In this project, we aim to achieve a better understanding of the health impact of interventions over large populations by developing and applying cutting-edge computer simulation and testing strategies for changing the built, social, physico-chemical and lifestyle/food environment.
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.Read More