Environment and Health


Conducting academic research and training to better understand the impact of environmental contaminants on human health and the environment.

Research Topics

The unique combination of chemists, toxicologists and epidemiologists enables a holistic approach of environmental and human health topics.


Our expertise and research output make an important contribution to the knowledge needed for informed environmental governance of the most pressing environmental pollution issues.

Research Facilities

A wide range of analytical instruments is available to identify and guantify the various contaminants in all sorts of matrices and to determine their toxicity.


The bachelor programme Health and Life focusses on all aspects of life, health and disease from the level of the molecule to the level of society.


View all of our publications from 2005 onwards, sorted by year of release and categorized by publication type, ranging from journal articles and doctoral theses, to lectures and conference contributions.

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23 April 2017
Within the STW-funded project (2012-2017) ‘High throughput Effect-Directed Analysis: a novel platform for rapid and sensitive identification of toxic compounds in the aquatic environment’, the VU and Spark Holland developed a small-volume fractionation device to speed up the typical EDA workflow. The FractioMateTM is a contact-free high frequency droplet ejection spotter device for HT-EDA. Read more

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