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.

February 3rd 2021

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

December 15th 2020

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

December 2nd 2020

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

November 25th 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.

November 5th 2020

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

October 28th 2020

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

July 21st 2020

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

June 11th 2020

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

May 19th 2020

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

May 18th 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.

April 7th 2020

George Davey Smith of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit talks about Plagues and Imperialism: the Birth of Clinical Trials in the Late 19th Century India.

May 19th 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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