The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Asia and Western Pacific Chapter (ISEE-AWPC) was established in 2004 to study the local and global environment and health. The aim is to promote communication among students, scientists, young researchers, who are working or interested in Environmental Health, Exposure Assessment, Occupational Health, Women and Child Environmental Health from communities of Science, Industry, and Government as well as facilitate capacity building for environmental epidemiology in Asian and Western Pacific countries.

The International Society for Exposure Science Asia Chapter (ISES-AC) was established in 2008. It is committed to promote joint scientific research and data among various countries, as well as co-construction and information sharing to develop biomarkers and biomonitoring systems to reflect multi-route exposure, to establish exposure factors at the Asian level. Doing so, the aim is to promote and advance the science of exposure analysis related to environmental stressors in human populations and ecosystems, and to improve exposure scientific understanding, knowledge and application, and strengthen the impact of exposure science on environmental policy formulation.

Organising Committee


Professor Chong Yap Seng

Professor Chong Yap Seng
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor Chong Yap Seng is the Dean of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, as well as Chief Clinical Officer for the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR). He also serves as a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). Professor Chong is also the founding Director of the ASTAR-NUS Singapore Centre for Nutritional Sciences, Metabolic Diseases, and Human Development.

His research interests include fetal growth and early development, as well as women’s health, genetic epidemiology of pregnancy-related disorders, and intrapartum and postpartum management issues. Professor Chong has published over 300 research articles, in journals including The Lancet, JAMA and BMJ and has received funding of more than $150 million in research grants.



Loo Xiu Ling Evelyn

Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR, Singapore



Johan Gunnar Eriksson

Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR, Singapore

Shu-Li Wang

National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

Xiaoqi Feng

UNSW School of Population Health, Australia

Atsuko Araki

Center for Environmental and Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan

Jonathan Huang

Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR, Singapore

Beate Ritz

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California

Guo How-Ran

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan

Seow Wei Jie

NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Singapore

Duan Xiaoli

University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Tamara Schikowski

IUF-Leibniz Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Duesseldorf, Germany

Michelle Turner

Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain

Yankai Xia

Nanjing Medical University, China

Hui Xing Lau

Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR, Singapore

Michelle Jia Yu Tay

National University of Singapore, Singapore