Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome Research and Translation

Martine Vrijheid (ISGlobal)
Funded by
European Union (EU) - Horizon 2020

The earliest parts of the life course are particularly vulnerable to environmental hazards and thus form an important starting point for the development of advanced exposome tools and data.

ATHLETE will establish a prospective exposome cohort, including a FAIR data infrastructure, by building on Europe’s most comprehensive exposome cohorts covering the first 18 years of life. Innovative exposure science and statistical tools will be used to systematically quantify the effects of the early life exposome (urban, chemical, physical, behavioural, and social risk factors) on early organ development, mental/respiratory/cardiometabolic health trajectories, and associated biological pathways, from early pregnancy through adolescence.

Knowledge translation will rely on the development of interventions to reduce personal exposures, estimation of the societal impact of the exposome in childhood, recommendations to underpin policy, and an open-access exposome toolbox.


11.998.333,75 euros

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Principal Investigator (PI)

  • Martine Vrijheid
    Martine Vrijheid Head of the Childhood and Environment Programme, Research Professor

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