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Thursday, 6 November 2014, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Big Data in the UK Biobank: Opportunities and Challenges

Sir Rory Collins

The UK Biobank allows scientists to access a vault of data on health outcomes, genotyping and biomarkers from 500,000 people, enabling a better understanding of a wide range of chronic, painful and life-threatening diseases that typically strike from middle age.

Professor Rory Collins is the Principal Investigator and in this lecture he will examine the specific opportunities, ethical implications and challenges related to the handling and use of big health data.

Lecture followed by Reception.

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Sir Rory is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Clinical Trial Service Unit within the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Green Templeton College. Collins' work has been in the establishment of large-scale epidemiological studies of the causes, prevention and treatment of heart attacks, other vascular diseases, and cancer.

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6 November 2014

Big Data in the UK Biobank: Opportunities and Challenges
Sir Rory Collins

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