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.
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”.
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.
In celebration of EU Green Week, Google Project Air View, in collaboration with the City of Copenhagen, Utrecht University and Aarhus University, shares a new air quality map for Copenhagen, which citizens can also study. The new measurements of air pollution show that the pollution with the so-called ultrafine particles is worst on streets with a lot of car traffic.