Improving urban population health

By 2030 more than 80% of Europe’s population will live and interact with a complex urban environment, consisting of a mixture of social and environmental factors. Individually or collectively these factors, known as the Urban Exposome, have an often modifiable impact on our health and provide important targets to improve population health.

EXPANSE will address one of the most pertinent questions for urban planners, policy makers, and inhabitants in Europe: “How to maximize one’s health in a modern urban environment?”

Highlights from the Exposome-NL Conference 2022

Highlights from the Exposome-NL Conference 2022

The first Exposome-NL conference, titled ‘Exposome and Preventive Health: tackling complexity’, took place on Friday 20 May 2022 in Utrecht. With almost 200 participants, several outstanding talks by international exposome researchers, a poster session and a broad set of break-out sessions, we look back on a vibrant and inspiring day.

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Second Edition EHEN Newsletter

Second Edition EHEN Newsletter

In the second issue of the European Human Exposome Network (EHEN) newsletter, we look at how the researchers from the nine EHEN projects are applying “external exposome” data to biological research fields such as metabolomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics, also known as the “internal exposome”.

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Meet the Professor 2022

Meet the Professor 2022

On Wednesday March 23, more than 100 professors visited elementary schools in Utrecht. As is tradition, they all got on their bicycles in togas. This year, professor of epidemiology Roel Vermeulen had equipped all bicycles with a sniffer sensor that could measure the air quality on the route to the schools.

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