Liese Gilles – Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium

Harmonising efforts to support policy making – 27 April –  4:30 pm CEST

 The main goal of HBM4EU is to obtain quality controlled and comparable HBM data, with European wide coverage, to inform the development of environment and health policies. The presentation will showcase how we obtained harmonized data for children, teenagers and adults, from 23 European countries. Which tools have been developed to facilitate harmonized conduct of HBM in Europe. How existing HBM capacity is used and how to sustain and improve this harmonized European HBM data collection towards the next HBM project.


Liese Gilles has obtained her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Hasselt University (2017). After her studies she joined the Health unit at VITO to work on the HBM4EU project (2017-2022). She coordinated the aligned studies under HBM4EU and is part of the data management team at VITO.