NEWS & EVENTS
We provide an overview of publications, events, video’s and Blogs to which EXPANSE researchers contributed.
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.
The LongITools project is studying the interactions between the environment, lifestyle, and health in determining people’s risks of developing metabolic diseases such as obesity. This forum will include short presentations covering the challenges of obesity and the research being undertaken.
In 2022 Utrecht University, in collaboration with Imperial College London, will organise the Exposome short course series. The series is divided into three levels: exposome basis (April 2022, Utrecht), exposome advanced (June/July 2022, London) and exposome practice (tba).
The first Exposome-NL conference is coming up! Join us and get inspired by some great speakers who share the latest insights and future perspectives in the field of exposome research. Interact in one of the many break-out sessions and present your own research at the poster session.
If you work in academia, governmental institutions or industry and want to learn all about the epidemiology of lifestyle behaviours influencing obesity and non-communicable diseases, you can now sign up for the Epidm – Lifestyle Epidemiology course. In this three day course you will acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills on the measurement and analysis of dietary behaviour, sleep, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, and their relations with health outcomes.
On 2 November 2021 Utrecht University and the Dutch consortium Exposome-NL will start again with the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) “The Exposome – cracking the science about what makes us sick.”
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.
On the 29th of September LongITools will host an online form ‘The Clean Air Debate: The Lifelong Impact of Air Pollution’ to ensure effective, bi-directional dialogue and exchange of information between policy stakeholders and researchers.
The European Human Exposome Network newsletter is out! In a handy PDF format, it showcases all the EHEN projects, starting with an overview of the exposome concept, and moving on to introduce the Network Coordination Team who will be leading EHEN over the coming years, and the collaborative aims of the EHEN working groups on Communication and Dissemination, Metadata, and Law and Ethics.
This is the story of how researchers in Utrecht are starting to systematically sequence the environmental factors influencing our health – mapping out the outside world as well as the miniature worlds existing, for instance, in our intestinal tracts. Decoding life. One block at a time.