Mingwei obtained his Masters Degree in Nutritional Epidemiology from Wuhan University, where he worked on the longitudinal association between diet quality and diseases. In November 2020, he joined the Julius Global Health as a PhD candidate. His supervisors are Ilonca Vaartjes and Rick Grobbee. His research project is embedded in the Exposome-N, with a goal to link the external exposome to cardiometabolic diseases.He is also learning the internal exposome and seek to integrate them in future work.
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