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Scientific Conference 2024

Registration is now open for the UK Biobank 2024 Scientific Conference

Join us for a one-day event featuring world-leading speakers, exciting data developments, and updates on novel scientific results. Network with industry and academic colleagues and engage in lively, thought-provoking panel Q&A sessions.

This year’s event highlights exciting developments in ageing research, cutting-edge plans for enhanced omics, and a celebration of ten years of imaging. It will also provide an opportunity for UK Biobank staff to reveal how this unique resource operates behind the scenes to support researchers worldwide.

There will also be presentations on significant future developments to the UKB-RAP (Research Analysis Platform) and how this will further empower researchers to make scientific discoveries in health and disease.

Sessions will cover:

  • Accessing UK Biobank
  • Charting the course of ageing through UK Biobank
  • Unveiling the complex canvas of health through UK Biobank imaging
  • Adding richness and value through new enhancements and extended participant involvement
  • Plus, find out the winner of the 2024 UK Biobank Early Career Researcher of the Year!

Enjoy refreshments throughout the day, with lunch and a drinks reception provided with stunning views of Westminster. As in-person places are limited, there is a nominal charge of £10 per person to reserve your seat in London and support the event costs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Virtual tickets and the full agenda coming soon.

Register today

The UK Biobank data set is what every health researcher in the world wants, needs, or uses, therefore the UK Biobank conference is the conference that everyone wants and needs to be at...

Dr Helen Warren, Queen Mary University of London

Event details

Date: Tuesday 10th December

Time: 10.15am GMT registration and networking - talks begin at 11am - 6.30pm including a drinks reception. (Full agenda coming soon)

Venue: QEII Conference Centre

How to find the venue

Watch the highlights from the 2023 scientific conference


OPEN FOR ABSTRACTS: UK Biobank Annual Scientific Conference - Early-Career Researcher of the Year 2024

At UK Biobank we want to encourage wide use of UK Biobank from all around the world. This includes international scientists just embarking on their research career, who may be the research leaders when UK Biobank is at its most productive in the years to come.

We are especially looking to celebrate the creativity and imagination of early-career researchers (students and researchers up to 4 years’ post qualification). If that’s you, why not enter our abstract competition to find 2024 UK Biobank Early-Career Researcher of the Year.

Not only will that look good on your CV – but there is a top prize of £1,000 up for grabs and two runners up prizes of £500 each.

To enter you must be a researcher registered to use UK Biobank data. The abstract you submit must relate to approved research by you that is planned to start, or is under way or was completed using UK Biobank data.

Abstract will be selected for oral or poster presentations (as decided by a UK Biobank panel) at the 2024 UK Biobank Annual Scientific Conference. We would very much like to give all selected early-career researchers the chance to participate so oral presentations can be live or pre-recorded.

Entry Criteria: 


  • Entrants must be registered to use the resource and early-career researchers, e. students (undergraduate, masters, PhD) or researchers up to 4 years’ post one aforementioned qualifications. Entrants may submit more than one entry;
  • The entrant must be the first and presenting author, although the research may have co-authors;
  • Entry can relate to completed or partially completed work on the UK Biobank data (published or unpublished).

Evaluation criteria

  • Scientific merit of the abstract;
  • Quality and originality of the work;
  • Likely impact to improve human

How to submit your application

  • Entrants should complete the Entry Form and return it to by 8am (London time) 11 November 2024;
  • The winners will be notified by email by Monday 18th November 2024
  • The conference will take place in London and online on the 10th December 2024

Decision of the judges is final.

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