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Imputation workshop

24 April 2017

A focused session on imputation and missing data in epigenetic studies. An engaged group of researchers came together to share experiences at this one day workshop in the Richmond Building Students Union in Bristol on 13 April 2017.


Hosted by Professor Caroline Relton, Dr Laura Howe and Professor Kate Tilling, as part of the 'E4: Epigenetics: Environment, Embodiment and Equality' and 'Interstela: Interpreting epigenetic signatures in studies of early life adversity' projects (ESRC and BBSRC funded), as well as Professor Tilling's 'Modelling epigenetic change: Development of a multilevel and mixture modelling framework for the analysis of epigenetic change' (MRC funded).


  • Missing data in epigenetics (Professor Kate Tilling, University of Bristol)
  • Multiple imputation for missing covariate data in epigenetic analyses (Dr Harriet Mills, University of Bristol)
  • Application of multiple imputation for missing exposure data in epigenome-wide association studies (Dr Ryan Arathimos, University of Bristol)
  • Random forests for classification and regression of DNA methylation in human samples (Dr Ivan Imaz Rosshandler, University of Cambridge)
  • Phenotyping using 450K DNA Mehtylation data (Dr Maarten van Iterson, Leiden University, The Netherlands)
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