Lectures and seminars HEAP - Human Exposome Assessment Platform

12-01-2020 to
14-01-2020 Add to iCal
Campus Solna Karolinska Institutet Campus, Aula Medica

"KICK-OFF: HEAP - Human Exposome Assessment Platform"


EU research efforts are aiming to a fundamental shift in looking at health, moving research away from the ‘one exposure, one disease’ understanding to a more complex picture upon which to build solid, cost-effective preventive actions and policies in future.

The European Exposome Network is a unique initiative from the European Commission with a budget of >100 M€, making it the largest research investment ever by the EC. The network brings together 9 research consortia funded in the frame of the “Human Exposome Project: a toolbox for assessing and addressing the impact of environment on health”.

The are 9 consortia (about ~12 M€ each) of which HEAP is one.

HEAP brings together 11 partners + Michael Snyder, from Stanford University, which act as research associated to Karolinska Institutet.

HEAP will provide a research and technical platform for the integrated and efficient analysis of the human exposome. One primary outcome of the project is the complete process for obtaining actionable knowledge from systematically collected data. For instance, data about genetic material from viruses and bacteria found in biobanked patient samples can be compared with later cancer development and thereby hitherto unknown causative agents of cancer might be discovered.

The platform customised for exposome assessment will provide a decision support system for researchers, policymakers, and industry. All the data managed and processed by HEAP will be available for future research and can be enriched with new data and analysis pipelines and can be deployed in multiple instances to create a HEAP network towards producing shareable and reusable knowledge to promote health in society.