Research at IUF

Within our research mission, we focus on physical and chemical environmental stressors of global relevance. These include particles, non-ionizing radiation, selected chemicals and climate factors (= environmental exposome).

In an interdisciplinary approach, which combines expertise in environmental epidemiology, molecular toxicology, molecular aging research, and immunology, we assess, how these environmental stressors cause aging and associated diseases of the lung (RF1), the skin (RF2), the central nervous system (CNS, RF3) and adverse effects to the immune system (RF4).

We are in particular interested in interorgan crosstalk, susceptible groups, and the analysis of exposomal factors and their interaction which contribute to the development of aging phenotypes (Phenomics). The IUF is also constantly developing alternative test methods.

More detailed information about our research is provided on the following pages.