We are pleased to welcome you on the outskirts of Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Munich is one of the most important cultural and economic centres in Germany. It is characterised by tolerance, cosmopolitanism and a unique blend of modern metropolitan atmosphere and time-honoured traditions. With the Alps just down the road, this city of 1.5 million (as per 31.03.2017) is an ideal starting point for bike tours and hiking trips. Its proximity to Italy, Austria and Switzerland is also a great asset when it comes to sampling the cultural and culinary delights this attractive part of Europe has to offer.

Helmholtz Zentrum München is the German Research Center for Environmental Health. We investigate the important common diseases which develop from the interaction of lifestyle, environmental factors and personal genetic background in order to create new approaches for diagnosis and therapy.  Our particular focus lies in the investigation of diabetes mellitus and lung diseases. The Helmholtz Zentrum München comprises 47 institutes and departments and its total staff amounts to 2,338 employees (as per 31 December 2017).  

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