Call for abstracts: ‘Population Health in a Post-Genomic Era’ , Dec 15-16th

The call for abstracts is now open for the first Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Life Sciences conference on ‘Population Health in a Post-Genomic Era’ (15 and 16 December 2014) at the new Royal London Dental Hospital Education Academy, on our Whitechapel campus in London.

The conference is part of a new interdisciplinary initiative in Life Sciences, details of which can be found at the end of this email or on our website:

The ethos for the ‘Population Health in a Post-Genomic Era’ conference will be exploration of the capacity, constraints and utility of using the data which are becoming increasingly readily available on both an individual’s genome and now post-genomic information (proteome, metabolome etc), perhaps in combination with information about their physical and social environment, to make inferences about their susceptibility to diseases and disorders and/or their response to treatment regimes.

We have a series of high-profile plenary speakers at this event representing each of the four research domains that we have identified as being important in this endeavour (Society, Population and Environment; Computational Biology; Basic Biomedical Science and Translational Biomedical Science).

Confirmed external speakers include:

  • Susan Lea – University of Oxford
  • Tim Hubbard – Genomics England
  • Anne Kerr – University of Leeds
  • Philippe Sanseau – GSK
  • Tim Spector – Kings College London
  • Douglas Kell – University of Manchester

If you wish to attend the conference, please following this link to register:

The conference fee is £100 for non-QM Academics (and non-QM Students: £25)

Call for Abstracts:

We are currently accepting abstracts for poster presentations and talks at the conference. (Please note that accepted oral presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration (with an additional 5 minutes for questions); for accepted posters, these should be size A1 portrait (594 x 841 mm), designed to be mounted on Velcro poster boards and viewable for the duration of the conference).

If you wish to offer a talk or a poster, please download and complete the abstract submission form found here: Completed abstract submission forms should be sent no later than 5pm, 26 September 2014.

We hope you can join us on the 15 and 16 December.

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