Geospatial modelling and spatially resolved maps

The external exposome covers many different environments such as the built, social, food/lifestyle and physico-chemical environments. Such environments can be mapped using geospatial tools to produce spatial and time-resolved maps of these factors. The goal of this research project is to develop concentration surfaces for a variety of Exposome stressors using high-resolution geospatial data sources.

 

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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