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UK Biobank Winter Scientific Conference 2022

08/12/2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

UK Biobank Winter Conference

This stimulating event will feature world-leading speakers, exciting data developments, and updates on novel scientific results. Network with industry and academic colleagues and take part in lively panel Q&A sessions.

Multi-omics in UK Biobank

This session will cover the potential for vast amounts of new data to be generated from UK Biobank’s biological samples. The session will include information about the measurement and analysis of metabolomics, proteomics, epigenetics and infectious disease markers in UK Biobank for health-related research.

How UK Biobank is enabling dementia research

The first of our afternoon sessions will explore how UK Biobank is enabling dementia research, and provide insights into how repeat imaging and digital tools could be used to better characterise cognitive decline and disease classification.

Enhanced health outcomes data in UK Biobank

Our final session will cover UK Biobank’s strategy for incorporating new data on health outcomes into the resource. This includes linkage to cancer histopathology datasets, and ophthalmic healthcare records. The session will also cover approaches needed to characterise health outcomes at-scale across diverse health record data.

11:30 -11:35

Professor Lord Ajay Kakkar, UK Biobank Chairman: Introduction and welcome

11.35 – 11:40

Professor Valerie O’Donnell, Cardiff University: Session Chair

11:40 – 11:50

Dr Chris Whelan, Janssen: The story so far – the UK Biobank Pharma Proteomics Project

11:50 – 12:00

Heli Julkunen, Senior Data Scientist, Nightingale Health: The value of metabolomics data in UK Biobank

12:00 – 12:10

Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash, LSHTM: Measuring infectious markers in UK Biobank and its potential value

12:10 – 12:20

Professor Wolf Reik, Altos: Epigenetic assay strategies

12:20 -12:50

Professor Caroline Relton, Bristol University: panel member

12:20 – 12:50

Panel Discussion

1:50 – 1:55

Professor Julie Williams, UK DRI: Introduction and Chair

1:55 – 2:05

Professor Paul Matthews, Imperial College London: Added value of repeat imaging and assays

2:05 – 2:15

Professor David Llewellyn, Exeter University: Milti-morbidity and dementia risk

2:15 – 2:25

Professor James Rowe, University of Cambridge: Prediagnostic supranuclear palsy

2:25 – 2:35

Professor Valentina Escott-Price, Cardiff University: The use of genetic risk scores to stratify populations for dementia risk

2:35 – 3:05

Panel discussion

3:30 – 3:35

Professor John Danesh, Cambridge University: Introduction and session chair

3:35 – 3:45

Professor Naomi Allen, UK Biobank: UK Biobank’s strategy for phenotyping health outcomes

3:45 – 3:55

Professor Josh Denny, NIH: Use of automated approaches for outcome phenotyping using existing linkages

3:55 – 4:05

Kezia Gaskill, University of Oxford: Value of digital histopathology slides for phenotyping cancer outcomes

4:05 – 4:15

Anthony Khawaja, University College London: Value of linking to ophthalmic healthcare records

4:15 – 4:45

Dr Michael Chapman, HDRUK: Panel discussion

4:45 – 4:55

Professor Sir Rory Collins, UK Biobank: Getting the most out of UK Biobank

4:55 – 5:00

Professor John Iredale, MRC: Closing remarks

The UK Biobank Research Analysis Platform: ask the experts!

The UK Biobank and DNAnexus Research Analysis Platform (RAP) teams will be on hand during the UK Biobank Winter Scientific Conference to answer your questions on the platform.

Find out how analysing UK Biobank data in the cloud, with global collaborators and integrated tools can accelerate your next research finding.

The UK Biobank Research Analysis Platform

Catch up on our summer Scientific Conference to find out more about how the accessibility of our data can facilitate your vision for health research here.

Learn more about our previous Scientific Conference here.


Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Broad Sanctuary
London, Greater London SW1P 3EE United Kingdom
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