Executive board

The Executive Board (EB) is the central coordinating management unit in EXPANSE. It is chaired by the project coordinator and furthermore consists of the seven other Work Package leaders:

Kees de Hoogh

Work package 1

Kees is Senior Scientific Collaborator at the Environmental Exposures and Health Unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland. Kees specialises in spatial modelling and exposure assessment for studies on environment and health.

Annette Peters

Work package 2

Annette is the Director of the Institute of Epidemiology Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, and full professor of Epidemiology at the Institute of Medical Information Sciences, Biometry and Epidemiology at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany.

Erik  Melén

Work package 3

Erik is Associate Professor of the Institute of Environmental Medicine of the Karolinska Institute and Pediatric allergist at Sachs Children’s Hospital in Stockholm. He is a clinician and epidemiologist with extensive experience working with large-scale environmental and genetic data in relation to health outcomes.

Cathryn Tonne

Work package 4

Cathryn is an environmental epidemiologist Barcelona at the Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) focusing on broad issues around the influence of the physical environment on health and health inequalities. Much of her research has focused on the health effects of air pollution from traffic and household sources. 

Marc Chadeau

Work package 5

Marc is Reader in Computational Epidemiology and Exposome Sciences at Imperial College, London. He led the statistical work from two large-scale EU-funded exposome projects, and several methodological projects on the development and application of novel statistical techniques to explore complex molecular effects of the exposome, including socio economic factors.

Jelle Vlaanderen

Work package 6

Jelle is Assistant Professor in Exposome Science at Utrecht University and is project leader of EXPANSE. He conducts his research within fields of interest ‘air pollution’, ‘occupational risk factors’, and ‘cancer’.

Tõnu Esko

Work package 7

Tõnu is a senior researcher of functional and population genomics and vice director of the Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Estonia. His main contributions are on the field of molecular diagnostics, human genetics and genomics and biobanks.

Roel Vermeulen

Project coordinator

Roel is a Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposome Science. His scentific research focuses on environmental risk factors for non-communicable diseases with a strong emphasis on integrating epidemiology, high quality exposure assessment, and molecular biology into multidisciplinary investigations.