Seminars and lectures

The MRC IEU seminar series hosts distinguished and cutting-edge scientists from around the world working in the fields of causal inference and causal epidemiology research, and whose research complements that being done at the IEU. Highlighted seminars from the past 12 months can be watched here, with older content available on our YouTube channel.

21 July 2021

Art Petronis from University of Toronto presents on chronoepigenetics of human disease.

21 June 2021

Stephen Chanock from DCEG presents on radiation, genomic alterations in papillary thyroid carcinoma and transgenerational studies following the Chernobyl accident.

24 May 2021

Sander Greenland from the UCLA Fielding School presents on Advancing statistics reform part 1: Counting and causation before probability and inference advancing statistics. Part 2 of this talk, "Scientific results are information, not inferences or decisions", was recorded on Thursday 27 May by the University of Geneva.  

17 May 2021

George Davey Smith from the University of Bristol presents on Modern or modish epidemiology?: What is lost when fashions change”. John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Translational Epidemiology Seminar Series on 17 May 2021 

26 April 2021

Recent findings in sociogenomics have transformed our understanding of how the genomes and environment combine to affect socioeconomic outcomes. The wider implications of these findings for society have been hotly debated. Four leading researchers will review recent discoveries. Recorded on 26th April 2021.

22 March 2021

Lia van der Hoek from Amsterdam University presents on SARS-CoV-2 re-infections: lessons from other coronaviruses. 

16 March 2021

Jennie Lavine from Emory University presents on immunological characteristics govern the transition of COVID-19 to endemicity

10 March 2021

Professor George Davey Smith from the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit presents on historical considerations of individual and population immunity in the age of coronavirus (COVID-19)

3 February 2021

Xu Shi from the University of Michigan, Wang Miao from Peking University and Eric T Tchetgen from the University of Pennsylvania

15 December 2020

Thiemo Fetzer from the University of Warwick presents 'Does contact tracing work? Quasi-experimental evidence from an Excel error in England'.

2 December 2020

Sarah Stock, from the University of Edinburgh presents 'Timing is everything: improving care for women and babies at risk of preterm birth'.

25 November 2020

Zonghua Liu from the the University of Hong Kong gives a talk on Mendalian randomization mixed-scale treatment effect robust identification (MR MiSTER1) and estimation for causal inference.

5 November 2020

Andrew McIntosh from the University of Edinburgh gives a talk on uncovering the genetic architecture of depression and putting it to good use.

28 October 2020

Bikram Karmakar from University of Florida gives a talk on replication and evidence factors in observational studies.

21 July 2020

Professor Chrissie Thirlwell from University of Exeter Medical School gives a talk on her life in cancer genomics.

11 June 2020

Professor Jonathan SterneDeputy Director of the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Reserach Centre, gave an overview of the HDR UK South West Better Care Partnership.

19 May 2020

Professor John Hardy of the UK Dementia Research Instititue talks about the genomic analysis of neurodegeneration.

18 May 2020

Dominka Seblova of the Taub Institute at Columbia University (New York, USA) talks about causal effects of education on cognition and dementia: the use of natural and quasi-experiments.

7 April 2020

George Davey Smith of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit talks about plagues and imperialism: the birth of clinical trials in late nineteenth century India.

19 May 2019

Professor George Davey Smith of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology unit, as visiting Professor at University of California, Los Angeles in May 2019. Unfortunately the recording is not very distinct and cut off Judea Pearl in the middle of his response. The Book of Why presentation transcription (PDF, 259kB)Book of Why Presentation Slides (PDF, 3,664kB)

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