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 ).

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.

Molecular Epidemiology Course - June 2014

The Maastricht Molecular Epidemiology Expertise group (M2E2) offers you a challenging five days course (16-20 June 2014) to grasp the essentials of molecular epidemiology -view flyer.

The course brings together the different fields of expertise involved in molecular epidemiological research in a comprehensive and integrated manner. Participants will be confronted with issues such as study design, challenges of incorporating omics data in population studies, statistical analysis of complex data, and interpretation of findings in the context of public health. Focus lies especially on methodological issues, with a variety of disease settings as illustration. The audience targeted is PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from epidemiology, biology, medicine, statistics, and related fields, as well as those working in public health, who want to become acquainted with this expanding research area. For more information see our website and enclosed flyer. Register through our website:

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