Understanding Society Confererence: Combining Biological and Social Data

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Registration is now open for this one-day conference exploring the links between the biological and the social.

What are the links between childhood circumstances and allostatic load? How does shift working impact on associations with DNA methylation and sleep patterns? Can machine learning help us understand the links between social, health and biomarker data when looking at predictors for future health? How does neighbourhood air pollution and green space affect inflammatory markers?

Taking place at Broadway House, London, on Thursday 6 December from 9.30 – 17.30, the Understanding Society Conference: Combining Biological and Social Data will be sharing novel findings into the links between our social environment and our biology. Drawing together researchers from many different specialisms, the conference is aimed at researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including health economists, social epidemiologists, medical sociologists, health geographers and survey methodologists, as well as researchers who want to learn more about the use of biomarkers in social research.

As well as hearing about the wide variety of research that has used Understanding Society biomarker, genetics and epigenetics data, the conference will also include time for discussion. The biomarker team from Understanding Society will also be available to answer any additional questions about the data.

The conference is free to attend, but places are limited, so you need to register in advance.

The provisional programme can be found on the event registration page.