The Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) investigates potentials and risks of modern work on the basis of behavioral and life sciences. The results lead to principles of beneficial and healthy design of the working environment.
Our Core topics
Working humans in technical environments
Challenge of work and ageing
Outer and inner factors for wellbeing and performance at work
Safe handling of chemicals in modern working environments
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International Conference on Modelling and Measurement in Medicine and Biology
At the international BIOMED 2013 conference in Budapest PD Dr. Matthias Jäger, head of the Biodynamics IfADo-project group, has held on 25th April a keynote address 'The lumbar spine at work - subject to overload?' (more...)
Research of aging: International Conference 'Aging & Cognition' 2013
Growing old does not only entail physical changes but also affects mind and memory, learning, working and everyday life. The international conference Aging and Cognition dealt with these aspects of gerontology and took place from the 25th to the 27th of April in the Westfalenhallen Dortmund (more...)
in Motion: EU-research project releases film
Exciting glance behind the scenes of large-scale EU research endeavour - In this EU project the IfADo develops in vitro test systems for identification of hepatotoxic components (more...)
IfADo-committee work 'Ergonomics' - New CEO GfA
In spring 2013, PD Dr.-Ing. Matthias Jäger was elected as new executive board member on the general meeting of the Society for Work Science e.V. (german 'Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft') (more...)
Leibniz Journal 'Life in Demographic Change' - Contribution of IfADo
The current Leibniz journal is devoted to the main theme 'Life in Demographic Change'. The IfADo is involved with its study 'Brain work - older workers face the challenges of the world of work by specific training methods' (more...)
MS Science on tour again - Contribution of IfADo
In the Year of Science 2013 'The Demographic Opportunity' the german initiative Science in Dialogue (WiD) comes back on tour with the exhibition ship. On board IfADo presents an interactive computer test to get in touch with 'cognitive aging' (more...)
Helmholtz Exhibition 'Ideas 2020 - for our future' - Contribution of IfADo
The IfADo is involved in the issuing unit 'Even at the age lead an independent life - workers get older' during the Helmholtz traveling exhibition 'Ideas 2020 - for our future' (more...)
DGFl convene IfADo immunologists to the Board
The German Society for Immunology eV has called Prof. Dr. Carsten Watzl to the Executive Board (more...)
Policy advice also in overseas - benzene
The toxicological expertise of IfADo for benzene exposure at work is in Brazil of current interest. Dortmund scientists refereed as representatives of the European and national SCOEL AGS on 5./6.12.2012 at the Seminário Nacional do benzeno in Brasilia to limit questions (more...)
International Symposium on Lumbar-disc herniation through physical workload?
On the international symposium "Lumbar Disc Herniation and Work: What Relationship?" at Milan University on March 6, 2012, PD Dr. Matthias Jäger has held the keynote on "Evaluating the link between disc herniation and manual materials handling". (more...)
Best Paper Award 2011
Das World Mycotoxin Journal hat an Frau Prof. Gisela Degen den Best Paper Award
2011 für das Review "Tools for investigating workplace related risks
from mycotoxin exposure" verliehen (mehr...)
Neuron array advances toxicity testing
The manuscript of the research group "Neurobehavioural Tooxicology and Chemisensation" (together wirth the neighboured Leibniz insitute ISAS) The network formation assay: a spatially standardized neurite outgrowth analytical display for neurotoxicity screening has been highlighted as technical innovation in the RSCs Chemical Technology publication, and features as the top article in the Latest News of the Lab on a Chip journal (more...).
Next Seminar Dates...
05.06.2013 11:00 Uhr;
Eppinger, Ben (Dresden)
Altersbedingte Beeinträchtigungen beim habituellen und zielgerichteten Lernen und Entscheiden
06.06.2013 11:00 Uhr;
Antje Nuthmann (Edingburgh/UK)
How do the regions of the visual field contribute to object search in realworld scenes? Evidence from eye movements
12.06.2013 11:00 Uhr;
Frese, Michael (Lüneburg)
Postdoctoral Position in Immunology/Cell Biology
PhD Position in Immunology/Cell Biology
Gender equality and family friendly working conditions at IfADo
Conferences and Workshops 2013...
20th EUROTOX Training & Discussion Session
Epigenetic Carcinogenicity in Risk Assessment
Dortmund, February 14-15, 2013
Aging & Cognition Kongress
25.04. - 27.04.2013, Westfalenhalle Dortmund
NK2013 - 14th Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity
Sept. 18. - 21. 2013, Heidelberg
European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
May 07. - 10. 2014, Dortmund
additional conference organization...