Jule Filler receives the Best Poster Prize for her Master’s Thesis

Not only scientists but also student assistants are thriving at our institute

© Jule Filler

Jule Filler from the Research Group "Exposomics" has been recognized for her excellent research within the M.Sc. Epidemiology program at LMU. For her Master's Thesis "Association of Habitual Dietary Intake and Physical Activity with MRI-derived Hepatic Iron", she was awarded the Best Poster Prize among all 2021 graduates of the program. Jule worked with both imaging and nutrition data to show that habitual intake of specific food items, such as alcohol, fibre and potassium, is related to the amount of iron stored in the liver.

The prize is endowed with 500 €.

Fillers supervisor Dr. Susanne Rospleszcz is very proud of her.



Dr. Susanne Rospleszcz
Institute of Epidemiology
Helmholtz Zentrum München – Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Ingolstädter Landstr. 1
D-85764 Neuherberg
Tel. +49 89 3187 4234

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Munich pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle. Helmholtz Munich has about 2,300 staff members and is headquartered in Neuherberg in the north of Munich. Helmholtz Munich is a member of the Helmholtz Association, a community of 19 scientific-technical and medical-biological research centers with a total of about 37,000 staff members. 

The Institute of Epidemiology (EPI) assesses genetic, environmental and lifestyle risk factors which jointly determine the occurrence of major chronic diseases. The focus is on the development and progression of metabolic, respiratory and allergic diseases, as well as heart diseases and mental health. The goal is to understand the molecular underpinning of disease better and to translate this knowledge into personalized approaches of prevention as well as polices to improve health. Research builds on the unique resources of the KORA cohort, the KORA myocardial infarction registry, and the KORA aerosol measurement station. Aging-related phenotypes have been added to the KORA research portfolio within the frame of the Research Consortium KORA-Age. Moreover, the institute makes use of the birth cohorts GINI and LISA. It plays a leading role in the planning and setting up of the German National Cohort and builds the NAKO biorepository.