Mapping Exposure-Induced Immune Effects: Connecting the Exposome and the Immunome
Immune-mediated, non-communicable diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, allergic diseases and asthma, are chronic disorders in which the immune system plays a pivotal role. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the seriousness of autoimmunity and its association with exposure to the environment.
EXIMIOUS aims to deliver a new way of assessing the human exposome, i.e. the exposures to environmental factors that one experiences throughout life, and shed light on its association to immune-mediated diseases.
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EXIMIOUS is a 5 year Research and Innovation Action funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, Imec is a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies and is a leader in combining microchip technology, software, and ICT. Imec’s research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technology development in industry.
Meet the Belgian Center for Occupational Hygiene (BeCOH), a non-profit organisation set up to promote the advancement of knowledge concerning occupational hygiene.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874707.