We are glad to invite you to take part in the next Spring school on Human Populations studies with genetic Biomarkers that will be held in Porto (Portugal) on the 19th, 20th and 21st of May, 2014.

In the last decades the changing pattern of environmental exposures to toxic agents, and the dramatic improvement of techniques in molecular biology have greatly contributed to change traditional epidemiology. New tools have been introduced in the design of epidemiological studies, and relevant events for the etio-pathogenesis of major diseases, such as individual susceptibility and gene-environment interaction, can be monitored using the appropriate biomarker. The incorporation of molecular, cellular and other biological measurements into epidemiological studies is the landmark of molecular epidemiology.

This spring school, designed for young investigators interested in human populations’ studies, will address the founding concept of molecular epidemiology, clarifying major concepts and definitions to predict cancer risk, to establish cancer burden, to further classify diseases in addition to pathological classification, to evaluate chemo-prevention or intervention.

The course will consist of lectures, presentation of field studies and group work. Prof. Stefano Bonassi, a worldwide recognized expert in molecular epidemiology will be the lecturer of this course. 

   Please contact us with any questions you may have

    biomarkers2014porto@gmail.com   /  telf: 00 351 22 340 11 47 / 91

Directed to

Both young and senior investigators that wish to deepen their knowledge on molecular epidemiology and use of biomarkers in human population studies



Students Porto University 
150 €
AP Tox members
150 €

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Important dates

Spring School
19th-21st May 2014
Registration deadline
5th May, 2014