Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Centre for Environmental Health

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Centre for Environment and Health (Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt). Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research institution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria. It is divided into 28 research institutes and independent departments, which are interlinked and cooperate on various topics and in various research programs. The center has diverse technology platforms which function as central service units. To ensure rapid and efficient transfer of findings from basic research into medical applications, scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München work closely in translational centers and clinical cooperation groups together with medical partners in the universities and hospitals in Munich. The research mission of Helmholtz Zentrum München is to increase understanding of disease mechanisms which affect human beings and essential parts of their environment. The Center is developing the fundamental principles for the medicine of the future and for a personalized medicine focused on addressing the causes of disease.