Highlights from the Exposome-NL conference 2022

9 June 2022

The first Exposome-NL conference, titled 'Exposome and Preventive Health: tackling complexity', took place on Friday 20 May in Utrecht. With almost 200 participants, outstanding talks by Emma Schymanski, Giulia Menichetti, Gary W. Miller and Joreintje Mackenbach, a poster session and a broad set of break-out sessions, we look back on a vibrant and inspiring day.

Congratulations to PhD student Asier Fernández Pato (UMCG), who was awarded the first Exposome-NL poster prize and runners up Thao Lam and Youchen Shen.

Take a look at the pictures, that showcase some highlights.


Thao Minh Lam (Amsterdam UMC), Asier Fernandez (UMCG) and Youchen Shen (Utrecht University)




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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