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Queen Mary’s first Life Sciences conference – 15-16 December 2014

Friday 12 September 2014

Queen Mary students and staff have until Friday 26 September to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at QMUL’s first life sciences conference to be held on 15 - 16 December, 2014. The conference is part of QMUL’s exciting new interdisciplinary life sciences initiative and the theme of the conference is “Population health in a post-genomic era”. Find out more about life sciences and how you can get involved.

The ethos for the conference will be the exploration of the capacity, constraints and utility of using the data that are becoming increasingly readily available on an individual’s genome and also through post-genomic information via the proteome (the full complement of proteins that can be expressed by a cell, tissue, or organism) and the metabolome (the total number of metabolites - small molecules such as hormones, amino acids, vitamins - present within an organism, cell, or tissue). This, together with information about an individual’s physical and social environment, will enable researchers to make inferences about people’s susceptibility to diseases and disorders and their response to treatment regimes.

Full details about the conference and how to submit an abstract are available here

The conference is free for QMUL staff and students, but is also open to non-QMUL academics and students.

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