Mapping Exposure-Induced Immune Effects: Connecting the Exposome and the Immunome

Looking back at the first EXIMIOUS Symposium

21 June 2021

We’re happy to share with you that the first EXIMIOUS Symposium “Exposome-immunome interactions: A broad introduction” was successfully held online last Tuesday.

More than 60 participants joined on the afternoon of 15 June 2021 to learn more about key aspects of exposome-immunome interactions at different stages of life, looking into ways of measuring the internal exposome and the effects of occupational settings. Dr. Petter Brodin (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), kicked-off the webinar presenting the latest research developments from his group, looking at how immune and environmental factors interplay early in life to shape the human immune system, focusing on Bifidobacteria-mediated imprinting. A comprehensive overview of biomarkers (of iflammation) and a plethora of methodological approaches to determine and assess these was presented by Prof. Dr. Torben Sigsgaard (Aarhus University, Denmark), while Dr. Hung-Chang Tsui (KU Leuven, Belgium) closed the series with insights into the interactions between chemical exposures via skin and occupational asthma, sharing experince from animal and clinical studies.

As the EXIMIOUS coordinaor, Dr. Peter Hoet, mentioned when wrapping up this first symposium, we’re looking forward to bringing more exposome research highlights and insights during the next EXIMIOUS Symposium, so stay tuned for the Autumn/Winter edition.

In case you missed it, watch the full recording of this first symposium!