The HEDIMED project aims to identify the environmental causes behind type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, allergies and asthma.

The HEDIMED Mission

The mission of HEDIMED is to find out prevention for immune-mediated diseases, including  type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, asthma and allergies. This will be accomplished by identifying the environmental exposures contributing to the development of these diseases.

HEDIMED Partners


HEDIMED brings together data and biological samples from 17 human cohorts. These cohorts come from high and low-risk countries of immune-mediated diseases. The project consists of 13 work packages that will generate new knowledge about the causes of these diseases by exploring the role of the environment, using the latest technologies developed by the 22 partners.

HEDIMED project complies with international conventions and codes of conduct in its research activities, and EU regulations, including GDPR, will be followed in the consortium.

The European Exposome Network

The European Human Exposome Network is the world’s largest network consisting of nine projects studying the impact of environmental exposure on human health, funded by the European Union.


Why do we need birth cohorts?

Introduction  Health is greatly determined by the exposome, i.e., environmental exposures one is subjected to throughout their lifetime. With the revolution in genetic techniques in…

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Hedimed Kickoff

12-14th of February 2020 In February 2020 the entire HEDIMED consortium gathered together for the first time in a three-day kick-off meeting in Tampere Hall,…

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