Press releases

Please note that some press releases of the IUF are of local interest and are therefore only published in German. They can be found on the German version of this site.

Press releases 2022

Düsseldorf, 6. October 2022
New DFG research unit on understanding aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) signaling in skin disorders
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a new research unit on “Understanding aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) signaling in skin disorders” (FOR 5489). In this research unit, coordinated by the IUF ­– Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (speaker: Prof. Jean Krutmann), scientists of the IUF and the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (three subprojects each) as well as scientists of the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn and the Medical Faculties of the Universities of Magdeburg and Oldenburg (one subproject each) are collaborating. →Continue reading...

Düsseldorf, 15. July 2022
CRISPRnano: a new and easy-to-use webserver to identify genome edited cells
A team of scientists from the IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf developed and validated a computational webserver which allows scientists to genotype mutations using nanopore sequencing. The results of this study were published in the renowned scientific journal Nucleic Acids Research. →Continue reading...

Düsseldorf, 23. May 2022
New models for rare diseases provide new insights
A team of scientists from the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf developed a multicellular model for human neurometabolic diseases associated with mitochondrial complex I deficiency and identified a potential therapeutic compound as well as its underlying mechanism. The results of this study were recently published in the renowned scientific journal Nature Communications. →Continue reading ...

Press releases 2021

Düsseldorf, 26. November 2021
New Leibniz Research Alliance Resilient Ageing: Healthy aging by strengthening adaptive capacity
The IUF is part of the new Leibniz Research Alliance Resilient Ageing. More details can be found in the press release of the FLI.

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Press releases 2019

Düsseldorf, 25. October 2019
Food additives in nano size affect nutrient uptake – midget particles lead to midget worms
Researchers from the IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf showed that particular nanoparticles affect nutrient uptake in the roundworm. The study was recently published in “Nanotoxicology”. →Continue reading ...

Düsseldorf, 22. August 2019
Clean air for a sustainable future
The IUF jointly participates with two more Leibniz institutes in a BMBF funded project for the improvement of air quality in Manila. Within this project, the group of Dr. Tamara Schikowski coordinates and conducts the work package on health effects. Please find more details on the project in the press release of the TROPOS published on August 22, 2019.

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