Isabelle Boom is a PhD candidate in the group of Analytical BioSciences and Metabolomics at LACDR, Leiden University. She holds a BSc. and MSc. in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Within the Exposome-NL programme, her research is focused on developing high throughput analytical methods to measure the internal exposome using metabolomics.
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 ...Read More