About the Center

We are a research institution of the federal government and the Free State of Bavaria. Most of our facilities are located on our central campus in Neuherberg in the north of Munich. We are a leading research center in research for environment related diseases. Our goal is to develop personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy for environmentally triggered diseases.


As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, we are part of the largest German scientific organisation. With its research, the Helmholtz Association contributes to solving the major future issues of our society in important areas such as energy, transport, technologies, health and the environment.


  • approx. 2300 employees
  • almost 80 nationalities
  • about 80 institutes and departments in science and administration
© Helmholtz Zentrum München

© Helmholtz Zentrum München

Mission & Vision

Our mission

  • We face one of the biggest challenges in our society: promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world
  • We conduct research in order to achieve a better understanding of how health and our environment are connected.
  • We then develop basic principles and applications to enable medicine to prevent and treat environment related diseases in the future.

Our vision

We make substantial contributions to research at the top international level and thus improve human health.

© Helmholtz Zentrum München

© Helmholtz Zentrum München

Organisational Structure

To get an overview of the structure of our research center you can refer to our Organisation Chart

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