Research Group "Allergic Disease Epidemiology"

German Infant Study on the influence of Nutrition Intervention PLUS environmental and genetic influences on allergy development

Influence of life-style factors on the development of the immune system and allergies in East and West Germany

ALEC Study (2015 - ongoing):
Ageing Lungs in European Cohorts

EAGLE (2008 - ongoing):

EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology

ECRHS III (2010 – ongoing):
European Community Respiratory Health Survey Follow-up of baseline survey started 1991

Finished Projects:

MeDALL (2010 - 2015):
Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy

Competence Network of Obesity (2nd funding period: 2012 – 2015)
Life Course Approach To Obesity Research: From Epidemiology To Future Strategies Of Prevention – EPI Germany. Subproject 1: Determinants and consequences of weight, waist circumference and fat mass gain in children and adolescents

ECRHS II (2000 - 2010):
European Community Respiratory Health Survey

Traffic-related air pollution as a risk factor for the development of asthma (2009 – 2012)

HITEA (2008 - 2012):
Health Effects of Indoor Pollutants: Integrating microbial, toxicological and epidemiological approaches

Staubkohorte NRW (2002 – 2011):
A German Cohort Study on Mortality & Air Pollution in Women from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

ESCAPE (2008 - 2011):
Effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on health in European cohorts

ENRIECO (2009 – 2011)
Environmental Health Risks in European Birth Cohorts

Munich Center of Health Sciences (MC-Health) (2006 - 2010)
Subproject 1.1: Genetic, lifestyle-dependent and social determinants of Health – Overweight in Childhood

TRAPCA (1998 – 2010):
Risk assessment of exposure to traffic-related air pollution for the development of inhalant allergies, asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions in children

INGA (1994 – 2004):
Indoor factors and genetics in asthma

AIRALLERG (2000 – 2003):
Effects of outdoor and indoor air pollution on the development of allergic disease in children

EARNEST (2006 – 2010):
Early nutrition programming-long term follow up of efficacy and safety trials and integrated epidemiological, genetic, animal, consumer and economic research