Jelle Vlaanderen

Jelle is an assistant professor in molecular epidemiology at the Institute for Risk Assesment Sciences of Utrecht University. His research interest lies in conducting studies and developing approaches that contribute to the elucidation of the role of environmental factors in disease etiology. In practice this translates into a focus on the use of molecular markers in association with both environmental exposures and disease or early health effects and on the development and implementation of methods that contribute to causal inference in epidemiological studies.


A State-of-the-Science Review on High-Resolution Metabolomics Application in Air Pollution Health Research: Current Progress, Analytical Challenges, and Recommendations for Future Direction

Donghai Liang, Zhenjiang Li, Jelle Vlaanderen, Ziyin Tang, Dean P. Jones, Roel Vermeulen, and Jeremy A. Sarnat
Environmental Health Perspective

Variability of the Human Serum Metabolome over 3 Months in the EXPOsOMICS Personal Exposure Monitoring Study

Max J. Oosterwegel, Dorina Ibi, Lützen Portengen, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Sonia Tarallo, Alessio Naccarati, Medea Imboden, Ayoung Jeong, Nivonirina Robinot, Augustin Scalbert, Andre F. S. Amaral, Erik van Nunen, John Gulliver, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Paolo Vineis, Roel Vermeulen, Pekka Keski-Rahkonen, and Jelle Vlaanderen
Environmental Science & Technology

Environmental risk factors of type 2 diabetes-an exposome approach

Beulens JWJ, Pinho MGM, Abreu TC, den Braver NR, Lam TM, Huss A, Vlaanderen J, Sonnenschein T, Siddiqui NZ, Yuan Z, Kerckhoffs J, Zhernakova A, Brandao Gois MF, Vermeulen RCH.
Diabetologia. 2021 Nov 18.

Jelle Vlaanderen

Contact information

Utrecht University
Nieuw Gildestein
Yalelaan 2
Room 3.57
3584 CM Utrecht


Areas of Expertise

Air quality Environmental Epidemiology Molecular Epidemiology

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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