Jana Klánová – Masaryk University (MU), Czech Republic

Welcome and Interactive session: Future paths for the continuation of HBM in Europe – 28 April – 9:05 am CEST


Jana Klánová is a tenured professor of environmental chemistry at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, a director of the RECETOX Centre and a coordinator of the ESFRI Research Infrastructure for human exposome (EIRENE). Her research interests are in environmental health sciences and environmental determinants of health. Jana is a member of the ESFRI Strategic Working Group on Environment and the Czech national Board on Large Infrastructures for Research and Innovation. She is a lead of the Group of Earth Observation Initiative GOS4POPs (Global Observation System for Persistent Organic Pollutants). She has been leading multiple large-scale projects from the European Structural and Investment Funds and EU Horizon 2020 projects (a total value of 80 mil. Eur). She published more than 200 research papers (H-index 44).


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.