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Further Information on the Thematic Field

Diabetes mellitus, with about 8 million patients and probably an equal number whose disease has not been diagnosed or who are at high risk for diabetes (pre-diabetes), is one of the most prevalent common diseases in Germany. Estimates of the United Nations predict that by the year 2025 the number of diabetics will have increased worldwide from currently 250 million by more than 50% percent to about 380 million. Diabetes has therefore been declared a global threat to humanity.

With annual costs of more than 30 billion euros, diabetes ranks as one of the most cost-intensive areas in our health system. The suffering of the affected individuals is extremely high, especially due to secondary diseases. In the face of a steady increase in the number of cases, new research approaches are urgently needed. The primary goals of diabetes research are the development of individualized prediction of disease in people with high risk, individualized prevention in pre-diabetics and finally, a personalized treatment and prevention of complications in diabetes patients. In addition, intensive basic research shall provide new targets for future therapies through the elucidation of pathogenic mechanisms.

Despite worldwide research, these objectives have thus far only been rudimentarily achieved. One of the reasons is the failure to understand the pathogenesis of diabetes. Diabetes is caused by a very complex interaction of genetic factors with environmental conditions and is thus a classic research subject in ‘Environmental Health’. Diet and exercise play a significant role, but recently researchers have discovered indications of other influencing factors such as air pollution or exposure to so-called 'endocrine disruptors'.

Helmholtz Zentrum München is involved in a large number of innovative research projects and collaborations in the global diabetes research effort and intends to further expand this research focus next year. The research concentration on diabetes was further strengthened through the national German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), in which Helmholtz Zentrum München is a driving force and important partner.

October 07-11, 2019

Introduction into Metabolomic Research

Credit Points: 10 HE

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Every other Thursday, 1-2 pm (biweekly), Garching large seminar room

IDO Internal Seminar

Credit Points: 2 HE/term

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Garching Hochbrück, seminar room

Journal Club and Progress Report Glasmacher

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Fridays weekly, Garching

Journal Club Adipose Tissue Biology

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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First Friday each month, 4:00-5:00 pm, IDO Garching

IDO Bioinformatics Seminar

Credit Points: 1.5 HE/term

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Thursdays, 12-13 pm, Building 22, Room 104

Diabetes Update – IDF-Seminar

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Wednesdays, 9.30-11.30 am, Building 106, Seminar Room 2nd floor

Journal Club and Progress Report AG Daniel

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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Mondays, 10-12 pm, Building 35.33, Room 231

IDC Lab Meeting

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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Biweekly, seminar room IDC

IDC Group A - Diabetic Complications Seminar

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Biweekly, Mondays, 8:30-10 am, 35.33, large seminar room

IDC Group B - Adipose Tissue Biology Seminar

Credit Points: 2.5 HE/term

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Biweekly, Wednesdays

IDC Group C- Metabolic Dysfunction and Cancer Seminar

Credit Points: 3.5 HE/term

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Thursdays, 10-12 pm

IDC Group D - Meeting Endocytosis & Metabolism

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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Wednesdays, Building 35.33, Room 2055

IDC Group E - Meeting Neuroendocrine Tumors

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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Thursdays, 16-19 pm, Garching Seminar Room 2

Lab meeting IDR-G

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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12:15 – 1:45 pm (weekly), Building 34, Room 0332a

GAC-Seminar

Credit Points: 5.5 HE/term

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Montags, 9-10:30 Uhr, Gebäude 3531, Raum 1040

Versuchstierkundliches Seminar

Credit Points: 5.5 HE/term

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Wednesdays, 09:00-11:00 am, Garching, Parkring 11, Seminar Room 1

IDR-L Lab Meeting

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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Thursdays, 10-11:30 am, Building 35/14, Room 233

German Mouse Clinic Seminar

Credit Points: 7 HE/term

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Coordination of the Thematic Field

Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp
Helmholtz Zentrum München and TU München
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International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes

Coordinator: Dr. Sofia Sasse

Scientific Training Attendance Forms

The scientific training attendance forms should be submitted to the Graduate Student Office (GSO) after every term in April and October (1 term=1 Semester, 01 April - 30 September or 01 October - 31 March).

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