Health @ HMGU

Local unit for research field HEALTH

Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) is home to the central unit of Helmholtz AI, which also represents research field health. HMGU’s main goal is to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy for environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world. 

With its strong and expanding array of computationally focused institutes, particularly the Institute of Computational Biology (ICB, led by Fabian Theis), a dynamically growing digital health environment, particularly the Institute of AI for Health (AIH, led by Carsten Marr), the Institute of Translational Genomics (ITG, led by Eleftheria Zeggini), as well as the bioengineering and imaging-focussed Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC, led by Matthias Tschöp and Vasilis Ntziachristos), HMGU is an ideal and well-connected host for the central unit.

Unit lead

Fabian Theis, Christoph Feest


Meike-Jana Kalb

Outreach officer

Meike-Jana Kalb



Helmholtz AI @ HMGU