German Research Center for Environmental Health
To develop concepts for longlasting prevention and cure of cancer is one of the goals of the German Research Center for Environmental Health - located in Neuherberg, north of Munich.
The German Research Center for Environmental Health investigates the complex systems of life in the interface area between environmental influences and genetic predisposition. In placing this integrated approach at the centre of its research concept, the German Research Center for Environmental Health is unique in the combination of environmental research and biomedicine.
The society started as an independent Company for Radiation Research (GSF, Gesellschaft für Strahlenforschung) in the 1960s. It has since been extended several times and now employs approximately 1600 people. The GSF is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. The Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Bavaria support the GSF's work. The Federal Ministry meets 90 percent of the expenditure, Bavaria 10 percent.
The German Research Center for Environmental Health fosters applied sciences and works together with a number of institutes and clinics. It is engaged in tumour therapy, vaccination science, environmental dermatology and many more projects. The German Research Center for Environmental Health is active in making its research results public through reports, conferences and seminars at universities.