The Lecture will be followed by an informal drinks reception.

    Words of Introduction will be given by Professor Elio Riboli, Director of the School of Public Health and a Vote of Thanks by Professor Paul Elliott, Director of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health.

    SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

    Sir Richard Peto, FRS, is currently Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, and co-director (with Professor Sir Rory Collins) of the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU). He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1989 for introducing meta-analyses of randomised trials, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1999 for services to epidemiology, and received in 2010 and 2011 the Cancer Research UK and the BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Richard Peto, Rory Collins and others in the Oxford CTSU have, by their large randomised trials, large prospective studies and worldwide meta-analyses, increased substantially the estimated importance of blood lipids, blood pressure and smoking as causes of premature death. Peto has recently collaborated in major studies of alcohol in Russia and of malaria in Africa and India. His investigations into the worldwide health effects of smoking and benefits of stopping at particular ages have helped to communicate effectively the vast and growing burden of disease from tobacco use, have helped change national and international attitudes about smoking and public health, and have helped many smokers to stop. He was the first to describe clearly the future worldwide health effects of current smoking patterns, predicting one billion deaths from tobacco in the present century if current smoking patterns persist, as against 'only' 100 million in the 20th Century.

     

    FAQs

    What are my transport options getting to the event?

    Lecture Theatre 308 is located in the Huxley Building at the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London. The entrance is at street level at 180 Queen's Gate SW7. On arrival follow directions to the lecture theatre. The nearest tube station is South Kensington 5-10 minutes walk. S Kensington tube is on the Circle and District & Piccadilly lines.

    Car parking is extremely restricted at the campus, so it is advised not to travel by a car if other alternatives can be used.

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  • Centre Training Programme Annual Meeting
    Various
    13 Nov, 2015
    Imperial College London
    Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    St Mary's Campus, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
    Paddington, London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Training Programme Annual Meeting will be held on Friday 13 November 2015 at the Imperial College St Mary’s Campus, and will showcase student and postdoctoral research from across the Centre.
     
    The meeting will include:

    • Presentations and posters from both PhD students and postdocs (with prizes!)
    • Presentations from external speakers, including Simon Birkett (Founder and Director of Clean Air in London), Bernadette Hannigan (Director of R&D at PHE) and Richard Henderson (Senior Assistant Editor, The Lancet journals).
    • Opportunities to network and input to the Centre’s Training Programme and the Researchers’ Society
    • Lunch, light refreshments and a drinks reception

     

    All Centre students and postdocs are strongly encouraged to attend, and PIs are also welcome. Please contact Liz Hayes by 23 October if you wish to present a talk or poster.
     

  • Researchers Society Event - Welcome for new PhD students
    29 Oct, 2015
    Duke and Duchess Pub
    near St Paul's Cathedral
    London
    EC4V 5BR
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Welcome event for new PhD students across the Centre

  • Centre's Investigators Seminar - Cohort Studies
    Various hosted by Professor Debbie Jarvis
    13 Oct, 2015
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre (1st Floore)
    School of Public Health, St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Paddington, London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    The next MRC-PHE Centre Investigator Seminar will be held on Tuesday 13 October 2015 in the Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre (note change of venue) at Imperial’s St Mary’s Campus. The seminar will showcase the Cohorts research theme, and is being organised by the Theme Lead, Professor Debbie Jarvis.

     

    Cohort Studies Investigator Seminar Agenda
    The aim of this afternoon is to provide an overview of the breadth and depth of cohort research on going within the MRC-PHE Centre – highlighting the strategic objectives, methodological challenges and new opportunities.
     
    14:00  DynaHealth – the challenges of lifecourse epidemiology – Marjo-Riita Jarvelin
    14:25  The CPRD cohort - results from the Traffic study – Richard Atkinson
    14:50  SCAMP: the challenges of setting up an adolescent cohort – Mireille Toledano
    15:10  Diet, flavonoids and lung health – Vanessa Garcia Larsen
    15:30  Tea / Coffee / Refreshment break
    15:45  New methods for cohort research using CPRD – Jennifer Quint
    16:15  Why and how should cohort researchers consider the microbiome? – Gianluca Campanella
    16:45  Cohorts and occupation – an overview of current work – Paul Cullinan
    17:10  Drinks Networking Reception

     

  • Statistical approaches to segmentation of genomics data
    Dr Stéphane Robin
    28 Jul, 2015
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College London
    St Marys Campus
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    Our next EBS seminar will be held on Tuesday 28th July at 1pm in the Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre (1st Floor ).

    Speaker: Dr Stéphane Robin

     

    Title: “Statistical approaches to segmentation of genomics data”

     

    Stéphane Robin is Director of the Joint research unit (UMR) 518 at the AgroParis Tech / Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Paris. His research work is focused on developing novel statistical methods and statistical applications in molecular biology.

  • Centre's Investigators Seminar - Systems Toxicology
    Various
    22 Jul, 2015
    Room G64
    St Marys Campus
    Imperial College London
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    The next Centre Investigator Seminar will showcase the Systems Toxicology research theme. The seminar will be held on Wednesday 22 July at the Imperial College St Mary's Campus in Lecture Theatre G64, and will run from approximately 1.30-5 pm, to be followed by a drinks reception.

     

    Agenda - Systems Toxicology Investigators Seminar, Wednesday 22 July, 1.30 – 5.30 pm

    Location: Imperial St Mary’s Campus, Room G64, Ground Floor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Norfolk Place W2 1PG

     

    13:30 – 14:10                           Centre Investigators Update – Paul Elliott and Frank Kelly
    14:10 – 14:20  Researchers’ Society Update

     

    Session 1 – Systems Toxicology from Genes to the Environment

    14:20 – 14:40  Overview of Systems Toxicology in the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health – Elaine Holmes
    14:40 – 15:00 Mutation signatures of carcinogen exposure in the genome- Jill Kucab
    15:00 – 15:20  Pulmonary toxicity of silver nanoparticles – Andrew Thorley

    15:20 – 15:40 

    Albumin adductomics: a methodology for probing the exposome - George Preston
    15:40 – 16:00 Tea / Coffee / Refreshment break

     

    Session 2 – Omics Approaches In Systems Toxicology

    16:00 – 16:30  Integrated data processing for multi-cohort, multi-platform untargeted metabolomic epidemiology: the COMBI-BIO Project – Tim Ebbels
    16:30 – 16:50  Analytical Challenges for Integrating Systems Toxicology and the Exposome – Toby Athersuch
    16:50 – 17:10 Pre-menopausal urinary estrogens and their association with CYP3A7 genetic variation – Deepti Sood
    17:10 – 17:30  Discussion
    17:30 – 18:30   Drinks Networking Reception

     

    Centre’s Investigators seminars are aimed at showcasing the work of the various research groups within the Centre in order to foster within-centre cohesiveness and cross-centre collaboration. Everyone is welcome to attend these seminars.

  • 2015 London Air Quality Network (LAQN) conference
    Various
    02 Jul, 2015
    Afghanistan
    More Information:

     

    The 2015 London Air Quality Network (LAQN) conference will take place at King's College on July 2nd.

    The LAQN is a unique collaboration between the public, private and academic sectors and the annual conferences are a chance for air quality researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest findings and developments in the field.

    Last year marked 21 years of the Environmental Research Group at King's and a special two day conference, 'Frontiers in Air Quality Science' gathered leading experts, collaborators and colleagues from around the world to give a global perspective on air quality science and trends.

    This year the focus is back to London and the South East, with internal and external speakers covering air pollution trends and intervention analysis, engagement with businesses and communities and the latest health impacts science that drives everything we do.

    As in previous years there will also be poster sessions and displays.

    Places are free to members of the LAQN and to our funding partners. To register your place please email valentina.lotti@kcl.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you there.

     

     

  • Researchers' Society - Pitch your Projects in the Park
    various
    18 Jun, 2015
    Serpentine Bar and Kitchen
    Hyde Park
    London
    -
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

  • The analysis of variance and the analysis of causes
    Professor Neil Pearce
    11 Jun, 2015
    King's College London
    Room 1.62, Franklin-Wilkins Building
    Waterloo Campus
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    Speaker: Professor Neil Pearce, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

     

    Location: 1.62, Franklin-Wilkins Building  Waterloo Campus (16:00 – 17:00)

     

    Title: The analysis of variance and the analysis of causes

    This seminar discusses the difference between the analysis of variance (the assessment of variation) and the analysis of causes (causal inference), and discusses the theoretical and practical implications of this distinction for epidemiological research, including data analysis and modelling strategies

     

    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/aes/newsevents/eventrecords/2015/June/Analytical--Environmental-Sciences-Seminar--Professor-Neil-Pearce.aspx

     

     

  • MRC-PHE Centre Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture 2015
    Dr Daniel Greenbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Effects Institute, Boston MA
    01 Jun, 2015
    Imperial College London
    Lecture Theatre 311, Huxley Building
    180 Queen’s Gate
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2AZ
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    This year the MRC-PHE Centre’s Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture will take place on Monday 1st June 2015, 17:00 – 18:00

    To be followed by a drinks reception

    .For catering purposes please register at https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/16787565059/ by 22nd May.

    *All are welcome*

     

    Title: "Science to Inform Decisions in the Developing World: Addressing the Air Quality Science and Policy Challenges in China and India"

    Speaker: Dr Daniel Greenbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Effects Institute, Boston MA

     

    Abstract

    There is a long and deep history of research into the health effects of exposure to air pollution in developing countries, especially in the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe. That evidence has prompted extensive action to improve air quality (albeit with some work still left to do). In recent years however, with the rapid industrialization of developing countries especially in Asia, the issue of the local impacts of health effects from air pollution has risen to the fore in new and challenging ways. The recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) estimates some 3 million premature deaths attributable to outdoor air pollution, fully two-thirds of which occur in the developing countries of Asia. The GBD estimates an even larger burden in these countries from household air pollution. This presentation will review the scientific basis and challenges for estimating the air pollution burden in these developing countries (especially China and India), the recent evidence from local studies, the initial and quite varied responses in the two countries, and the needs for additional science looking ahead.

     

    Biography of Daniel S. Greenbaum

    Dan Greenbaum joined the Health Effects Institute as its President and Chief Executive Officer on March 1, 1994. In that role, Greenbaum leads HEI’s efforts, supported jointly by US EPA and industry, with additional funding from US DOE, Federal Highway Administration, US AID, the Asian Development Bank, and foundations, to provide public and private decision makers – in the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America - with high quality, impartial, relevant and credible science about the health effects of air pollution to inform air quality decisions in the developed and developing world.

    Greenbaum has been a member of the U.S. National Research Council Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology and vice chair of its Committee for Air Quality Management in the United States. He recently served on the NRC Committee on The Hidden Costs of Energy and their Committee on Science for EPA’s Future. Greenbaum also chaired the EPA Blue Ribbon Panel on Oxygenates in Gasoline and EPA’s Clean Diesel Independent Review Panel, which reviewed technology progress in implementing the 2007 Highway Diesel Rule. In May 2010, Greenbaum received the Thomas W. Zosel Outstanding Individual Achievement Award from the U.S. EPA for his contributions to advancing clean air.

    Greenbaum serves as well as the Chair of the Board of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), a non-profit organization providing technical analysis and support to the agencies involved in seeking clean vehicles worldwide.

    Greenbaum has over three decades of governmental and non-governmental experience in environmental health. Just prior to coming to HEI, he served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection from 1988 to 1994, where he was responsible for the Commonwealth's response to the Clean Air Act, as well as its award-winning efforts on pollution prevention, water pollution and solid and hazardous waste. Greenbaum holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from MIT in City Planning.

     

  • Centre Investigators' Seminar - Air Pollution, Noise and Health (hosted by Professor Majid Ezzati)
    Various
    01 May, 2015
    Afghanistan
    More Information:

    Agenda to be confirmed

  • Half-Day Symposium for Early-Career Researchers
    Various
    28 Apr, 2015
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College London
    St Marys Campus
    St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place
    Paddington, London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    Half-Day Symposium for Early-Career Researchers

     

    When? Tuesday the 28th of April 1pm-5pm

    Where? Presentations will take place in the Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, with posters and reception held in the MSc room on the ground floor at Imperial College London's St Mary’s campus. 

    Who? This symposium is open to all early career researchers across EBS and the Centre, including those affiliated with the Centre at King’s College London and NHLI. All departmental staff from EBS, King’s College London and NHLI are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    What? A chance for PhD students, postdocs and research assistants to have a chance to present their work within the department and the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. This symposium  will help researchers to highlight the great work that they do within EBS and the Centre, disseminate ideas between colleagues, and allow them to gain presentation practice, which will be particularly valuable for those going to conferences over the summer. We will have a number of short talks across the afternoon from a range of our early-career research staff, along with an extended tea break mid-afternoon for a poster session. There will also be a dedicated session on future funding opportunities. The symposium will be followed by a drinks reception after work (5pm onwards).

    How do I register? Please contact Dylan Williams (d.williams@imperial.ac.uk). 

  • 3rd UK & Ireland Exposure Science meeting
    various, tbc
    24 Apr, 2015
    Imperial College London
    Lecture Theatre 1.47, Royal School of Mines
    Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus
    London
    SW7 2AZ
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    We are pleased to announce that the 3rd UK & Ireland Exposure Science Meeting will be held in London on24th April 2015.

     

    The target audience for this 1-day meeting is those with an interest in the measurement, modelling and assessment of environmental, occupational, ergonomics and nutritional exposures, especially with an application to epidemiology.

    Researchers from the UK and Ireland (and beyond), government officials, trainees and PhD students will be able to bid to give oral presentations, or posters of recent and ongoing work in the diverse areas of exposure science. We would particularly like to welcome early career researchers.

    We aim to solicit contributions from a diverse range of research disciplines, including those interested in measurement, toxicology, epidemiology, ergonomics, risk assessment, public health, and others with expertise in measurement and assessment of exposures encountered in the general environment (air, water and soil), the occupational environment, and those with expertise in measurement and evaluation of internal exposures, target organ doses and total body burdens, in order to establish closer links between these disciplines and to identify future multidisciplinary research strategies.

     

    Essential dates for your diary:

     

    Registration opens                           21 November 2014

    Registration closes                                   10 April 2015

    Abstract submission deadline            16th January 2015

    Decision on abstract acceptance      16th February 2015

  • Centre's Investigators Seminar - Small Area Health Statistics
    Various, hosted by Dr Anna Hansell
    23 Apr, 2015
    Msc Seminar Room
    Imperial College London
    Ground Floor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
    St Mary’s Hospital, Norfolk Place
    Paddington
    W2 1NY
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    This seminar will focus on the work in Small Area Health Statistics, and will be hosted by Dr Anna Hansell, the Deputy Director of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU). 

     

    Centre Investigator’s Seminar

    Thursday 23 April 2015, 14:00 to 17:25

    St Mary’s Campus, Msc Seminar Room, Ground Floor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Norfolk Place W2 1PG
     

     

    Session 1 – An Overview of SAHSU

     

    SAHSU from the start

    14:00 – 14:15 History of Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) - Paul Elliott

    14:15 – 14:30 Current SASHU infrastructure and studies (Environment and Health Atlas, Rapid Inquiry Facility) - Anna Hansell

     

    SAHSU Resources

    14:30 – 14:45 The how and what of the extensive SAHSU data holding - Peter Hambly

    14:45 – 14:55 Population and confounder data - Daniela Fecht

     

    Environmental Exposures Group

    14:55 – 15:10 Introduction and training - John Gulliver and Exposure data integration with cohorts - Daniela Fecht

     

    15:10 – 15:30 Tea / Coffee / Refreshment break

     

    Session 2 – SAHSU linking across the MRC-PHE Centre

    Traffic and Health

    15:30 – 15:50 Traffic exposures and hospital admissions and mortality – Ross Anderson

     

    Forecasting/Burden of Disease

    15:50 – 16:10 Small-area health forecasting - Majid Ezzati

     

    Potential reproductive and other health effects associated with Municipal Waste Incinerators (MWIs) in England, Scotland and Wales

    16:10 – 16:20 Emissions modelling – Pippa Douglas

    16:20 – 16:30 Exposure validation – Gary Fuller

    16:30 – 16:40 Population-based cohort analyses-methods – Rebecca Ghosh

    16:40 – 16:50 Before/after opening rate change analysis methods – Ioannis Bakolis

    16:50 – 17:00 Biomonitoring study methods – Mireille Toledano

    17:00 onwards Drinks / Interactive session with Environment and Health Atlas and Rapid Inquiry Facility demo

     

    Centre’s Investigators seminars are aimed at showcasing the work of the various research groups within the Centre in order to foster within-centre cohesiveness and cross-centre collaboration.

  • Short Course: Bayesian Analysis of Small Area Health Data using WinBUGS/GeoBUGS Workshop
    Dr Marta Blangiardo and Dr Ioannis Bakolis
    23 Mar, 2015 to 25 Mar, 2015
    Imperial College London
    School of Public Health
    St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    Use of Bayesian methods is becoming increasingly widespread in spatial epidemiology for analysing data with complex structure – for example, hierarchical data, spatial and temporal dependence, measurement error and so on. However, very few data analysts have any formal training in Bayesian methods. This three-day course aims to introduce quantitative researchers to the basic principles of Bayesian inference and simulation-based methods for estimating Bayesian models, and to then focus specifically on Bayesian methods for disease mapping and modelling of small area health data, and how to implement these methods using the WinBUGS/GeoBUGS software. There is a large practical component to this course with time for hands-on data analysis using a variety of examples in spatial epidemiology.

     

    Course content: 

    • Key concepts for spatial epidemiology
    • Introduction to Bayesian thinking and conjugate models
    • Introduction to Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods
    • Hierarchical models, priors and model selection
    • Bayesian spatial models for small area health data  
    • Ecological and hierarchical related regression models
    • Bayesian space-time models for small area health data
    • Model-based geostatistics for point data
    • Hands-on experience of using WinBUGS/GeoBUGS software to fit Bayesian models for small area health data

     

    Target audience: 

    Statisticians, data analysts, epidemiologists and quantitative health researchers who are interested in learning about Bayesian methods for modelling small area health data, and how to implement these methods using the WinBUGS/GeoBUGS. No previous experience of Bayesian methods or WinBUGS is necessary. However, attendees should have strong quantitative data analysis skills, including a good working knowledge of the practice and principles of linear and generalized linear models, and be familiar with standard statistical terminology and common probability distributions (normal, binomial, Poisson). 

     

    Course tutors:

    This three day specialist workshop will be led by researchers from the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health:

     

    Dr Marta Blangiardo

    Marta Blangiardo is a lecturer in Biostatistics at Imperial College London. Her key research areas are: Bayesian modelling of exposure to air pollutants, integration of air pollution concentration from different sources; Bayesian hierarchical models for combining individual and ecological data in epidemiological studies; Bayesian measurement error models.

     

    Dr Ioannis Bakolis

    Ioannis Bakolis is a Research Associate in Biostatistics at Imperial College London. His research involves development and application of hierarchical statistical methods in health and social science with particular interest in environmental epidemiology and the application of Bayesian hierarchical models to model small area health data.

     

    The registration fees are as follows:

    £250 for students

    £360 for other academic/public sector

    £500 for commercial/industry

     

    To book please use the following link:

    http://www5.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/coursebookings/WinBUGS_GeoBUGS_0315.html

     

     

  • Non-communicable disease forum: The effects of climate change on water quality
    Dr Adrian Butler and Professor Paolo Vineis
    19 Mar, 2015
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College London
    School of Public Health
    St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place
    Paddington, London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    Effects of climate change on water quality and chronic diseases in coastal areas

    Professor Paolo Vineis, School of Public Health

    Dr Adrian Butler, School of Engineering

    register nowCoastal populations in southwest Bangladesh have been experiencing increasing salinity levels in their drinking water sources and there is now evidence that increased salinity in drinking water in this and other coastal areas of South-East Asia is associated with increased blood pressure in the population.

    Several causes have been hypothesised. In 1975 India completed a barrage at Farakka, which diverts a portion of the Ganges and decreases the flow into Bangladesh. Salinity levels in downstream tributaries of the Ganges River flowing through southwest Bangladesh have been inversely related to the decreasing volume of the Ganges water flow into Bangladesh. Longer-term climatic changes have also been associated with an increase in river salinity in the area. These include rising sea level, increased ocean temperature, and changes in precipitation which have led to more frequent coastal flooding and increased salinity.

    This seminar will review the evidence on the origins of these changes, the effects on health and potential strategies for ameliorating the situation both in the long and short term.

    REGISTER NOW

     

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  • Centre's Investigators Seminar - Risk Assessment and Policy Translation
    Various, hosted by Professor Majid Ezzati
    01 Feb, 2015
    Imperial College London
    St Marys Campus, Imperial College London
    St Mary’s Hospital, Norfolk Place
    London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Centre's investigator's seminar to showcase our work within the Risk Assessment and Policy Translation theme at the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, hosted by Professor Majid Ezzati (theme lead)

    Venue, time and agenda to be confirmed.

  • Exposomics short course - Stat XP (Statistic approaches to characterize the exposome from OMICs platforms - overview and perspective)
    Dr. Marc Hyam-Chadeau
    08 Dec, 2014 to 12 Dec, 2014
    St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Stat-XP is an introductory short course to statistical models required to analyse high throughput data from well-established OMICs platforms. This includes genetic, transcriptomic, metabonomics and epigenetics data. The course will provide an in-depth description of the OMICs data, their features, and the challenges their statistical analysis raises. Stat-XP will also propose a series of lectures describing the main statistical methods used in molecular epidemiology. Corresponding seminars will show how these methods are used in practice, and computer-based practical sessions will give the opportunity to use and get familiar with the well-established software/packages enabling such analyses. Finally, we will describe methodological perspectives to improve the analysis of OMICs data in the context of the exposome.

    More details (Brochure_2014 )

  • Metabonomics in Molecular Epidemiology
    Various
    28 Nov, 2014
    St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Norfolk Place
    London
    W2 1NY
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    The UK Molecular Epidemiology Group (UKMEG) would like to cordially invite you to attend the next Winter Meeting entitled “Metabonomics in Molecular Epidemiology” which will be held Friday 28th November 2014 at Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, jointly with the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health.

    Registration is now open (deadline 14th November 2014). Registration fee for full-time students is only £15.

    Confirmed invited speakers thus far include Jeremy Nicholson (Imperial College London), Joshua Sampson (National Cancer Institute, USA), Augustin Scalbert (International Agency for Research on Cancer, France), Hector Keun & Marc Gunter (Imperial College London).

    We also invite participants to present their work. A number of abstracts will be selected for short oral presentation. In addition there will be a poster session. Accepted abstracts will be published in Mutagenesis. Abstract deadline is 31st October 2014.

    UKMEG is pleased to offer a number of travel bursaries for PhD students and postdocs (<5 years) to attend the workshop. Application deadline is 31st October 2014.

    More information to the workshop and programme updates can be found at www.meguk.org.

    We are looking forward to seeing you in London.

  • Centre's Investigators Seminar - Updates on Exposomics, i.e. the Exposome in practice
    Various, hosted by Professor Paolo Vineis
    26 Nov, 2014
    Cockburn Lecture Theatre
    Second Floor, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Building (QEQM)
    St Mary’s Hospital
    Paddington
    W2 1NY
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    Centre Investigator’s Seminar - Wednesday 26th November 2014, 14:00 to 17:45
    Centre’s Investigators seminars are aimed at showcasing the work of the various research groups within the Centre in order to foster within-centre cohesiveness and cross-centre collaboration. Everyone is welcomed to these seminars​
     

    Updates on Exposomics, i.e. the Exposome in practice
     

    Session 1 (chaired by Frank Kelly)

    14:00 – 14:30 Exposomics: a hybrid study design, and causal interpretation Paolo Vineis
    14:30 – 15:00 Personal Exposure Monitoring in Exposomics: what does it add? John Gulliver
    15:00 – 15:30 Oxford Street 2, first results Paul Cullinan
    15:30 – 15:45 Tea/Coffee/Refreshment break

     

    Session 2 (chaired by Paul Elliott)

    15:45 – 16:15 Data analysis and bioinformatics in Exposomics and related projects Marc Chadeau-Hyam
    16:15 – 16:45 Epigenetics and air pollution in Epigenair and Alspac Michelle Plusquin
    16:45 – 17:15 Metabolomics: first results from Piscina, Tapas2 and Alspac Karin VanVeldhoven & Florence Guida
    17:15 – 17:45 Adductomics, first results from the Piscina and Tapas2 studies David Phillips

    17:45 Drinks reception

    Click here for agenda

  • Outdoor Air Pollution and Asthma - an Epidemiologist's perspective
    Professor Ross Anderson, King's College London
    25 Nov, 2014
    King's College London
    Room 5.52
    Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
    London
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    Speaker: Professor Ross Anderson, King’s College London

    Location: 3.52, Franklin-Wilkins Building  Waterloo Campus (12:00 – 13:00)

    Title: Outdoor Air Pollution and Asthma - an Epidemiologist's perspective

  • Trams on track to clear the air in London?
    Lewis Lesley
    23 Sep, 2014
    Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
    Waterloo Campus
    127 Stamford Street
    Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
    London
    SE1 9NQ
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Lewis Lesley from Trampower (www.trampower.co.uk) will present a seminar on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 from 12:00 to 13:00

    Title: Trams on track to clear the air in London?

    Location: tbc, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus

  • Combining land use regression and dispersion modelling in air pollution exposure assessment - the best of both worlds?
    Dr. John Gulliver
    23 Jul, 2014
    Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
    Waterloo Campus
    room 1.11
    Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Dr. John Gulliver from the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemilogy and Biostatistics, Imperial College will present a seminar on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 from 12:00 to 13:00

    Title: Combining land use regression and dispersion modelling in air pollution exposure assessment - the best of both worlds?

    Location: Room 1.11, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus

     

  • Toxicology: Challenges in Public Health
    Dr Ovnair Sepai, Public Health England
    15 Jul, 2014
    Room 94
    Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    15/07/2014     12-1pm

    Speaker: Dr Ovnair Sepai, Public Health England

    Location: Room G94, Franklin-Wilkins Building

    Title: Toxicology: Challenges in Public Health

  • Frontiers in Air Quality Science
    Various, hosted by Prof Frank Kelly on behalf of the Frontiers in Air Quality Science Symposium Organising Committee
    23 Jun, 2014 to 24 Jun, 2014
    King's College London
    Waterloo Campus
    150 Stamford Street
    Waterloo
    London
    SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    We are delighted to announce that the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health is hosting a two day symposium in celebration of 21 years of the Environmental Research Group (ERG).The symposium will be held on Monday 23 June and Tuesday 24 June 2014 at Franklin Wilkins Building, King’s College London. The opening address will be given by Dan Costa (US EPA) and the annual lecture by Bert Brunekreef (Utrecht University).  The symposium features sessions on all areas of Air Quality Science covered by ERG with each one featuring both international experts and local speakers. 

     

    Do you have questions about Frontiers in Air Quality Science? Contact Valentina Lotti

     

  • Experimental models to assess risk potential of inhaled materials in Asthma
    Dr Martin Leonard
    17 Jun, 2014
    Room 4.63
    Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
    London
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Dr Martin Leonard from Public Health England (PHE) will present a seminar at on Tue 17th June at 12:00 - 13:00  
    The title of the seminar is "Experimental models to assess risk potential of inhaled materials in Asthma". For further information, visit the Division of of Analytical & Environmental Sciences events page, or contact Valentina Lotti.

     

  • Metabolome-based molecular phenotyping of complex diseases
    Dr Dominique Gauguier
    29 May, 2014
    Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
    Waterloo Campus
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    Metabolome-based molecular phenotyping of complex diseases
    (
    Speaker: Dr Dominique Gauguier)
    Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture at annual International Scientific Advisory Board meeting 

     

    THURSDAY 29 MAY 2014 - 5.30pm – 6.30pm followed by drinks reception
    Stamford Street Lecture Theatre, Franklin Wilkins Building, King’ College London, Waterloo, London SE1

     

    Abstract: Even though genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of complex disorders have been successful in identifying novel genetic targets, these loci explain only a small proportion of disease heritability. Phenotype heterogeneity, environmental influences and gene-environment interactions contribute to reduce the power of GWAS. The presentation will address recent work combining genetic studies and high throughput molecular phenotyping derived by genome-wide gene expression profiling methods that demonstrates the power of metabolomic methods to identify environment-responsive and disease predictive biomarkers.

     

    Biosketch: Dominique Gauguier is INSERM Director of Research at the Cordeliers Research Centre in Paris, where he leads a team working on the genetic regulation of molecular phenotypes in model systems. He was trained at the University Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris where he received a PhD in human nutrition. He joined the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford where he became Professor of mammalian genetics supported by Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowships between 1999 and 2010. His projects aim at developing integrated strategies to understand genetic and epigenetic regulations of multimodal dynamic gene expression and the impact of the gut microbiome in the regulation of complex phenotypes.

     

  • Understanding how people react to air pollution and its implications for policy and public information
    Dr Iarla Kilbane-Dawe
    29 Apr, 2014
    Room 4.63
    Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
    London
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Dr Iarla Kilbane-Dawe from Parliament Hill Research Ltd will present a seminar at on Thu 29th April at 12:00 - 13:00

    The title of the seminar is "Understanding how people react to air pollution and its implications for policy and public information"

    For further information, visit the Division of of Analytical & Environmental Sciences events page, or contact Valentina Lotti.

  • Global profiling in environmental health-related population studies: experience from the Envirogenomarkers project
    Professor Soterios Kyrtopoulos
    16 Apr, 2014
    Room 4.63
    Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
    London
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Professor Soterios Kyrtopoulos, of Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece, will present a seminar at on Wed 16th April at 12:00 - 13:00  
     

    The title of the seminar is "Global profiling in environmental health-related population studies: experience from the Envirogenomarkers project"
     

    For further information, visit the Division of of Analytical & Environmental Sciences events page, or contact Valentina Lotti.

     

     

  • 8th Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology meeting
    03 Apr, 2014
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    8th UK and Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Meeting:  Thursday 3 April 2014 - National Heart and Lung Institute (Imperial College), London SW3

    Suitable for all with research interests in occupational and environmental epidemiology.  Early career researchers are particularly welcome.

    We warmly invite abstract submissions; deadline: 3 January 2014.

    Poster prizes sponsored by IOSH: book token prizes in the ‘student/PhD’ and ‘postdoctoral’ categories (IOSH will also offer the winners automatic entry to their student poster competition, which opens next April; the prizes for the IOSH competition are £1000 and £500, and six finalists will be invited to showcase at their conference in June 2015, with expenses paid and free conference passes for the winner and runner up).

    Successful abstracts will be published online by Frontiers in Epidemiology. 

    Registration fee: £50 (rising to £75 on 20 January).

    Registration link: Online Registration Form.

    For programme and abstract submission details, please see http://lungsatwork.org.uk/courses.php

    We are very grateful for the support of Public Health England and the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, and for the Colt Foundation’s endorsement of this Meeting.

  • Investigators meeting: Air Pollution, Noise and Health theme
    Various, hosted by Prof Frank Kelly
    26 Mar, 2014
    Stamford Street Lecture Theatre
    127 Stamford Street
    London
    SE1 9NQ
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     

    The Centre Investigators Seminar will be held on Wednesday 26th March 2014,hosted by Professor Frank Kelly at KCL (Stamford Street Lecture Theatre, Waterloo)

     

    Theme:  Air pollution and Noise

     

    15:00- 15:10 Welcome and introductory remarks (Frank Kelly, KCL)

    15:10 – 15:30 The ClearfLo datasets – air quality science to underpin new health studies (Dave Green, KCL)

    15.30 - 15:50 Air quality modelling developments in the Centre (David Dajnak, KCL)

    15:50 – 16:10 Noise modelling developments in the Centre (John Gulliver, ICL)

    16:10 – 16:30 Aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease – the Heathrow study (Anna Hansell, ICL)

    16:30 – 16:50 EXHALE (Ian Mudway, KCL)

    16:50 – 17:10 CHASE (Francesco Barone-Adesi, St George's)

    17:10 – 17:30 Exploiting general practice  databases for improved cohort analysis (Richard  Atkinson, St George's)

    17:30 – 19:00 Drinks reception (Conservatory, ground floor, FWB)       

     

    The investigators seminars are aimed at showcasing the work of the various research groups within the Centre in order to foster within-centre cohesiveness and cross-centre collaboration. Everyone is invited to the investigators seminars. The seminar is followed by a drinks reception, allowing additional time for researchers to network and exchange ideas. 

     

  • Global Burden of Disease from Outdoor Air Pollution
    Professor Ross Anderson, King's College London
    18 Mar, 2014
    King's College London
    Waterloo Campus
    Room 2.81, Franklin-Wilkins Building
    Stamford Street
    London SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Professor Ross Anderson, of King's College London's Division of Analytical & Environmental Sciences, will present a seminar at 12:00 - 13:00.

    The title of the seminar is "Global Burden of Disease from Outdoor Air Pollution"

    For further information, visit the Division of of Analytical & Environmental Sciences events page, or contact Valentina Lotti.

  • Title 'tbc'
    Gregor Stewart, King's College London
    18 Feb, 2014
    King's College London
    Waterloo Campus
    Room 3.52, Franklin-Wilkins Building
    Stamford Street
    London SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Gregor Stewart, of King's College London's Division of Analytical & Environmental Sciences, will present a seminar at 12:00 - 13:00. The title of the seminar is "Characterisation and use of electrochemical sensors for measurements of personal exposure to gas-phase air pollution".

    Please see the Division of Analytical & Environmental Sciences events page for updates, or contact Valentina Lotti for further information.

  • Aflatoxin, A Global Problem: Translating Experimental Studies to Solving Health Problems
    Professor John D. Groopman, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    30 Jan, 2014
    King's College London
    Waterloo Campus
    Room 3.52
    Stamford Street
    London SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    This seminar will be presented at 12:00-13:00 by Professor John D. Groopman, Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

    For further information, contact Valentina Lotti

  • Modelling outside the box: collecting and interacting with data minus the keyboard and mouse
    Dr Jonathan Reades, Department of Geography, King's College London
    21 Jan, 2014
    King's College London
    Waterloo Campus
    Room 4.63, Franklin-Wilkins Building
    Stamford Street
    London SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Dr Jonathan Reades of King's College London's Department of Geography will present this seminar at the College's Waterloo Campus at 12:00 - 13:00.

    For more information, contact Valentina Lotti

  • SEARCHING FOR BIOMARKERS IN BIG BIOLOGICAL DATA
    DR KORBINIAN STRIMMER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LEIPZIG
    16 Dec, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    11.00-12.00 in Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre

    1st Floor, Faculty of Medicine Building, Imperial College London, St Mary’s campus, Paddington W2 1PG

     

    ABSTRACT     

    Statistical machine learning approaches are essential for knowledge discovery in large-scale biomedical data.  A particular challenging problem is the search for genes that can serve as biomarkers, predicting for example disease status or survival.

     

    In my talk I will provide an overview over a big data analysis toolbox implementing a series highly efficient statistical algorithms that we have developed in the last few years for analyzing large scale biological data.  All of these methods are by design computationally inexpensive and rely on a combination of analytic shrinkage estimation (via empirical Bayes), model selection (via false discovery rates), suitably chosen test statistics (such as CAR and CAT scores), combined with time and memory efficient computation. As a result, computationally expensive procedures, such as resampling or MCMC, which are prohibitive for big data are completely avoided.

     

    This big data toolbox allows to identify biomarkers in large-scale data sets with rare and weak effects and under complex dependencies.  In the talk the application of our methods are illustrated using gene expression data, mass spectrometric data as well as SNP data.

  • Toxicology 101 ­
    Prof. Andy Smith, MRC Toxicology Unit,
    13 Dec, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    10-11 am MDL1 Bay D, Sir Alexander Fleming Building (SAF), South Kensington

    Prof. Smith will give a masterclass session in toxicological techniques and applications for beginners and intermediates. Come along and brush up on your tox knowledge!

  • Genetics 101- a primer for the non-geneticist
    Dr David Stokes
    28 Nov, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    4-5pm Anthony de Rothschild LT, St Mary's Campus

    This 1 hour session is designed to give the non-specialist an overview of the very basics of genetics, and to give a very simple understanding of the science. It forms part of the Researchers' Society's basics classes

     

  • Annual Geoffrey Rose Memorial Lecture - 2013
    Prof Sir Michael Marmot- University College London
    26 Nov, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    “Fair Society, Healthy Lives”

     

    Professor Sir Michael Marmot, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRCP, FFPHM FMedSci
    Director of the International Institute for Society and Health
    MRC Research Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London

     

    In the Chair: Professor Paul Elliott

    Vote of Thanks: Professor Elio Riboli

     Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2013
     

    Time: 17:15 – 18:00 Tea Reception and 18:00 – 19:00 Lecture Venue: Reception in Level 2 Physics Concourse in Blackett Building and Lecture in Clore Lecture Theatre, Huxley Building, South Kensington campus, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ

    Buildings nos. 6 & 13 on the map at link http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/southkensington  

    Places are limited so please register in advance. To book RSVP:

    publichealth@imperial.ac.uk

    Abstract

    Much has been learned about the determinants of the marked inequalities in morbidity and mortality that exist between and within countries. Current thinking on the social determinants of health focuses on the lifecourse through examining the material and psychosocial conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age, and on the structural drivers of these conditions, the distribution of power, money and resources. The lecture will discuss how characteristics of the places in which people live influence health outcomes. Sir Michael will examine the impact on health outcomes of the interaction between the socioeconomic characteristics of individuals and the characteristics of the places they inhabit. Finally the lecture will explore how the social determinants of health approach feeds into policy development at multiple levels of societal organization to reduce health inequities.

     

  • Investigator Meeting: Cohorts
    Various, hosted by Prof Peter Burney
    21 Nov, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Open to all

    Venue:Paul Wood Lecture Theatre, Guy Scadding building, Royal Brompton campus

    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/royalbrompton

     

  • Metabolomics and obesity
    Dr. Ali Moayyaeri
    22 Oct, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    4 pm Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre,
    Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/stmarys

  • MRC-PHE Centre Training Programme Annual Meeting
    18 Oct, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    9:30am – 5:00pm

    King's College London (Room TBC)

    As in previous years the Training Programme Committee (TPC) and the Researchers' Society (RS) are jointly organising this event to showcase student research from across the Centre, and provide a forum for debate, exchange of ideas, and networking.

    Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. A drinks reception will follow the event.

    Attendance is expected from all students and PI's in the Centre.

  • Investigator Meeting: Exposome and Health
    Various speakers, hosted by Prof. Paolo Vinies
    12 Sep, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Open to all

    1.30-6 in the Anthony de Rothschild Lecture theatre, Imperial College, St Mary’s Campus. http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/stmarys

  • Global Screening of Environmental Contaminants and Male Reproductive Function Using Partial Least Squares Regression
    Dr Varissa Lenters, Utrecht University
    23 Jul, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Tuesday July 23  12.30-1.30 pm

    St. Mary's: Faculty of Medicine: Roger Bannister Theatre (1st Floor) 

    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/stmarys

  • Nanoparticle toxicity modelling workshop- ENI Workshop and Grantee meeting
    01 Jul, 2013 to 02 Jul, 2013
    Conference Centre, National Heart and Lung Institute,
    Imperial College London,SW3 6LY
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Venue: Conference Centre, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, (http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/nhli/training/educationcentre/enquiries/)

    Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY, UK

    Under the auspices of Kings College/Imperial College MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health

    To book a place, please contact Carolyn Green (c.p.green@imperial.ac.uk)

     

    Programme:

    1st July

    9:00 Welcome and background

    9:10 Introduction to toxicity, fate and risk assessment of nanoparticles; Mark Wiesner

    9:30 Relevant approaches to metal toxicity; Steve Lofts

    10:00 Biotic ligand approaches to nanoparticle toxicity; Kevin Wilkinson

    10:30 Tea/coffee break

    10:45 Biodynamic approaches to nanoparticle bioaccumulation; Marie-Noele Croteau

    11.15 Modelling approaches in ModNanoTox; Eva Valsami-Jones

    11:45 Nano-QSAR approaches; tbc

    12.15 Modeling Toxicokinetics and Toxicodynamics of nanoparticles in mammalian Systems; Panos Georgopoulos

    12:45 Lunch

    14:00 Breakout sessions for systems considered:

    Bioavailability

    Toxicity

    Addressing data sparsity in modelling approaches

    15:15 Tea/coffee break

    15:30 Plenary reports from the groups

    16:30 General discussion

    18.00 Drinks and dinner

    2nd July

    9:00 Nanomaterial bioavailability & environmental exposure (nanoBEE) Eva Valsami- Jones/Marie-Noele Croteau

    9:40 Transatlantic initiative for nanotechnology & the environment (TINE) Jason Unrine/Bruce Jefferson

    10:20 Risk assessment for manufactured nanoparticles used in consumer products (RAMNUC) Fan Chung/Gedi Mainelis

    11:00 Tea/coffee

    11:30 NanoFATE – Claus Svendsen, CEH

    12:00 Marina – Willie Peijnenberg NL

    12:30 Lunch and depart

  • MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health, Open Day
    25 Jun, 2013
    Paddington Station, Paddington, London, W2 1HQ
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Come along to Paddington station to meet the scientists from the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health, all day on the main concourse. Activities will include, live participation in research, art-science demonstrations, games, and the opportunity to chat with scientists who work on all aspects of environment and health related research.

  • LAQN seminar 2013
    London Air Quality Network
    21 Jun, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    This year’s LAQN seminar will take place on Friday 21st June 2013.

    The seminar will cover the latest policy developments and research findings with respect to London’s air pollution. We would welcome suggestions for topics that you would like to see featured. (Please email valentina.lotti@kcl.ac.uk ). Previous agenda and presentations can be found at http://www.londonair.org.uk/seminars/ .
     

    The event will be held at the Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building Strand Campus which  is  located in the ground floor of the Strand Campus which is just a few minutes walk from Charing Cross. Directions to the Strand Campus can be found at:

    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/download/StrandMaughanWaterloolocation.pdf

    A copy of the latest agenda for the event can be found at:

    http://www.londonair.org.uk/london/reports/Agenda_LAQN_Seminar_June_2013.pdf

  • MultiPhen: Joint Model of Multiple Phenotypes can Increase Discovery in GWAS
    Dr Paul O'Reilly, Imperial College London
    18 Jun, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    12.30-13.30 pm lecture

    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre,
    Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/stmarys

  • The MRC Science Festival
    15 Jun, 2013 to 16 Jun, 2013
    Science Museum, South Kensington, London – first floor, entry via Cosmos & Culture
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Suitable for children aged 8+ and adults

    Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2013

    10am-6pm (last entry 17.00)

    Science Museum, South Kensington, London – first floor, entry via Cosmos & Culture

    It’s only right that we share our Centenary celebrations with a wide audience. That’s why we’re hooking up with the Science Museum in London to create a weekend festival of MRC science from 15-16 June.

    Fun activities and fascinating talks will bring scientists and the public together to discuss the latest MRC research and how it builds on our research legacy from the past 100 years. Nine MRC research teams based in London will be taking part in the festival to create an exciting hands-on experience, suitable for families with children aged eight years and over.

    Museum visitors will be able to enter ’Life’ and take their character (pal) on a journey through the years by talking to our scientists and finding out about their amazing research on the brain, viruses and lots more. Visitors will take chances and make choices as they progress through the festival, to create a story for their character of a long and healthy life.

    MRC researchers taking part and festival activities include those from:

    MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre

    Influences – how will the friends and family around your pal affect its health?

    Do you remember your first day of school? The first time you got into trouble? Will your pal? Some events in life are stressful. They could alter your body and even affect how your genes function. Why not create DNA and see how social situations may affect it.

    MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

    Connections – how is your pal wired up? What chance does it have of developing a neurological condition?

    Genes are like an instruction booklet for life. They tell your body how to build and wire itself correctly. But what if these instructions are faulty? The best way to mend something is to find out where it’s broken. Can flies help us find these broken connections and fix them? See a live experiment and find out.

    MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

    (DASH – Determinants of young Adult Social well-being and Health)

    Strengths – how does your pal spend its time?

    Has your pal been around the block? Does it have friends from different backgrounds? What kind of things does it do with its family? Different experiences will help your pal adapt to life’s challenges. Explore our model city and discover the impact of living in different social environments.

    Building a healthy model city

    MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection

    Germs – will antibiotics help your pal feel better?

    Oh no! Your pal is running a fever. Will the doctor prescribe antibiotics? Not so fast… If antibiotics are used too often, bacteria build up a resistance and continue to multiply. If your pal has a virus, they won’t work at all. Germs may be small, but they put up a good fight. Put your aim to the test and see if you can target bacteria with antibiotics.

    MRC and Asthma UK Centre for Allergic Mechanisms in Asthma

    Allergies – does your pal have an allergy? Is there a way to cure it?

    Stop. Breathe … and sneeze! Allergies can be exasperating and asthma could affect your pal’s lifestyle. From pollen to peanuts, substances called allergens can cause the body to react in unwanted ways. Find out more by crawling inside a giant nose to discover the allergens that can accumulate there.

    Looking for allergens in the giant nose

    MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling

    Infected – will your pal survive the disease outbreak?

    Has your pal washed its hands today? Did someone just cough on it? Vaccinations can stop the spread of illnesses such as the flu. If your pal hasn’t been vaccinated, then it could become infected by others around it. Find out if your pal is infected or protected and take part in the spread of the disease within the festival.

    Tracking a virus outbreak

    MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health

    Risk – will your pal live in the city or the country?

    There’s nothing like a breath of fresh air. But how fresh is the air your pal breathes? Life can be ridden with smoky exhaust pipes and nasty chemicals. How will substances from the outside affect your pal’s body inside? Could devices such as a smartphone help your pal avoid unhealthy areas? Why not see the equipment researchers use to test what’s in the air around you.

    MRC Centre for Transplantation

    Replacement parts – does your pal need a transplant? How can we help it return to a healthy life?

    What if one of your pal’s organs stopped working? Does your pal really need both its kidneys? What about all its liver? Luckily, many organs can be replaced. Find out which one by exploring our life size model body with organs. But organ transplants should not be taken lightly; recovery can be tough.

    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing

    Highway to health – is it ever too late, or too early, to lead a healthy life? What will your pal do?

    So many options, so little time! Will your pal take the stairs or the lifts? Will it snack on apples or brownies? Whatever path your pal takes, it’s always better to understand how decisions will affect its health. Test your grip strength, memory and balance and see where you rank.

    The festival at the Science Museum will be followed by the MRC’s Centenary Open Week from 20 – 26 June, during which MRC units and centres across the UK will throw open their doors to the public to give them a taste of some of the awe-inspiring science that goes on in our research establishments. Find out about open days near you on our Centenary website at: www.centenary.mrc.ac.uk/open_days

  • Pop 24/7 and future of the Census in England
    Dr Sam Cockings, Southampton University
    11 Jun, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    12.30-13.30 pm lecture

    DADDS Lecture Theatre,
    Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/stmarys

  • Launch of The Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition Series
    The Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition Series
    06 Jun, 2013
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

     09:00am – 5:00pm (UK time), Thursday June 6, 2013

    Rothschild Lecture Theatre

    St Mary`s Campus- Imperial College London

    United Kingdom

    Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG

    Please register your interest in attending the symposium:

    event@globalnutritionseries.org

     

    Map of Imperial College’s St Mary’s Campus:

    https://workspace.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/public/stmarysmap.pdf

    (Please enter at the School of Medicine, at the bottom yellow arrow)

  • MRC-HPA annual guest lecture: Gene-environmental interactions in the emergence of personalised medicine.
    Professor Stephen T Holgate CBE, FMedSci MRC Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology Faculty of Medicine Clinical and Experimental Sciences
    04 Jun, 2013
    Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    St Mary`s Campus- Imperial College London
    United Kingdom
    More Information:

    Open to all

    Time:16.25-17.20

    Abstract:  In 1892, William Osler produced the first comprehensive textbook on medicine (The Principles and Practice of Medicine) that brought together clinical observations, pathology and physiology to provide a disease classification based upon scientific knowledge (1). This led to the identification of diagnostic and therapeutic paradigms that on the whole has served patients well. For lung disease the identification of effective antimicrobials, bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory corticosteroids have all had a major impact. However, despite this, there are many lung diseases that are incompletely responsive or not responsive at all (e.g. COPD, IPF chronic severe asthma). The last decade has also witnessed a lack of new therapeutics coming forward for lung disease. For example, there have only been 2 new treatments for asthma in the last 50 years (leukotriene modifiers and anti-IgE mAb) both directed to targets known for many years (2). The cost of drug development has dramatically increased partly due to the need for large trials, comparative efficacy and absolute safety (3).  Finally, the importance of environmental factors interacting with susceptibility genes across the lifecourse in the pathophysiology of lung disease is now realised, but interestingly the genes identified are not those identified through population-based GWAS, but clusters of rare variants (4, 5).

    The targeting of specific receptors or cytokines with monoclonal antibodies has thrown into further relief the exquisite precision with which such treatments are able to identify subtypes of disease that are dependent upon a specific pathway being expressed. Two good examples of this are the identification of responders and non-responders to anti-IL-13 and anti-IL-5 in asthma. While animal (especially mouse) models predicted a high level of responsiveness if these cytokines were inhibited, in reality only a very small population gained benefit from them. In each case there were particular biomarkers (serum periostin and sputum/circulating eosinophils in steroid-dependent asthma) that helped identify engagement of Th2-type inflammatory pathways involved in the pathphoysiology of disease.  Not only were the animal models poorly predictive of therapeutic efficacy across all comers with asthma, but selection of biomarker (periostin for anti0IL-13) and trial endpoint (exacerbations not routine asthma measures for anti-IL-5) (6). Thus what was once considered a homogeneous disease classified for treatment purposes by severity turns out to be highly heterogeneous when considered according to causal pathways. This concept is already well established in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and increasingly so in other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis (7).

    Thus, our increasing capacity to describe a person’s biological makeup has led to the realisation that many of these problems are explained by the variability in our individual characteristics (8). Consequently, it is clear that we must move away from a one-size-fits-all approach and towards healthcare that is tailored to the needs and characteristics of the individual. Personalised medicine is a new approach to classifying, understanding, treating and preventing disease based on data and information on individual biological and environmental differences. It seeks to integrate data on the entire dynamic biological makeup of each individual as well as the environmental and lifestyle factors that interface with this makeup to generate a complex, individual phenotype. In essence, personalised medicine represents a shift from reactive medicine to proactive, pre-emptive and preventive (P4) healthcare (9).

    Personalised medicine can be considered as a data-driven approach. As a critical first step in the development of personalised medicine, traditional disease classifications will need to be re-evaluated. Rather than focusing on constellations of symptoms or on a particular organ or system as described by Osler and the current basis of disease classification, diagnosis will increasingly focus on integrating information from multiple sources, not only genomics and other ‘omics technologies but also environmental and lifestyle data. This new disease taxonomy cannot be established, however, without first collecting and integrating vast amounts of data from as many individuals as possible in representative samples of the European population. The challenge of data collection for personalised medicine is already beginning to be met by a series of biobanks (such as the FP-7 IMI UBIOPRED project in severe asthma [10]) and exposomes (11) that are being established worlwide. The importance of this work cannot be underestimated, yet it must also be recognised that this is only the beginning. This infrastructure must now be consolidated and expanded into an interactive European network. To this end, it will be necessary to harmonise protocols for data collection and handling, address cross-border issues associated with data sharing and identify ways not only to integrate the enormous range of relevant biological datasets but also to link them to contextual information on environmental variables, lifestyle, nutrition, etc (12, 13). Data relevant to personalised medicine are not only generated in the clinic and the laboratory. Citizens and patients are increasingly taking advantage of social media and new technologies to share information about their own health and lifestyle.

    As the evidence base is established for personalised medicine and supported by resources such as large reference datasets, the challenge will be to translate that knowledge into tangible health benefits for European citizens on a day-to-day basis. The long-term vision of the approach is to be able to access a comprehensive, contextualised dataset for each citizen and use the information to identify those measures that will best support the health and wellbeing of that person. To achieve this, powerful information and communication technology will be required (7). For instance, modelling can be used to generate virtual patients, such that each citizen might conceivably have a virtual twin that can be used to model and predict outcomes such as response to therapeutic or preventive interventions.

    To achieve this research will need to change to becoming more collaborative and multidisciplinary. In addition to collecting well phenotyped patients and bio-resources considerable effort will need to be spent on generating data in a form that allows integration of data from many different sources such as ‘omics, exposures, population sciences and patient electronic records (“information commons”) and its bioinformatic interrogation to create a pathway and network approach to disease causation (14). One can envisage a situation of a complex disease such as IPF having 30-50 important causative pathways and that for any one patient  a selection will be utilised whereas in another patient a combination of these or different pathways maybe engaged as has been successful in lung cancer (15). Greater cooperation will be needed with the biotechnology, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and computational industries, not only for identifying target pathways and new drugs/biologics, but for moving biomarker discovery into companion diagnostic tests. The ERS could play a major catalytic role in achieving these objectives, especially in the educational and research fields.

     

     

     

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    26 Apr, 2013
    United Kingdom
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    12:00 - room 2.81
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    United Kingdom
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    12.30-13.30 pm lecture

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    Dr David Pino, Barcelona Tech University
    18 Apr, 2013
    United Kingdom
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    12:00 - Room 3.52 FWB
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    Dr Andy West, GlaxoSmithKline
    22 Mar, 2013
    United Kingdom
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    16:30-17:30-  Room 4.63 FWB
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    Prof Jim Zhang
    19 Mar, 2013
    United Kingdom
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    12.30-1.30pm,
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre,
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    United Kingdom
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    12.30-13.30 pm lecture
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  • Researchers’ Society Project Management-Training day
    06 Mar, 2013
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    Open to all!                                            

    From planning your work and applying for funding, to getting and writing up results, project management affects every part of your research work.

    ....Yet project management remains one area where researchers still regularly report a of lack confidence.

    In association with Ketso, the MRC-HPA Researchers’ Society have organised two free project management training events on the 6th of May

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    Join colleagues from across London and the region to learn from each other and explore new ideas.

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    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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  • Investigator Meeting: Mechanistic Toxicology
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    United Kingdom
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    1.30-6 in the Anthony de Rothschild Lecture theatre, Imperial College, St Mary’s Campus. http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/stmarys
     
    The meeting will highlight the work of the new Mechanistic Toxicology Theme.
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  • Health impacts following the Japanese Tsunami
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    05 Feb, 2013
    United Kingdom
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    12.30-1.30pm,
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  • Nuclear Power Plant accidents – the real consequences for health
    Prof Gerry Thomas, Imperial College London
    29 Jan, 2013
    United Kingdom
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    12.30-1.30pm,
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    29 Jan, 2013
    United Kingdom
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    12:00 - room 3.52
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  • Novel ways of measuring salinity in estuaries
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    Daads Lecture Theatre (Third Floor)
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    Tuesday December 4 12.30-13.30
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    Daads Lecture Theatre (Third Floor)
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    12.30-13.30 Lecture
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    Rothschild Lecture Theatre
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  • Frontiers in Spatial Epidemiology
    05 Nov, 2012 to 06 Nov, 2012
    Natural History Museum
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    AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS OF THE SMALL AREA HEALTH STATISTICS UNIT

    The Small Area Health statistics Unit (SAHSU) celebrated its 25th Anniversary at a major Symposium, Frontiers in Spatial Epidemiology, on the 5th and 6th November 2012, hosted by the MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health.

    The symposium was held in the spectacular setting of the world-famous Natural History Museum, London. It brought together over 200 researchers, from 29 countries, to present and explore the latest advances in the field.
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    The event celebrated both the first 25 years of SAHSU, and the great advances made in the field of spatial epidemiology over that time, as well as looking ahead to advances in the field and the direction of spatial epidemiology over the next 25 years. SAHSU would like to thank all the participants, speakers and organisers for making the meeting such a success.

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    • Linda Beale, Esri
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    • Bayesian Analysis of Small Area Health Data using WinBUGS/GeoBUGS

    (Workshop leads: Professor Nick Best, Dr Marta Blangiardo)

    • Modelling of Environmental Exposures using GIS

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    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
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  • Smarter Air-Quality Analysis for Source Performance Assessment
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    Franklin-Wilkins building, Waterloo campus
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    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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  • Mechanistic role of cytochrome P4501A and 1B1 enzymes in hyperoxic lung injury: Implications for chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia) in premature infants
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    13 Jul, 2012
    1pm
    Room 4.63
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    King`s College London
    United Kingdom
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  • The role of physical activity in cancer control: epidemiologic evidence and biologic mechanisms. Physical activity and cancer
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    London Air Quality Network
    28 Jun, 2012
    Lecture theatre B5,
    Frankin Wilkins Building
    Waterloo Campus
    King’s College London
    United Kingdom
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    Lecture theatre B5, Frankin Wilkins Building
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    28th June 2012

    The seminar is free to our funding organisations, project partners, researchers and collaborators.

  • London Air Quality Network Seminar 2012
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    28 Jun, 2012
    Lecture theatre B5
    Frankin Wilkins Building
    Waterloo Campus
    King’s College London
    United Kingdom
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    Professor Paul Elliott , Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Director of SAHSU, Director of the MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health
    26 Jun, 2012
    United Kingdom
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  • Evaluating the performance of air quality models
    David Carslaw, Principal Scientist in Air Quality Science, Science Policy Group, King’s College London
    24 Jun, 2012
    Franklin-Wilkins Building
    King’s College London
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    London, SE1 9NH
    United Kingdom
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  • Built environment, active travel, and health: filling in research gaps
    Dr Audrey de Nazelle – The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidimiology, Barcelona
    21 Jun, 2012
    United Kingdom
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    For: Tim Sprosen, Helen Ward, Prof Sophie Day. Against: David Stokes. Plus contributions from the Audience
    19 Jun, 2012
    United Kingdom
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  • Epidemiology in a changing world
    Professor Neil Pearce – Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, LSHTM
    14 Jun, 2012
    United Kingdom
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    29 May, 2012
    15.00-16.00
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    Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    St Mary`s Campus
    United Kingdom
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    15 May, 2012
    12.30-13.30
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    St Mary`s Campus
    United Kingdom
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    10 May, 2012
    1400-1730
    Anthony Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    St Mary’s campus
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    United Kingdom
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    Dr Ruth Travis, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford
    01 May, 2012
    12.30-13.30
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
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    United Kingdom
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    12.30-13.30 pm lecture, Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, St Mary`s Campus

  • Role of genetic variation in disease pathogenesis through the lens of metabolic traits
    Dr Inga Prokopenko, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
    30 Apr, 2012
    3:00pm
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    St Mary’s Campus,
    United Kingdom
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    Monday 30th April 2012 at 3:00pm Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, First Floor, St Mary’s Campus, Paddington

  • Sensing the City: Mapping and Analysing London’s Population Data Flows
    Dr James Cheshire – UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
    24 Apr, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Evaluating the performance of air quality models
    Dr David Carslaw – Principal Scientist in Air Quality Science, Science Policy Group, King’s College London
    19 Apr, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • The Virtual Physiological Human
    Professor Michael Soljac – Primary Care Deptrtment, Imperial College London
    20 Mar, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Exploring the use of transcriptomics in the prospective Norwegian Women and Cancer (NOWAC) postgenome cohort
    Dr Eiliv Lund and Sandra Plancade – University of Tromso, Norway
    28 Feb, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Researchers` Society Master Class:Engaging with Outreach
    Alan West MBE – Director, Reach Out Lab, Imperial College Outreach
    23 Feb, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Protein adducts as biomarkers of exposure to reactive electrophiles – targeted and untargeted approaches
    Professor Steve Rappaport – Professor of Environmental Health, University of North Carolina
    22 Feb, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Comparisons within randomised groups can be very misleading
    Professor Martin Bland – University of York
    21 Feb, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Cleaning and Dust Suppressants in London – Corridors, Construction sites and Industrial areas.
    Will Fooks – Transport for London
    21 Feb, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Investigator’s Seminar- Nanoparticles and Human Health- Colleagues from across the Centre
    16 Feb, 2012
    United Kingdom
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    Introduced by Terry Tetley, Professor of Lung Cell Biology, National Heart and Lung Institute. The half day seminar consisted of presentations outlining the developments of in vitro, and in vivo, studies of nanoparticle impacts on health. Both engineered and incidental nanopartical sources were considered. The meeting was followed by a networking reception.

  • Work in progress in clinical trials
    Professor Neil Poulter – co director of Imperial Clinical Trials Unit
    14 Feb, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Researchers’ Society Master Class: Health Economics
    Primrose Musingarimi – Astellas
    07 Feb, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Can molecular data from human observational studies aid in the risk assessment of benzene?
    Dr Roel Vermeulen – University of Utrecht
    13 Jan, 2012
    United Kingdom
  • Regulation and management of GM mosquitoes
    Professor John Mumford – Centre for Environmental Policy
    20 Dec, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • First Geoffrey Rose Memorial Lecture: Mediterranean Diet Past/Present: What? Why? Strengths and Limitations
    Dr Jeremiah Stamler – Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, US
    16 Dec, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • Researchers` Society Master Class- Project management
    Terrence Simmons – Imperial College London
    14 Dec, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • Obesity and Colorectal Cancer: Epidemiology, Mechanisms and Prevention
    Dr Marc Gunter – Imperial College London
    13 Dec, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • A hidden Markov model for lung cancer
    Dr Marc Chadeau-Hyam – Imperial College London
    08 Dec, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • Geographical clustering of S Typhi genotypes and their link to severity of disease in urban areas of Sulawesi, Papua and Kalimantan
    Pauline Scheelbeek– Centre student, Imperial College London
    08 Nov, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • Investigator’s Seminar- Cohorts- Colleagues from across the Centre
    03 Nov, 2011
    United Kingdom
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    Introduced by Peter Burney, Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health, National Heart and Lung Institute. The half day seminar consisted of presentations outlining the developments, advantages, and limitations of working with cohort studies, and the processes behind developing new cohort studies.  The meeting was followed by a networking reception.

  • Extreme Events and Health Protection – what are the challenges?
    Professor Virginia Murray – Health Protection Agency
    25 Oct, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • Particulate air pollution and child health
    Professor Jonathan Grigg – Queen Mary`s University London
    11 Oct, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • The Archimedes model of health and healthcare
    Mika Newton – Archimedes project
    20 Sep, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • NanoImpactNet Workshop- The European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials
    17 Sep, 2011 to 18 Sep, 2011
    United Kingdom
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    The main aim of the "NanoImpactNet Workshop on Nanoparticle Metrics and Exposure: From Exposure to Effects" was to bring together experts in these different research fields to build a bridge from exposure to health effects for manufactured nanomaterials. The discussions started with a presentation of the state-of-the-art and future needs and moved on to cover all the relevant aspects bridging the fields of release and exposure in toxicological studies.

  • Carbon-14 analyses for source apportionment of carbonaceous PM
    Dr Mat Heal – Senior Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry, School of Chemistry University of Edinburgh
    06 Sep, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • Particles - measurement devices, particle characterisation, metrics and exposure
    Dr Thomas Kuhlbusch – King’s College London
    09 Aug, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • London Air Quality Network Seminar- London Air Quality Network
    01 Jul, 2011
    United Kingdom
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    The full day meeting of the London Air Quality Network, saw presentations given on a range of air quality topics. A particular focus was PM10 concentrations from woodsmoke, as were NOx and NO2 concentrations and their sources.

  • Postdoctoral Careers day - Invited Speaker
    Dr Jennifer Rohn – Chair/Founder- Science is Vital
    30 Jun, 2011
    United Kingdom
  • Centre Annual Meeting-
    10 Jun, 2011
    United Kingdom
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    In conjunction with the International Scientific Advisory Board meeting, the Annual meeting provided an excellent opportunity for Investigators, Researchers, and Students from across the Centre to come together and learn about the breadth of the Centre’s work. Over 120 Centre members attended the event, attending a series of seminars, a lunchtime poster session, and concluding with the Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture.

  • Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture “Characterizing the Human Exposome to Complement the Genome”
    Professor Martyn Smith – Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California
    10 Jun, 2011
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    United Kingdom
  • Global Health Short Course
    Various
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    This exciting and interactive course aims to give you the opportunity to broaden your understanding and knowledge of global health issues, alongside a more thorough understanding of the wider determinants of health. 

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