Internal Grant Secured to Create New Initiative on Exposomics

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 an emerging approach to assessing this exposure.

Internationally very large research initiatives are planned or underway in this new field but there has been little activity to date in Canada. Internal funding has just been awarded to a team lead by Chemical Engineering Professor Greg Evans to launch an exposomics research initiative, as a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

This three year $350,000 project will bring together and leverage existing infrastructure, expertise and research activities across our University. The objective will be to put in place a foundation of people, methods and pilot data needed to support large research proposals and help position our University to become a leader in this exciting new research field.

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