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Discovering Future Health.

We are Helmholtz Munich. We discover breakthrough solutions for better health in a rapidly changing world.

Discovering Future Health.

We are Helmholtz Munich. We discover breakthrough solutions for better health in a rapidly changing world.

Cyberattack - recovery of IT systems ongoing

On March 15, 2023, a cyberattack from an external source was detected at Helmholtz Munich. Immediately extensive defensive measures were taken. As a result, some employees have still very limited access to their email and telephone. Maximum efforts are ongoing to restore the IT- and communication systems.  We ask for your understanding and patience if we are unable to respond as quickly as usual or if processes are delayed. Thank you very much. 

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Our Researchers

Stephan Herzig

"It is my vision to successfully drive a mechanistic finding into clinical application in the area of obesity-related metabolic dysfunction as well as cancer cachexia."

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Prof. Dr. Stephan Herzig

Department Head Diabetes Center

Fabian Theis

"With AI we can imagine a future where diagnosing and treating diseases is more affordable, widely available, and thus more democratic."

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Prof. Dr. Fabian Theis

Department Head Computational Health Center

Erika von Mutius

"I am a passionate pediatrician scientist. My research focusses on the roots of asthma and allergy development with the aim of ultimately preventing these diseases in children at risk."

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Prof. Dr. Erika von Mutius

Department Head Environmental Health Center

Vasilis Ntziachristos

"Our research at Helmholtz Munich is driven by our interest to provide solutions that address critical unmet medical need and positively impact healthcare and the well-being of society."

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos

Department Head Bioengineering Center

Magdalena Götz

"My vision is to explore the mechanisms of neurogenesis to use it for instructing neurogenesis for replacement of lost neurons."

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz

Department Head Stem Cell Center

Michael Sattler

"We combine integrative structural biology to elucidate molecular mechanisms of biological pathways, highlighting the essential roles of dynamics and transient regulatory interations to enable innovative structure-based drug discovery."

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Prof. Dr. Michael Sattler

Department Head Molecular Targets & Therapeutics Center

Together We Expand the Horizons of Health