Selected projects

On the following pages we present selected projects in more detail. Short descriptions of our projects can be found on the pages of the respective working groups.


SALIA cohort (only short description, see working group Schikowski)

Together with the DDZ, IUF leads the study center Düsseldorf of the German National Cohort (NAKO), which is currently the largest German health study. Nationwide 200,000 study participants (men and women aged between 20 and 69) will be medically examined in 18 study centers and interviewed with regards to their living conditions. In the NAKO study center in Düsselorf a total of 10,000 citiziens from the city Düsseldorf, who are chosen with support from the residents' registration office, will be examined. Further information can be found on the website of the NAKO:

The IUF participates in the following DFG funded research training groups (RTG):
RTG 2624: Biostatistical methods for high-dimensional data in toxicology; Lead: Technical University Dortmund; further cooperation partners: IfADo - Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
RTG 2578: Impact of genotoxins on the differentiation efficacy of murine and human stem and progenitor cells and functional competence of thereof derived differentiated progeny; Lead: Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf