Dimosthenis Sarigiannis – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AU), Greece

Discussion on exposure data: modelling vs. measuring  – 28 April – 2:10 pm CEST

Dimosthenis Sarigiannis is Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of the General Chemical Technology Laboratory of the department of Chemical Engineering  and of the Research Group on the Exposome and Health at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He is also Associate Professor of Environmental Health Engineering at the Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) in Pavia, Italy, and Director of the Research Center on Complex Risk and Data Analysis and of the PhD program on Environmental Chemical Risk at the Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) of Pavia in Italy and visiting Professor at the University of Paris. He is President of the Mediterranean Scientific Association for Environmental Protection, Vice-President of the Hellenic Society of Toxicology, member of the Expert Committee on Air Pollution of the Greek Ministry of Health and advisor to the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health. In 2015 he received the Bo Holmstedt award from EUROTOX and the Bo Holmstedt Foundation for his contributions to the safety of pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

His research focuses:

(a) on the unraveling of the human exposome to improve the health risk assessment of industrial and environmental toxicants and to evaluate the effects of climate change and of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and

(b) on internalizing health aspects into circular economy strategies towards the implementation of safe-and-sustainable-by-design approaches to chemicals, materials and products.

He is the author or co-author of over 150 scientific papers published in the peer-reviewed literature and 26 chapters in international books and monographs and has led or contributed to 40 international research projects in the above areas.



The HBM4EU project was launched in 2016 with the aim of improving the collective understanding of human exposure to hazardous chemicals and developing HBM as an exposure assessment method. The project had €74m in funding and jointly implemented by 120 partners from 28 participating countries – 24 EU member states plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Israel and the European Environment Agency. One of its aims was to ensure the sustainability of HBM in the EU beyond 2021. The project ended in June 2022. The website will not be updated any longer, except the page on peer reviewed publications, but will be online until 2032.