SDG  3: Good health and well-being

How can science contribute to good health and well-being? In Utrecht, we investigate this beyond the borders of disciplines. The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) are a major guiding principle for us.

The exposome: The biggest influencer on health

  • What is the exposome?

    The exposome consists of all environmental factors influencing our health. What is making us sick in the 21st century? In Utrecht, we systematically sequence the environmental factors influencing our health.
    More about the exposome
  • Roel Vermeulen naast auto met meetapparatuur

    Roel Vermeulen on a healthy living environment

    We cannot change our genes, therefore, we have to look at what we can change: Environmental factors. (English subtitles available in video)
    Video "Healthy living environment"
  • Measuring air quality with sensors

    Millions of people die prematurely each year as a result of air pollution. Today, we have an increasing amount of sensors that can provide us with information about air quality. (English subtitles available in video)
    Video: sensors on cars and bicycles
  • videostill exposome mooc

    Free online course on exposome

    In this free course, 7 researchers will offer their expertise about discovering the non-genetic drivers of health and disease. Because our genes alone do not determine our fate.
    Join the free Coursera course

SDGs: Our compass towards a better world