Genetics and epigenetics data in the British cohort studies

6 Mar 2024

This webinar is aimed at researchers of all disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in hearing about the genetic and epigenetic resources available in the CLS cohort studies. 

Session details


Wednesday 6 March 2024, 12:00 – 13:00 UK time

Format: Online using MS Teams

Register via our registration form (using MS Forms)

About the event

This webinar will provide an overview of genetic and epigenetic data currently available in three nationally representative cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS); the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study, and the Millennium Cohort Study. Researchers can use these data in combination with the rich health and social data collected from cohort members at regular intervals across the life course.

Prior knowledge of genetics is not a prerequisite for attending although some of the content may be more suitable for those already working with genetic data. 

The webinar will also provide real-world examples of research using these data, and showcase other potential research applications. We will also give you an update on the status of genetic data in Next Steps, a study following the millennial generation.

The session will be live, and there will be a Q&A where you can put your questions to our panel of experienced users of genetic and epigenetic data in these cohort studies.

This online webinar is free to attend.
A recording of the webinar will be available within two weeks of the event.

Webinar aims

  • Outline the genetic and epigenetic data available in the CLS cohort studies
  • Explain how to access the genetic and epigenetic data
  • Give real-world examples of using the data
  • Highlight other research which could be conducted using the CLS cohort studies and the genetic data
  • Provide an update on the status of genetic data in the Next Steps study
  • Answer attendees’ questions and provide feedback on potential research ideas using genetic data in the CLS cohort studies

Webinar presenters

  • Gemma Shireby, Genetics data manager/ Bioinformatician, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • Tim Morris, Senior Research Fellow in Social Science Genetics, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • David Bann, Associate Professor in Population Health, Centre for Longitudinal Studies


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