Annual meeting



Annual meeting



Celebrating ten



years of UK Biobank

09:00 - 09:30 Registration

Morning session

09:30 - 09:40 Opening remarks

Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman, UK Biobank Board

09:40 - 09:45 Welcome

Professor Sir Rory Collins, UK Biobank Principal Investigator

09:45 - 10:05 Participant panel

Fergus Walsh, BBC

10:05 - 10:15 The role of the Ethics and Governance Council

Baroness Helene Hayman, Chair, UK Biobank Ethics & Governance Council


10:15 - 10:20 Introduction to baseline data

Professor Sir Rory Collins, UK Biobank

10:20 - 10:30

Activity data

Dr Soren Brage, University of Cambridge

and Dr Aiden Doherty, University of Oxford

10:30 - 10:40 UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium

Professor Paul Foster, University College London

10:40 - 10:50 Cognition

Professor John Gallacher, UK Dementias Platform

10:50 - 11:00 Mental Health

Professor Daniel Smith, University of Glasgow

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break


11:30 - 11:40 Introduction to imaging

Steve Garratt, UK Biobank Senior Project Manager

11:40 - 11:50 Imaging the body and liver

Professor Jimmy Bell, University of Westminster

11:50 - 12:00 Imaging the brain

Professor Mark Jenkinson, University of Oxford

12:00 - 12:10 Imaging the heart

Professor Steffen Petersen, Queen Mary University of London

12:10 - 12:20

12:20 - 12:40

DXA imaging

Professor Nick Harvey, University of Southampton

Imaging panel discussion

Panel chair: Dr Giles Maskell, President, The Royal College of Radiologists

Panel members: Dr Rajarshi Banerjee, Dr Sheelagh McGuiness,

Mr Jonathan Sellors, Professor Cathie Sudlow

12:40 - 12:50 Roundup of morning session

Professor Sir Rory Collins, UK Biobank

12:50 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon session


14:00 - 14:20 Introduction to follow up

Professor Cathie Sudlow, UK Biobank Chief Scientist

14:20 - 14:30 Mental health

Professor Matthew Hotopf, King’s College London

14:30 - 14:40 Dementia

Dr Tim Wilkinson, University of Edinburgh

14:40 - 14:50 Cancer

Dr Naomi Allen, UK Biobank Senior Epidemiologist

14:50 - 15:15

Follow up panel discussion

Panel chair: Professor John Danesh, University of Cambridge

Panel members: Professor Matthew Hotopf, Professor Liam Smeeth,

Professor Cathie Sudlow, Dr Susan Wallace

15:15 - 15:40 Tea break


15:40 - 15:55 Introduction to genetics

Dr Clare Bycroft and Professor Jonathan Marchini, University of Oxford

15:55 - 16:05 Understanding the causes and consequences of high BMI

Dr Jess Tyrrell, University of Exeter

16:05 - 16:15 UK BiLEVE a study of lung disease

Professor Martin Tobin, University of Leicester

16:15 - 16:25 Autoimmunity in UK Biobank

Professor Stephen Sawcer, University of Cambridge

16:25 - 16:50

Genetics panel discussion

Panel chair: Professor Bernard Keavney, University of Manchester

Panel members: Dr William Astle, Professor David van Heel, Dr Eric Meslin,

Professor Sir Nilesh Samani

16:50 - 17:15 Roundup of afternoon session and closing remarks

Professor Sir Rory Collins, UK Biobank

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