Announcing Gene-environment interactions in obesity


02 April 2014

Cineworld: The O2, London, SE10 0DX, UK

It has become clear that there are large individual differences in the responsiveness to well-defined energy balance manipulations to control obesity. Overfeeding as well as negative energy balance protocols indicate that the response to standardized experimental treatments is strongly influenced by genetic background. However, testing gene-environment interaction is a relatively new field. This event will discuss identifying the genetic and environmental risk factors (lifestyle and diet) for obesity and the evidence for gene-environment interaction will be examined.  This event will be an idea setting to find out what is new in the field, to network and to meet the experts.

Meeting Chair:  Dr Clare Llewellyn, Lecturer in Behavioural Obesity Research, University College London and King’s College London, UK

Speakers include

  • Dr L. Joseph Su, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, USA
  • Dr Teresa Arora , Sleep and Metabolic Research Scientist, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Dr Chantacha Sitticharoon, Department of Physilogy, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Dr Irene Maeve Rea, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician Geriatric Medicine, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dr Margarita Rivera, BRC Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, MRC SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK
  • Dr Mirian Bassi, Post-Doctoral,School of Dentistry, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Araraquara, Sao Paulo-Brazil


This event is part of the 2015 Obesity Summit

 This comprises of three separate events

A late registration fee applies after February 20th 2014

After this time the fees double, so make sure you register early!

Day 1:  Obesity Biomarker Discovery

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Day 2:  Gene-environment interactions in obesity

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Day 3:  Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development

Thursday, 03 April 2014

The Deadline for abstract submissions for oral presentation is February 10th 2014
Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event


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