Molecular Epidemiology Group - UK

Who are we?

scientistThe MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY GROUP "MEG-UK" was founded in 1996 as an interest group within the UNITED KINGDOM ENVIRONMENTAL MUTAGEN SOCIETY (UKEMS; website www.ukems.org ).

Its aim is to foster multi-disciplinary links between epidemiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, geneticists, toxicologists, pathologists, nutritionists, clinician scientists, public health scientists and others studying the role of environmental and genetic factors in the aetiology of chronic disease. MEG-UK thus represents a forum for communication among researchers from diverse fields and aims to bring the best methodologies to bear on the study of the causes and prevention of human disease. MEG recognises that advances in technology provide opportunities and challenges that can only be addressed through such multidisciplinary working.

The Group has organised a number of meetings on topics relating to the use of molecular biomarkers in studying the epidemiology of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Scientific meetings are organised annually.

MEG-UK members include epidemiologists, laboratory scientists, clinicians and others with an interest in molecular epidemiology. We welcome new members.


NEW ! The 2nd announcement of the programme of the MEG Winter meeting 2014 Imperial College, London

MEG will host the next winter meeting entitled “ Metabonomics in Molecular Epidemiology” at Imperial College London together with the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health. More information
• Registration form UK MEG 2014 doc
• Abstract submission form UK MEG 2014 doc


The 11th International Conference on Mechanisms of Antimutagenesis and Anticarcinogenesis (ICMAA 2015) is being held in Vienna from the 17th-20th February 2015. More information

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