The Metabolomics Society Precision Medicine Task Group in partnership with the Nordic Metabolomics Society, Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA) and other organizations and interest groups is organizing a virtual workshop The Metabolome meets the Exposome, to be held on Wednesday April 28, 2021 13:45 – 17:30 CET.

Human health and well-being are intricately linked to environmental quality. Environmental exposures can have lifelong consequences. External exposures, such as the exposures to environmental chemicals, affect the host's metabolism and immune system, which, in turn, mediate the risk of various diseases. Linking such exposures to adverse outcomes, via intermediate phenotypes such as the metabolome, is one of the central themes of exposome research.

Workshop aims

  • highlight key research themes and challenges at the interface of metabolomics and exposome
  • provide an overview of the major global initiatives in exposome research
  • explore opportunities for global cooperation in exposome research at the level of metabolomics
  • discuss the challenges associated with the intersection of exposome science, epidemiology, and precision medicine

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All times in CET (Stockholm)

13:30 - 13:45

Connection open

13:45 - 14:00

Opening of the workshop and introduction
Matej Oresic and Craig Wheelock
Introduction to the Metabolomics Society Precision Medicine Task Group
Rima Kaddurah-Daouk

14:00 - 14:30

The exposome as a tool for discovery in environmental exposure and biological response
David M. Balshaw (Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch, NIEHS; NC, USA)

14:30 - 15:00

Exposome in the context of epidemiology: what’s done and needs to be done
Shoji Nakayama (National Institute for Environmental Studies; Tsukuba, Japan)

15:00 - 15:30

Environmental biodynamics: redefining the role of time in the exposome
Manish Arora (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; NY, USA)

15:30 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:10

Defining a manageable, dynamic chemical space for exposomics
Emma Schymanski (University of Luxembourg; Luxembourg)

16:10 - 16:40

Measuring the exposome and its interaction with drugs: a new frontier in precision medicine?
Benedikt Warth (University of Vienna; Austria)

16:40 - 17:30

Panel Discussion
with speakers, organizers, and Tuulia Hyötyläinen, Fabien Jourdan, Susan Sumner, Douglas Walker

Workshop organizers
Matej Orešič (Örebro University, Sweden)
Craig Wheelock (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

Workshop partners
The Metabolomics Society
Nordic Metabolomics Society
Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA), MANA Metabolomics in Precision Medicine Interest Group
Pan-European Network in Lipidomics and EpiLipidomics (EpiLipidNet)
Réseau Francophone de Métabolomique et Fluxomique
Swiss Metabolomics Society
Spanish Metabolomics Network
CIBER Frailty and Healthy Ageing (CIBERFES)