The ExposUM Institute is an initiative by the University of Montpellier and its partners to set up an out-of-bounds, open-ended reference institute for the study, training and science-society interaction of the environmental determinants of human health. Winner of the ExcellenceS (PIA4) and supported by the Occitanie Region, ExposUM is funded to the tune of 46.4 M€ over the period 2022-2030.

The exposome is the sum total of lifelong exposure to environmental and social factors, the effects of which, combined with the intrinsic characteristics of individuals, underpin health and the onset, evolution and severity of infectious or non-communicable human diseases. In this sense, it is the environmental counterpart of the genome, with which it interacts throughout an individual's life.


Provide an innovative conceptual framework for studying multiple environmental risks and their combined effects

GATe: Gather people to Generate, Apply, Transmit knowledge

Axis 1: Generating knowledge: accelerating the acquisition of basic knowledge in a coordinated, non-segmented, interdisciplinary way

Axis 2: Applying knowledge: defining global mitigation strategies adapted to the local context and encouraging innovation. Find out more

Axis 3: Transmitting knowledge: promoting the education of the next generation of scientists


Management Committee (CoDir): Éric Delaporte (dir.), Aurélie Binot, Charlotte Boullé, Mircea Sofonea.

Project manager: Elodie Suttling.

Conseil d'Orientation Scientifique et Stratégie (COSS) : Jacques Mercier (pres.), Amaria Baghdadli, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Pascal Demoly, Delphine Destoumieux-Garzon, Didier Fontenille, Sylvain Gandon, Julie Pannequin, Denis Pesche, Éric Servat, Coumba Toure Kane, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat, Laurent Visier.

Conseil d'Orientation et d'Évaluation de la Research (COER): Charlotte Boullé, Anca Mirela Chiriac, Constance Delaby, Jacques Gardon, Alexandre Hobeika, Clément Jonquet, Antonio Maraver, Mircea Sofonea, Annelise Tran.

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