This talk was given at TEDxUHasselt 2014.

About Tim Nawrot

Tim Nawrot studied environmental health sciences at Maastricht University and Vermont Medical School, US. In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in medical sciences from the University of Leuven, Belgium. Nawrot currently works as an associate professor of environmental epidemiology at Hasselt University and part time (20%) at Leuven University. His research focus on health effects of environmental pollutants on ageing including effects in early life.

He has published over 100 scientific research papers including top medical journals as Lancet and British Medical Journal. He served as advisor on national and international panels in the field of environmental health including the World Health Organization and Canadian Health Administration. In 2008 and 2012, he was laureate of Belgian Academies of Medicine for his work on biological ageing and environmental epidemiology, respectively. In 2013, he was awarded a prestigious starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC).