The role of EpiLife Futures, which started in 2009, is to enhance contacts and future collaborations between postdocs, doctoral students and other researchers within EpiLife. One goal is to enhance the scientific and learning environment for researchers in the different work areas and core facilities within EpiLife. EpiLife Futures is organized by a working group which includes representatives from all four work areas and the core areas Biomarkers and genetics, Transfer and Administration. Members of the working group are exchanged regularly in order to promote transparency.
To enhance new research ideas and collaborations within EpiLife it is important for researchers within the network to get to know each other and become familiar with each others's research questions and methods. Therefore scientific as well as social activities arranged by EpiLife Futures are of great importance.
There are 150 members of the Futures network of whom 8-9 are in the working group at any one time.
Annual research meetings
Course: Life course epidemiology
Annual social events
Seminars about statistics
PhD students present their projects
Wai Giang Kok, chair, Psychosocial factors and susceptibility to cardiovascular disease
Madeleine Mellqvist, Mental disorders over the lifecourse
John Chaplin, Overweight and obesity over the lifecourse
and EpiLife Teens
Peter Karlsson, Cognitive functioning - from normal to dementia
Hayde Bolouri, Biomarkers and genetics
Maria Waller, Transfer and communication
Katarina Englund, Administration