German National Cohort (NAKO)

The GNC Study Center Augsburg is located at the University Hospital Augsburg, Southern Germany. It is run by the Team of Dr. med. Sigrid Thierry, of the University Hospital Augsburg (as a contractor on behalf of the Helmholtz Zentrum München). The Helmholtz Zentrum München leads the study center scientifically and is a member of the NAKO e.V. The Study Center Augsburg is one of 18 study centers in the GNC and has recruited 20.000 study participants from the City of Augsburg and its two surrounding counties Augsburg und Aichach-Friedberg. Since 2019 the study participants are invited to the study center for follow-up exams. More information can be found here (in German).