• 'Stat-XP: Statistical approaches to characterize the exposome from OMICs platforms: Overview and Perspective' Short Course
    28 Nov, 2016 to 02 Dec, 2016
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    Registration is now open for the third of the 'Stat-XP: Statistical approaches to characterize the exposome from OMICs platforms: Overview and Perspective' course.


    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.
    Participants will be able to run their own analyses at the end of the course (readily usable scripts from practicals will be provided). This should open doors to the implementation of novel studies building upon existing underexploited data or publicly available databases. Potentially interested audience ranges from academics with statistical/biological/clinical backgrounds, to non-academics with interests in risk stratification.
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  • Exposome Research to Study the Impact of Environment on Health, Utrecht, 2016
    M.Oudeman, R. Vermeulen, P.Vineis, D.Grobbee, J. Vlaanderen, M.Sun, J.Okeme, N. Mostafavi.
    28 Oct, 2016
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    For many common diseases such as cardiovascular, respiratory, cancer, and neurological disorders, the environment constitutes a large risk factor. Understanding environmental impacts on human health and how these can be modified to improve health are the next steps in improving health and wellbeing across the lifespan. The Exposome concept was developed to quantify the totality of a person’s environmental exposures in space and time, including where we live, the air we breathe, our social interactions and lifestyle such as smoking and exercise, and the extent to which these affect inherent biological functions encoded by our genome.  
    This workshop introduces the concept of the Exposome and provides examples of implementing this research in a new generation of studies of environmental health risks. The workshop is organized by Utrecht University as part of a global collaboration with the University of Toronto and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
    Target audience:
    The workshop is organized for national researchers and other parties that are interested to learn about the Exposome concept, the research projects, and international collaborations that are currently undertaken in this field. The working language will be English.
    The workshop will take place between 15:00-17:30PM, at Utrecht University Campus de Uithof.
  • Association or causation in miasmas and mixtures: Current reflections on Bradford Hill's 1965 contribution to Public Health
    Speakers include: include Abee Boyles, Elisabeth Cardis, Carl Cranor, David Gee, Philippe Grandjean, Lennart Hardell, Andreas Kortenkamp, Raymond Neutra, Richard Peto, Geof Rayner, Kenneth Rothman, Christina Ruden, Kurt Straif, Jan Vandenbroucke, Paolo Vi
    13 Oct, 2016 to 14 Oct, 2016
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    To mark this 50th anniversary, the Royal Society of Medicine, is hosting a two day workshop on 13-14 October 2016,  to be held at the same venue of the Bradford Hill lecture in 1965. A strong line-up of renowned international speakers will discuss these issues with participants that include EU and national level risk assessment committees, policymakers, academics, and key stakeholder groups. Speakers include Abee Boyles, Elisabeth Cardis, Carl Cranor, David Gee, Philippe Grandjean, Lennart Hardell, Andreas Kortenkamp, Raymond Neutra, Richard Peto, Geof Rayner, Kenneth Rothman, Christina Ruden, Kurt Straif, Jan Vandenbroucke, Paolo Vineis and Tracey Woodruff.

    The meeting is organised by the Epidemiology & Public Health Section of RSM in partnership with Brunel University London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College London. The workshop aims to address the critical issues for public and environmental health raised in the Bradford Hill lecture and subsequent landmark paper and in light of today’s knowledge about multi-causality and complexity, to critically re-assess his approach and the use, misuse and current utility of his "viewpoints" in avoiding or minimising harm to public health and environments.

  • The exposome: from concept to practice
    Please follow the link below for full details on the event speakers.
    04 Sep, 2016
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    This workshop will focus on recently begun efforts on bringing the exposome from concept to practice as a tool to discover novel associations between environmental factors and human health. Through presentations of differing approaches we want to explore the practical implementation of the exposome concept into ongoing studies around the globe. What are the challenges and potential solutions to advance the incorporation of the exposome into studies of environmental health?


    David Balshaw, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA

    Roel Vermeulen, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

    Paolo Vineis, Imperial College London, UK

    For more details please follow the link above.

  • The 39th Annual UKEMS Conference - King's College London
    Keynote Lectures: Sir Michael Stratton (Hinston), Alan Lehmann (Bristol), Jos Kleinjans (Maastricht). Please see below for a full list of invited speakers.
    26 Jun, 2016 to 29 Jun, 2016
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    The 39th Annual UKEMS conference to be held at King's 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 on the website including a detailed programme of the conference. 

    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.PhD students are encouraged 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



  • Epigenetics and Environmental Origins of Cancer Conference
    Please follow the link on the detailed programme for details on all event speakers.
    11 Jun, 2016 to 12 Jun, 2016
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  • IARC 50th Anniversary Conference
    Christopher Wild (IARC), Paolo Vineis (Imperial College London), Elio Riboli (Imperial College London) alongside a wide variety of event guest speakers.
    07 Jun, 2016 to 10 Jun, 2016
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    Please follow the link below for additional details on the agenda and programme of the Conference.

    Detailed Programme

    Paolo Vineis presentation, 'Systems perspectives of the exposome'

  • EU FP7 Expoosmics/ Helix/ Heals Statistical Meeting London
    Juan Ramon, Roel Vermeulen, Rob Stiernum, Lutzen Portengen, Xavier Basagna Flores & Marc Chadeau.
    25 May, 2016
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    During this workshop participants from HELIX and EXPOSoMICs will follow-up on previous meetings to finalise ongoing simulation work to test, and quantitatively compare statistical methods to explore the exposome.

    The afternoon session will include partners from HEALS project and will be dedicated to the presentation of (in-house) Bioinformatics tools for exposome science as used in each of the three projects.

  • 10th UK & Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Conference 2016
    Karin van Veldhoven, presenting 'The impact of short term exposure to disinfection by-products on the metabolome - a metabolome-wide association study'. Please see attached programme for a full list of event speakers.
    21 Apr, 2016
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  • Second International Human Biomonitoring Conference, Berlin 2016
    Please see attached programme for a full list of event speakers.
    19 Apr, 2016
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  • 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
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    St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Norfolk Place
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom

    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 PDF Acrobat Document)

  • MRC-PHE Centre Investigator's Seminar: Updates on Exposomics - the Exposome in practice
    Paolo Vineis, John Gulliver, Paul Cullinan, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Michelle Plusquin, David Phillips, Karin van Veldhoven and Florence Guida
    26 Nov, 2014
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    Cockburn Lecture Theatre, Second Floor, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Building (QEQM),
    St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington
    South Wharf Road,
    W2 1NY
    United Kingdom





  • Short course: Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Disease and the Exposome
    30 Sep, 2013 to 04 Oct, 2013
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    Utrecht University

    This course introduces the concepts, principles, and use of molecular methods in epidemiologic research. Topics that will be covered include: introduction into platforms (epigenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics), implementation of molecular markers in epidemiology, the role of molecular epidemiology in the analysis of the exposome, and practical examples of molecular epidemiological studies. In addition, the course will feature a specific module on the challenges of statistical analysis of molecular epidemiological studies consisting of lectures and practical work.