Lode Godderis is occupational health physician and full professor at CEH of the KU Leuven. The Environment and Health Unit is part of KU Leuven Department of Public Health and Primary Care, a multidisciplinary department with a focus on community health, best practice and health policy. He investigates the impact of work on health in workers by unravelling the underlying epigenetic mechanism and the reverse, how health can affect work (dis)ability. Lode Godderis is also the CEO at IDEWE (External Service for Prevention and Protection at Work), a company with over 900 employees; and he is coordinator of several cohorts, such as PRECUBE (occupational and mental health data of workers). Additionally, he is the current chair of Modernet; an international network for development of techniques for discovering trends in work-related diseases and tracing new and emerging risks.