IAS BMVP Marilyn Cornelis Lecture: Genetic Epidemiology of Coffee and Health

13 October 2017, 3.30 PM - 5 October 2017, 4.30 PM

Professor Marilyn Cornelis, Northwestern University, USA

Senior Common Room, 12a Priory Road

Assistant Professor Cornelis' research couples modern high-throughput omic-technologies to traditional clinical and epidemiological methods to enhance biological understanding of how diet and nutrition contribute to chronic disease. She has a special interest in the genetics of coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism, taste preferences and other dietary behaviors.

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, and has been implicated in many health conditions. Genetic epidemiological studies of coffee may inform causality, parse the constituents of coffee responsible for disease, and identify subgroups most likely to benefit from increasing or decreasing coffee consumption. In this lecture I briefly review the limitations of traditional epidemiological studies of coffee and health and discuss how genetics can be used to optimize this research.  


Contact information

Please contact Professor Cornelis' host Professor Marcus Munafò