The Exposome: New approaches to decoding the complexity of environmental exposures and interactions

May 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Room 106 Health Science Building
Health Sciences Bldg
155 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8

Many chronic diseases are now believed to be due to a combination of an individual’s genome and their cumulative environmental exposure. Exposome, analogous to genome, is a bold
conceptual leap, seeking to bridge the roles of the environment and genome in human disease. The University of Toronto just signed a tripartite agreement with Utrecht University and the
Chinese University of Hong Kong; a focus will be collaboration on exposomics research. This event will serve as UofT’s launch for this initiative. The talks will introduce the exposome,
identify related research needs and challenges, and provide ongoing and proposed initiatives in Canada and abroad.

Moderator: Paul Demers, Cancer Care Ontario and DLSPH

Seminar speaker: Dr. Roel Vermeulen, Utrecht University

Panel members:

  • Dr. Howard Hu, Dean, DLSPH
  • Dr. Jeff Brook, Environment and Climate Change Canada and DLSPH
  • Dr. Greg Evans, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and DLSPH