Jelle is an assistant professor in molecular epidemiology at the Institute for Risk Assesment Sciences of Utrecht University. His research interest lies in conducting studies and developing approaches that contribute to the elucidation of the role of environmental factors in disease etiology. In practice this translates into a focus on the use of molecular markers in association with both environmental exposures and disease or early health effects and on the development and implementation of methods that contribute to causal inference in epidemiological studies.
Vlaanderen J, Portengen L, Chadeau-Hyam M, Szpiro A, Gehring U, Brunekreef B, Hoek G, Vermeulen RCH.
Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology. 2019 Mar;29(2):258.
Vlaanderen JJ, Janssen NA , Hoek G, Keski-Rahkonen P, Barupal DK, Cassee FR, Gosens I, Strak M , Steenhof M, Lan G, Brunekreef B, Scalbert A, Vermeulen RCH.
Environ Res . 2017 Jul;156:341-348. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.03.042. Epub 2017 Apr 6.
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