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REGISTER NOW! Symposium “Frontiers in Human Exposome Research” - 1 June 2022




"Frontiers in Human Exposome Research" Symposium           


The organizers HEAP project, and Med Uni Graz invite to a symposium on the latest research about the exposome.


Wednesday 1st June, 13:00-17:00 (CEST)

Venue: Medical University of Graz (MED CAMPUS Graz, lecture hall 2, Austria) and ON-LINE


Free registration to attend in person or online>>                       



The exposome refers to the all the environmental exposures that individuals experience over their lives and how those exposures affect health.


Invited established experts in the field will present the latest exposome research at the "Frontiers in Human Exposome Research" symposium.


Areas covered include findings from exosome research using epigenomics, microbiomics, and metabolomics. Moreover, associated legal and ethical issues as well as data management best practice are being discussed. Data analysis solutions from the H2020 project HEAP project in which member Med Uni Graz is a partner, will be presented.


The symposium is free of charge.





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Welcome video message

Caroline Schober  - Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs, Medical University Graz, Austria



Biobanking and the exposome

Kurt Zatloukal - Head of Diagnostic and Research Centre for Molecular BioMedicine, Medical University Graz & Director, Austria


New Frontiers in exposome research

Joakim Dillner - Head of Centre for Cervical Cancer prevention, Karolinska Institute, Sweden


Measuring the exposome: Delusion or next frontier?

Benedikt Warth - Global Exposomics & Biomonitoring, University of Vienna, Austria & Head of Exposome Austria


EIRENE – new European Research Infrastructure for Human Exposome Research

Jana Klánová - Director of RECETOX, Head of EIRENE, Masaryk University, Czech Republic




Coffee break


Globalisation of exposome research - Approaches and cancer research

Zisis Kozlakidis - Head of Laboratory Services and Biobank Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France


Ethics and legal aspects of exposome research

Evert-Ben van Veen - Director of MLC Foundation, the Netherlands


HopsWorks and the HEAP technical platform

Jim Dowling - CEO, Logical Clocks, Sweden


The HEAP FAIR toolbox

Heimo Müller - Group Leader, Information Science and Machine Learning, Medical University Graz, Austria




Coffee break








Personal exposome profiling

Michael Snyder - Head of Dept. of Genetics and Director of the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA     


Ageing and environment -> epigenome -> disease

Martin Widschwendter - Director of European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening (EUTOPS) Institute, Austria


Monitoring lifestyle intervention in the human exposome - the HEAP LifeStyle Cohort

Chiara Herzog - European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening (EUTOPS) Institute, Austria


How your everyday purchases affect your health

Frederik Trier Møller - Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark 

* Programme subject to changes


More about the H2020 Human Exposome Assessment Platform (HEAP) project>


The HEAP project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 874662.