Programme Office

Exposome-NL is coordinated by the Exposome Support Office of Utrecht University. Please feel free to contact us at exposome.office@uu.nl if you have any questions.

Hanneke Zijtveld

Hanneke Zijtveld

Programme Manager

Hanneke is a driven and conscientious professional with broad experience in innovation and the food sector. A university degree in physical chemistry forms a solid basis for her analytical skills and insight into multidisciplinary issues.

Martje Ebberink

Martje Ebberink

Communications

Martje received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Culture, Organization and Management, with a specialisation in culture change. Since 2009, she has been working at Utrecht University as a Communications Consultant for various large research projects. From 2016-2020 she was the Communications Manager of the research theme Life Sciences at Utrecht University.

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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