Faecal volatilomics in exposome research

Faecal volatilomics in exposome research

Novel Technologies used in HEDIMED Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are substances that readily evaporate in our ordinary living environment. This means that they have a high vapour pressure at room temperature and low boiling point, which facilitates their volatility and makes them responsible for odours and smells. VOCs are a diverse group of compounds derived…

Adapting efficient multiplexing technologies: Array-in-Well and Mesoscale 

Adapting efficient multiplexing technologies: Array-in-Well and Mesoscale 

Novel Technologies used in HEDIMED One of the main aims of the HEDIMED project is to investigate what is behind the epidemic of immune-related diseases, and there is a wide range of different exposures under research. Among other things, several infections have been associated with autoimmune diseases or the mechanisms behind them. For example, some…

CSEM’s cutting-edge portable solution for allergy testing

CSEM’s cutting-edge portable solution for allergy testing

Novel technologies used in Hedimed Amidst the rising tide of allergies and sensitivities, such as reactions to specific foods and pollen, CSEM stands as a beacon of innovation through the HEDIMED project. Guided by the expertise of Loïc Burr and Stefano Cattaneo at CSEM’s Landquart research facilities in Switzerland, this transformative technology is poised to…

Exposome Expectations in child Health – a workshop

Exposome Expectations in child Health – a workshop

A workshop on ‘Exposome expectations in child health’ was held on 16th-20th October in Leiden, Netherlands. This was an intensive and interactive event for slightly over 20 people from multiple sectors of exposome research. Wide-ranging expertise was gathered! HEDIMED took advantage of being involved in this transdisciplinary, important, and future-oriented work. The exposome research on…

The eaten exposome: findings in type 1 diabetes

The eaten exposome: findings in type 1 diabetes

The increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes has caused concern in the Western world during recent decades. Type 1 diabetes is an immune-mediated disease and genetics and environment, including diet, microbial infections and other factors, all are suspected to have a role in disease development. Exposure to these non-genetic environmental factors is called the exposome. In…

Consortium meeting in Malmo

Consortium meeting in Malmo

Project consortium meeting took place in 8th-9th December ’22 in Malmo, Sweden. The 2-day meeting consisted of workshops, small working groups, and updates from laboratories and the project in general. This time we managed to gather more than 60 attendees in-place. Toxicant, celiac disease as well as exosome group meetings took place already in pre-meeting…

More friend than foe? Linking food microbiome and human health

More friend than foe? Linking food microbiome and human health

Humans are constantly exposed to different food-associated bacteria depending on the types of products they consume. Even though some bacteria may be pathogenic, recent research has taught us that a healthy balance of diverse bacteria is beneficial to us.1 While unpleasant odor and taste may speak for rotten food and the potential of toxic compounds,…