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Molecular Epidemiology Group

United Kingdom


The molecular Epidemiology Group (MEG-UK) was founded in 1996 as an interest group within the  United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS website here ). 

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

UK MEG Prize Winners Every 3 years, UKMEG honours a leading researcher with an award in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of molecular epidemiology. Professor Hilary Powers was the recipient of the UK MEG medal in 2019. Previous winners include Professor John Mathers, Professor Dave Philips, Professor Chris Wilde and Professor Peter Farmer. More details

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