Helmholtz Zentrum München, the German Research Center for Environmental Health, develops efficient methods for the early detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of important common diseases that arise from the interaction between the environment and individual genetic backgrounds. One major focus of the Center is on diabetes.
Helmholtz Zentrum München is an important partner of all German Centers for Health Research and plays a leading role within the German Center of Diabetes Research (DZD). It is a research institution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria and one of the five Health Centers of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, contributing to long-term research goals on behalf of the state and society.
The scientific work is carried out in 56 institutes and research units, 3 translational centers, 3 clinical cooperation groups and 28 joint appointments with universities. The Center's unique feature is its internationally competitive expertise in health research and environmental research, combined under one roof.
Helmholtz Zentrum München participates in a framework of strong partnerships on the local, regional, national and international level. It cooperates with the best partners in science and industry to accomplish common goals in joint efforts.
Highly committed to the training and education of young scientists, Helmholtz Zentrum München e.g. has fostered joint appointments with the elite Munich universities: Technische Universität München (TU) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU). The center has also established the first international Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA), the Research School Lung Biology and Disease and the Helmholtz Research School of Radiation Science.
Helmholtz Zentrum München employs about 2270 people of 70 different nationalities. 80 percent of the staff work in the scientific area.
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