Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Disease and the Exposome

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Master or PhD
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The aim of this course is to give students an introduction into internal exposome research. There is a specific emphasis on the use of molecular markers to characterize relationships with chronic diseases and exposures to environmental factors.

The course covers the following aspects:

  • Introduction to the platforms that are available for the analysis of molecular markers in epidemiological studies
  • Introduction to the considerations that are important when setting up a molecular epidemiological study
  • Introduction to the statistical methods available for the analysis of molecular epidemiological studies
  • Practical examples of molecular epidemiological studies.

These components are addressed in a series of lectures combined with a computer practical. Lectures are given by the coordinators of the course, supplemented by lectures by renowned national and international speakers. The computer lab is supervised by a team of local teachers.

Day-to-day programme (PDF)
Course director
Jelle Vlaanderen, PhD


Dr Jelle Vlaanderen, prof dr Roel Vermeulen, Chadeau-Hyam (Imperial College London) et al

Target audience

This course is meant for all MSc and PhD students with an interest in Internal Exposome research and a background in epidemiology. Students and professionals from outside Utrecht University are welcome to join.

Computer labs will use the R statistical software. No experience on working with this software is required. 

This will be a hybrid (online and at location in Utrecht, The Netherlands) course.


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Course coordinator:

Mieke Lumens, PhD


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 April 2022