The IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

Molecular preventive medicine

Our research mission …

… is the prevention of environmentally-induced damage to human health.

We achieve this by elucidating causal mechanisms in the effects of environmental toxicants of global relevance (including particles, chemicals and radiation).

The IUF focuses on environmentally-induced aging, adverse immune reactions and neurotoxicity.

We develop cutting-edge models for risk assessment and for the identification of innovative strategies for prevention and intervention.

The ultimate translational steps are achieved by advising regulatory authorities and by cooperating with clinicians and representatives of industry.