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Moving climate up the news agenda: Interview with Meera Selva, co-founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network

Interview with Meera Selva, deputy director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and director of the institute’s Journalist Fellowship Programmes at the University of Oxford, UK. In October, the Reuters Institute launched the Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN), which Selva co-founded with visiting fellow Wolfgang Blau, who was previously global chief operating ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Sylvain Sebert about Climate change & Health (exposome)

Professor Sylvain Sebert leads a multicultural team of researchers who study the life-course trajectories to unhealthy ageing via the alteration of cardio-metabolic functions at the Centre for Life Course Health Research of the University of Oulu, Finland. Sebert and his team combine various sources of data from the foetal period until old age through exciting collaborations with international ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Martine Vrijheid about Climate change & Health (exposome)

Interview with Professor Martine Vrijheid, an environmental epidemiologist and head of the ISGlobal Childhood and Environment Programme. Her research focuses on the impact of environmental exposures on child health and development. Professor Vrijheid coordinated the Horizon 2020 funded HELIX (Human Early Life Exposome) project, spearheading the push for a more holistic exposome-based approach to studying ...

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EU project: European Human Exposome Network

The European Human Exposome Network is the world’s largest network of projects studying the impact of environmental exposure on human health. It brings together 9 research projetcs, receiving over €100 million from Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. These projects address issues such as exposures to air quality, noise, chemicals, urbanisation etc. ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Roel Vermeulen about Climate change & Health (exposome)

Interview with Roel Vermeulen, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposome Science at Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht. He is also director of the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) and the Dutch consortium Exposome-NL, and project coordinator of the EXPANSE project which is part of the European Human Exposome Network. His scientific research focuses on ...

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Studying the exposome: ‘On the front line for people and the planet’

Climate and public health cannot be considered separately. The scientific community is increasingly talking about the need to study the so called exposome (the sum of all environmental factors we are exposed to) with the same level of attention with which the human genome has been studied up to now. A new European science network aims to respond to this multidisciplinary challenge.

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ESMH Press Review – July 8, 2020

Biodiversity preservation, clean energy & Covid-19: check out the ESMH selection of 18 science & tech news published in the last 4 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media !

From COVID-19 to climate change: seeing the issues beyond the news cycle

While COVID-19 and climate change may appear to belong to different worlds, one can uncover direct causal links when looking through a Systems Thinking lens. In an age of uncertainty, how should journalists and science communicators approach and report about complex issues like climate change?