German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)
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The Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) is a research institution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the largest scientific organisation in Germany (39,000 employees in 19 research centres). Helmholtz Zentrum München employs approximately 2,300 people of 50 different nationalities (more than 3⁄4 acting in science). As German Research Center for Environmental Health, HMGU pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases, which develop from the interaction of lifestyle, environmental factors, and personal genetic background, such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. The organisation provides leading technologies for mouse models, structural biology and epidemiology.