Hasselt University (UHasselt) is a young, independent and innovative university which is regionally anchored and has a pronounced regional, national and international orientation. Academic and scientific freedom, social engagement and attention for ethical standards are the basic principles of Hasselt University’s research and education policy. In the Times Higher Education Best Small Universities Ranking, a sub-ranking focusing on universities with fewer than 5000 students, Hasselt University is ranked as number 15 worldwide. The Environmental Epidemiology research domain within the Centre of Environmental Sciences at Hasselt University is embedded in a multidisciplinary national and international network.
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Main tasks in the project
UHasselt will support the project by looking at the identification and validation of the biological pathways that mediate the influence of the exposome on health and development in early life. By doing so, UHasselt measures ageing related markers including telomere length within follow-up of ATHLETE and measures black carbon particles in biological matrixes as novel exposure marker.