We combine research on both the external exposome and on the internal exposome.

In addition to our genetic nature, the environment in which we live has a major influence on our health. Non-genetic factors, such as our physical or social environment, or our behaviour, play an important role in the development of diseases. The totality of environmental exposures over the life course is called the exposome. 

Combined research

The Utrecht Exposome hub combines research on both the external exposome and on the internal exposome (focusing on the microbiome). By combining this research, we aim to develop successful prevention and intervention strategies in amongst others cardiovascular, mental, infectious, and immunological diseases.


Google Air View auto
15 May 2019
Utrecht University is collaborating with Google and the municipality of Amsterdam to map the air quality in the city at street level.
9 October 2018
Today, a Google Street View car will start to measure the air quality of Copenhagen. UU is responsible for the technical and scientific support.
Etend kind
8 October 2018
The prevention of autism through dietary adjustments among the risk group at an early age: this ultimate goal drives a major research project.