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Scientist's opinion : prof. Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring about Human Biomonitoring

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring about Human Biomonitoring

Human Biomonitoring, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring, biologist and toxicologist and got her PhD from the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany. What is the HBM4EU mission and priorities? The mission of HBM4EU is to protect people in Europe from the exposure to hazardous chemicals and thereby improving human health. Pollutants like plasticisers, glyphosate or ...

Human biomonitoring : Changing environment, changing health

Changing environment, changing health

Our environment and health are closely intertwined, and we must equip future generations with adaptive capacities to achieve sustainable human wellbeing on all fronts. One such environment is our chemical one, present in the products we use, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Human biomonitoring - a scientific technique that allows us to assess whether and to what extent environmental substances have entered our bodies and how exposure may be changing over time - is a useful public health surveillance tool with which the real-life burden of exposure to chemicals can be assessed.

Scientist's opinion : prof. Jana Klánová about Human Biomonitoring

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Jana Klánová about Human Biomonitoring

Human Biomonitoring, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Jana Klánová, professor of environmental chemistry at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and a director of the RECETOX Centre of MU. Establishing exposure-health relationships seems like an enormous task. How are the teams actually going about this? This is not a task to be completed within ...

HBM4EU EU project

EU Project : HBM4EU

HBM4EU is a joint effort of 30 countries, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission, co-funded under Horizon 2020. The initiative is coordinating and advancing human biomonitoring in Europe. HBM4EU is generating evidence of the actual exposure of citizens to chemicals and the possible health effects in order to support policy making. The HBM4EU ...

The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis and the Rise of Psychobiotics

The Microbiome-gut-brain axis and the rise of psychobiotics

Communication between our gut and our brain is a two-way street. A large part of the signals being sent from our intestines to our brain is thanks to the bacteria living inside us, our microbiome. Our gut microbes have been linked to anxiety and depression, and research is underway to see whether we can manipulate our bacterial populations to benefit our mental health.

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr. Ruairi Robertson about microbiome

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Ruairi Robertson about microbiome

Microbiome & psychobiotics, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Ruairi Robertson, Wellcome Trust Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. How might bacteria be affecting our mental health? What are the possible communication routes? There are a number routes through which the gastrointestinal tract and its microbiome interact with the brain. The gut is home ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr. Jason A. Martin about microbiome

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Jason A. Martin about microbiome

Microbiome & psychobiotics, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Jason A. Martin, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork. How does our diet influence our microbiome (and what should we be eating more of to help our gut microbiome)? Do you think the current mental health crisis could be linked to our ...

ASSET EU Project

EU project : ASSET

ASSET´s goal is twofold: first, to create a sustainable and scalable ecosystem including all energy transition and education stakeholders: a) Companies from the energy sector, b) Universities and training actors, c) Authorities and policy makers and d) Society so as to enable a) continuous bottom up creation of research, innovation and educational (RIE) services and ...

Tell Me EU Project

EU project : TELL ME

TELL ME (Transparent communication in Epidemics: Learning Lessons from experience, delivering effective Messages, providing Evidence) is a 36 month Collaborative Project, which aims to provide evidence and to develop models for improved risk communication during infectious disease crises. TELL ME combines public health, social sciences, behavioral sciences, political sciences, law, ethics, communication and media, in ...

CONCISE Project: a European-wide debate on science communication

CONCISE Project : a European-wide debate on science communication

How do citizens keep themselves informed about the most controversial scientific issues? Which sources of information do they choose? A two-year project aims to answer these questions in order to obtain valuable information on communication to the public, to be taken into account for the near future.