Credits and citing

Exposome-Explorer was developed at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in collaboration with the University of Alberta, Canada, with the financial support of IARC, the European Commission (EXPOsOMICS, FP7-KBBE-2012, grant no. 308610; NutriTech FP7-KBBE-2011-5, grant no. 289511), and the Joint Programming Initiative FOODBALL (2014-17).

The following people were involved:

Augustin Scalbert (IARC) coordinated the project.


Vanessa Neveu (IARC) developed the database and the web interface, identified the data sources, and supervised the compilation and curation of the data.


Alice Moussy, Héloïse Rouaix, Roland Wedekind, and Genevieve Nicolas analysed the data in literature sources and compiled them into the database.


Craig Knox, Allison Pon, and David Wishart (University of Alberta, Canada) provided expertise and advice for the development of the website.

Please cite the database as follows:

Neveu V, Nicolas G, Salek RM, Wishart DS, Scalbert A. Exposome-Explorer 2.0: an update incorporating candidate dietary biomarkers and dietary associations with cancer risk. Nucleic Acids Res. 2019; gkz1009. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz1009 PMID:27924041

Neveu V, Moussy A, Rouaix H, Wedekind R, Pon A, Knox C, Wishart DS, Scalbert A. Exposome-Explorer: a manually-curated database on biomarkers of exposure to dietary and environmental factors. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017; 45(D1):D979–D984. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkw980 PMID:27924041

Homepage photos by:

Roland Dray/IARC

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