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Helmholtz Institute for One Health (HIOH) in Greifswald

The Helmholtz Institute for One Health (HIOH) in Greifswald conducts research at the interface of humans, animals and the environment.

As a result of the Corona pandemic, for example, it is becoming increasingly clear how closely the health of humans, animals and the Earth system are intertwined.

At HIOH, scientists from the research fields of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental sciences cooperate. This innovative research approach is called "One Health" in the scientific community. It has developed extremely dynamically in recent years.

Initiators of the HIOH are the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and the University of Greifswald. Further research partners are the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute for Animal Health and the University Medical Center in Greifswald.

With the HIOH, the HZI underlines its research competence in the field of zoonotic pathogens, which are mutually transmissible between humans and animals. The institute's research director is Fabian Leendertz, one of the world's leading One Health experts.

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Dr. Katja Großmann

Chief Research Manager Health
Helmholtz Association

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