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,…

HEDIMED @ ICDS2022

HEDIMED @ ICDS2022

Some of our key investigators took part in the 19th International Celiac Disease Symposium ICDS2022 in Sorrento, Italy. The symposium is the key forum for scientists, clinicians, health allied professionals, patient associations and industry to meet and exchange knowledge and improve cooperation across care and prevention of celiac disease. The bi-annual meeting aims to mainstream…

Satellite data and health research

Satellite data and health research

Research on environmental health is increasingly using satellite data. In addition to studying environmental and climatic changes on Earth, satellite observations have recently been used to track and forecast health consequences and disease outbreaks as well. Satellites broadcast information, for instance, on the level of urban development, air pollution, vegetation, and water quality. Geospatial data…

EHEN newsflash

EHEN newsflash

Our HEDIMED representatives took part in EHEN network meeting in Barcelona in May. With several abstracts, presentations, project updates and working group sessions being held, the highly interesting scientific meeting was received beneficial and inspiring. The event was hosted by Equal-Life and ATHLETE projects, and the next one will now be hosted by LongITools and…

Project catch-up

Project catch-up

After a busy first half of the year, we want to wrap up some past events and highlight the upcoming ones. Our science has taken big steps and we are glad to announce that some practical steps, such as samples transfers to different laboratories are in active phase, meaning lab analyses are also ongoing and…

What’s behind the ‘epidemic of immune-mediated diseases’?

What’s behind the ‘epidemic of immune-mediated diseases’?

Many infectious diseases have dramatically decreased during the last 100 years in developed countries. Meanwhile, epidemiologic statistics indicate an increasing incidence in allergic disorders, like asthma, rhinitis and atopic dermatitis and autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) and celiac disease.1 As these diseases impact millions of people especially in Western  nations,…

HEDIMED is ready for 2022!

HEDIMED is ready for 2022!

We hope you had a relaxing Christmas break – we are now ready to get back to business and start new activities in the project! Towards the end of last year, HEDIMED admin team was busy with submitting the project’s first periodic report, describing the progress carried out during the first 18 months of the…

Why do we need birth cohorts?

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 the past decades, we have learned a lot about many of the genetic underpinnings of chronic diseases, e.g., genetics behind heart disease, cancer, type 1, and type 2 diabetes etc….

Hedimed Kickoff

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, Tampere, Finland. In a total of 87 participants attended the face-to-face meeting and spent long but productive days getting to know the details of the project and meeting the other…