The Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, the University of Rostock and national and international partners cooperate in the new Helmholtz Virtual Institute. They focus on the investigation of environmentally influenced diseases and seek to establish a long term scientific research initiative in this field.

HICE Measurement Campaign Finland

Source: University of Eastern Finland

October, 2013. During three weeks of experiments at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio HICE investigated the effects of aerosols from wood combustion. The HICE partners studied the relationships between chemical and physical properties of the emissions as well as changes in metabolome, proteome and transcriptome of human lung cells. More

HICE Summer School and Workshop in Prague

August, 2013. The HICE PhD students and Post Docs presented their research topics at the HICE Summer School in Prague on 29 and 30 August 2013. The broad knowledge used in HICE was characterized by four groups: Chemistry, Aerosol Physics, Health and Biostatistics. More

Online Seminars

Source: ITMZ University Rostock

April, 2013. In the summer term 2013 HICE and the Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre (JSMC) offer an interdisciplinary seminar program. The lectures on mass spectrometry and particulate matter take place at the University of Rostock and are also transmitted online. 
Programme

Mobile biology lab

Examining the lung cell cultures at the ship diesel campaign in Rostock. © ITMZ University Rostock

November, 2012. HICE developed and built a mobile biology laboratory for the work with lung cell cultures. It has been initiated at the first HICE measurement campaign at the University of Rostock. Biologists from the Technische Universität München, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Max Delbrück Center Berlin and the University of Luxembourg examined lung cells that were exposed to aerosols from ship diesel.

HICE scientists analyze ship diesel emissions

Prof. Dr. Ralf Zimmermann erläutert Journalisten den Versuchsaufbau der HICE-Feinstaubforschung an der Universität Rostock.
Source: ITMZ University Rostock

November, 2012. The first HICE Campaign took place at the University of Rostock from Nov. 19th to 30th 2012. During the three weeks the HICE consortium analyzed the aerosols from ship diesel emissions. On Nov. 26th the press came to report on the experimental set-up. Rostock with its Baltic Sea harbor is particularly interested in the research of the HICE scientists.
Press release

Lab Training Course

Source: LCSB, University of Luxembourg

October, 2012. The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) offered a lab training course on profiling cellular metabolism from the 8th to the 12th of October. Together with the Metabolomics Group of the LCSB led by Dr. Karsten Hiller the HICE partners analyzed metabolic effects caused by wood combustion derived nanoparticles on human lung cancer cells. More

HICE on EAC

September, 2012. HICE participated in the European Aerosol Conference (EAC) in Granada from September 2nd to 7th. Our partners from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Rostock, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Eastern Finland attended the scientific congress. The conference provided an essential forum for the latest and most stimulating developments in the field of aerosol science.

HICE Inauguration

May, 2012.“HICE provides a bright and encouraging topic in the pioneering research field of humans, environment and health”, congratulated Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schareck, chancellor of the University of Rostock. Prof. Dr. Günther Wess, scientific manager of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, strengthened the collaboration between the scientists and especially emphasized the long-term perspectives for prevention. More

Contact / Organisation

Prof. Dr. Ralf Zimmermann
Spokesperson of the Virtual Institute HICE
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 3187 4048

Sorana Scholtes
Project Management HICE
Helmholtz Zentrum München
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