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Exposomics

We integrate measures of internal and external exposures - like genetics, biomarkers, lifestyle and environmental factors - to comprehensively characterize and predict their joint influence on human health.

We integrate measures of internal and external exposures - like genetics, biomarkers, lifestyle and environmental factors - to comprehensively characterize and predict their joint influence on human health.

About our Research

Every one of us constantly experiences internal and external exposures throughout our lifetime. Some of them we can control, like our lifestyle choices - such as our diet, or if we engage in smoking and physical activity. Others are hardly in our hands, like the environment we live in, our exposure to pollution, noise and temperature. Others again are pretty much fixed, like the genetic make-up we get from our parents. All these factors constitute the “exposome”, and they influence our health – each on their own and jointly, through complex interactions and dependencies.

 

In our working group, we study these effects of internal and external exposures on phenotypes of human health and disease. We disentangle their dependencies, characterize shared pathways and make their impact on health visible. Our aim is to better understand how the exposome affects disease development for every one of us, so we can develop individual risk estimation and prevent disease progression.

People at Exposomics

Prof. Dr. Annette Peters

Director of the Institute of Epidemiology View profile
Porträt Fiona Niedermayer

Fiona Niedermayer

PhD Student
Porträt Otto Emil Jutila

Otto Emil Jutila

PhD Student
Porträt Regina Pickford

Dr. Regina Pickford (née Rückerl)

Senior scientist

Margarethe Woeckel

MD Student
Vogli Megi

Megi Vogli

Postdoc

Nuha Shugaa Addin

PhD Student

Marie-Theres Huemer

Postdoc

Elena Grune

PhD Student
Porträt Yanding Wang

Yanding Wang

PhD Student

Yue Xi

PhD Student

Current Projects

Funded by EU | 2020 - 2024

EXPANSE

In this EU project, we comprehensively characterize the Internal Urban Exposome, which includes biological responses to cumulative exposures.

Funded by EU

HERA

The aim of the HERA project is to set the priorities for an environment, climate and health research agenda in the EU.

Funded by the State of Bavaria | 2018-2023

DigiMed Bayern

DigiMed Bayern for the Medicine of the Future aims to provide the basis for personalized medicine in the field of coronary diseases and stroke.

Funded by DZHK | 2021-2024

Cardiac remodeling

We explore subclinical changes in cardiac morphology and function. We identify risk factors for specific patterns of remodeling and resulting risk for cardiovascular disease.

Funded by DFG | 2023-2026

Body composition

We explore patterns of adipose tissue distribution throughout the body. We identify risk factors for specific distributions and resulting risk for cardiometabolic disease.

Polygenic risk scores

We investigate and implement the generation of polygenic risk scores for multiple phenotypes.

Longitudinal modelling

We use trajectory models and cluster-based methods to investigate the impact of dynamic exposome changes over time.

Contact Head

Prof. Dr. Annette Peters

Director of the Institute of Epidemiology