Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health
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Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health
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Studium Generale lecture by Virissa Lenters

Studium Generale lecture by Virissa Lenters

The food we eat, the air we breathe, and the stress we experience. In 'The Bigger Picture', a lecture series of Studium Generale, epidemiologist Virissa Lenters explains how the exposome influences our health.

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New job opportunities

New job opportunities

Looking for the next step in your career? We've listed some job opportunities that might be interesting to you.

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Exposome-NL launches exposome MOOC

Exposome-NL launches exposome MOOC

Exposome-NL, in collaboration with Utrecht University, launched a MOOC on the exposome. In this MOOC several researchers will introduce you to the exposome concept; why it’s important; how we measure the exposome; and the data sciences steps needed to establish associations with health outcomes. The course will conclude with reflections on what is needed to advance this nascent and transformative field of research.

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Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

We know far less about the exposome than we do about the human genome. So far, we only understand about half of the disease burden for which we know the environment plays a role. If we want to prevent people from becoming ill, then we need to understand the other half too. We therefore want to systematically analyse the exposome for the first time. We will start with research into the causes of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The techniques and insights from this research will also be applicable to other chronic conditions.

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