NEWS & EVENTS
We provide an overview of publications, events, video’s and Blogs to which EXPANSE researchers contributed.
The WHO Europe Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health: putting a spotlight on the benefits of Exposome research for policy action
Countries of the WHO European Region have adopted the Budapest Declaration, which prioritizes urgent, wide-ranging action on health challenges related to climate change, environmental pollution, biodiversity loss and land degradation, along with, and in the context of, recovery from COVID-19.
The Exposome-NL conference is an annual gathering of international researchers on studying environmental exposure, organised in the context of the Exposome-NL project. This year’s conference topic is: Exposome and Preventive Health: Analysing and simulating the exposome in space and time.
Around 140 attendees from the nine EHEN projects gathered to talk and exchange on everything exposome. Held in Leuven, Belgium and online from 30th May to 1st June, the focus of the first two days was to share the progress and results of the projects’ research with members of the network.
Join us for the 2023 European Human Exposome Network (EHEN) event “Exposome Research: Understanding and Addressing Policy Challenges” on the 1st of June 2023 at 09:00-12:00 CEST.
Exposome research has emerged as a cutting-edge field for investigating human health and disease using big-data techniques, smart sensors, and multi-omics technologies. However, despite its potential benefits, the ethical considerations surrounding exposome research have not been widely discussed in the literature.
Our living environment affects our health. The place we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the kind of work we do and the people we interact with – all these environmental factors play a role. But how important are they in terms of our health and how are they all connected?
Google donated two Project Air View cars to Utrecht University a year ago. With these ‘Air View’ cars, the quality of air in cities can be mapped down to street level. Jules Kerckhoffs of Utrecht University coordinates these projects and is responsible for processing the data. He talks about his experiences.
How clean is the air at the locations visited by La Vuelta? Researchers from Utrecht University mapped the air quality of all stages.
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”.