The unique and large-scale open facility Exposome-Scan gives researchers from all over the Netherlands the opportunity to study the exposome. The facility in Leiden opens on 15 February 2024 and builds on the knowledge gained in the Exposome-NL and X-omics research programmes.
Leiden University and Utrecht University lead Exposome-Scan. Other institutions involved are Erasmus MC, VU Amsterdam, LUMC, UMC Utrecht and the University of Groningen.
The facility focuses on two types of research.Anyone who submits a good research request will have access to the research facility and will be able to conduct research at Exposome-Scan at cost price. This may include researchers associated with the NWO Gravitation programme Exposome-NL, but also other experts. Everyone is welcome. Exposome-Scan provides the platform that makes high-quality research possible and will guide the researchers with th measurements and how to interpret the data.
The research at Exposome-Scan will generate mountains of data. Utrecht University will be responsible for analysing them. The application of artificial intelligence (AI) plays an important role in this. AI can help us not only to understand the complex data but also to understand how new insights relate to everything we already know.