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Background . topb(1).gif (622 bytes)
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Founded in 1996, with assistance from the United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society to which we are affiliated, the Group has held two meetings per year. Topics covered at these meetings included the use of molecular biomarkers in epidemiology, genetic polymorphism, molecular epidemiology of diabetes, neurological diseases, infection and immunity, and respiratory disease, gene-environment interactions in occupational and environmental carcinogenesis, environmental oestrogens and diet and cancer.

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The United Kingdom Molecular Epidemiology Group (MEG) is dedicated 'to promoting a multidisciplinary approach to population-based molecular studies of environmental causes of human disease'. The objectives of the Group include:-
  • Bringing together epidemiologists, laboratory scientists, clinicians and all others with an interest in molecular epidemiology to pursue a multidisciplinary approach;
  • Providing a forum for meetings, workshops;
  • Providing technical and continuing education courses as appropriate;
  • Promoting the application of quality control in molecular epidemiology studies;
  • Producing position papers on topics in molecular epidemiology;
  • Representing the UK on issues relating to molecular epidemiology, both nationally and internationally.

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Currently the MEG has over 100 members. The present Committee consists of Professor Chris Wild, Leeds (Chair), Professor David Phillips, Sutton (Secretary), Dr Lesley Rushton, Leicester (Treasurer), Dr Ann Daly, Newcastle, Professor Peter Farmer, Leicester and Professor Julian Little, Aberdeen.  Jenny Duckmanton, York, is the Administrative Secretary.

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spacer(2).gif (56 bytes) UK MEG-UKEMS Meeting "Molecular Epidemiology and the Assessment of Chronic disease Risk" 15th to 17th September 2004. Low Wood Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria, UK

Preliminary Programme Outline

Registration Form

Abstract Submission Form

Bursaries for Young Scientists


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For any enquiries about the UK Molecular Epidemiology Group please contact Jenny Duckmanton on


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