Research programs

Our vision is to become a world leader in research into environmental and other factors (the so-called exposome) affecting human health, life and aging, thereby contributing to the development of innovative approaches to environmental and health protection and tools to prevent, diagnose and solve related problems. We want to contribute to scientific cooperation in environmental and health research within the European Research Area, to eliminate inconsistencies in existing environmental and health data in Europe, to make more efficient use of available data and knowledge to improve risk assessment and management, chemical management, to create and modify regulations and legislation based on evidence, data and policy making in a variety of sectors for better health protection. 

We support the development of innovative health policies, the provision of better healthcare, while strengthening industrial competitiveness by developing new biomarkers of exposure, effects and sensitivity, improved analytical techniques, modeling approaches and software tools with the main objective of minimizing the impact of disease related to exposure of populations to toxic substances in the environment, reducing the future health costs of chronic conditions and improving the health and well-being of European citizens. 

Our research teams are grouped into five research programs: