HICE Inauguration

The Helmholtz Virtual Institute HICE was officially opened on May 8, 2012. The Helmholtz Zentrum München and the University of Rostock celebrated the opening event with their partners at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Warnemünde, Rostock.

“HICE provides a bright and encouraging topic in the pioneering research field of humans, environment and health”, congratulated Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schareck, chancellor of the University of Rostock. Prof. Dr. Günther Wess, scientific manager of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, strengthened the collaboration between the scientists and especially emphasized the long-term perspectives for prevention. Dr. Wolfgang Kreyling from the Helmholtz Zentrum München presented an exciting lecture on the impacts of particulate matter on human health. After a press conference the guests enjoyed a harbor tour in Rostock and started their scientific discussions. For the next five years, chemists, physicists, toxicologists, engineers and computer scientists will seek for a better understanding of the harmful impact of aerosols on human health.