Education Programme

As the exposome is a novel field of research, significant emphasis is placed on training the next generation of young scientists, whom will be able to take full advantage of the expertise offered in this research field. To foster a new generation of exposome researchers, Exposome-NL includes a mandatory inter-university Education Programme for its PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, which contributes to creating a common vision of exposome research, broadens research horizons of researchers, as well as providing the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of innovative techniques and knowledge. This facilitates the development of fully-fledged exposome researchers.   

Practical Training Days

The Exposome-NL Practical Training Days take place twice a year. It's a one or two-day training on a specific topic, each time hosted and organised by a different partner institute. 

PhD Retreat

The Exposome-NL Retreat will take place once a year and will be combined with the Exposome-NL conference or Community Day. It's a day full of opportunities to interact and to exchange knowledge.

Writing Days

With the Exposome-NL Writing Days we aim to facilitate the progress in writing projects (such as a manuscript, grant proposal or research/teaching statement) as well as enabling the acquisition of further relevant scientific skills. For this reason we will combine workshops on specific topics (hard skills) and less structured writing time during this event. The less structured sessions will include small writing groups and/or dedicated individual writing time. During these sessions early career scientists can also consult a coach or senior researcher to get (peer) feedback. 

The next edition will take place on 7, 8 & 9 June 2023. More information:

Writing Days

Exchange Grant

The Exposome-NL Exchange Grant is a grant for PhD students and postdocs to visit a research group in the Netherlands or abroad. The aim of the grant is to promote the opportunity of shared projects within Exposome-NL, and to give PhD students and postdocs the opportunity to get relevant experience in other research groups.

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Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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