In this section are listed news about important publications, research projects and events.

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Diversity-Day 2020 at IfADo

In 2019, IfADo signed the „Charta der Vielfalt“ – a voluntary commitment to promote diversity at work. „Only through diverse teams our research can develop further,“ says Brigitta Thiel, Commercial Director at IfADo. „We are committed to the „Charta der …


Immune response against corona infection

Immunologists at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), in collaboration with local partners, are currently developing methods to detect antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Their aim is not only to determine …


Awarded: IfADo research on chronotypes and their effects on brain physiology and behavior

The “NYC Neuromodulation 2020” was also held this year as an online conference with more than 3600 attendees and 250 speakers worldwide. In one session, Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche, head of the IfADo-research department “Psychology & Neurosiences” and his team …
Dr. Silvia Capellino

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Silvia Capellino: Associate Professor

The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) has awarded PD Dr. Silvia Capellino the title „Associate Professor“ (in German: “Außerplanmäßige Professorin”). Silvia Capellino joined IfADo 2016 as head of the research group „Neuroimmunology“ in the immunology …

Psychology & Neurosciences

There isn’t just one way of doing it: Different parameters of brain stimulation

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to constantly change and thereby learn something new or adapt to different conditions. This is not only essential for memory, but also for the recovery after brain injuries. Pathological changes in neuroplasticity …
Minister Julia Klöckner and Wiebke Albrecht.


Animal Welfare Research Prize 2019 for IfADo toxicologists

Wiebke Albrecht, a PhD student at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) receives the “Animal Welfare Research Prize 2019” by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (23.10.2019). Together with an …
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Psychology & Neurosciences

The influence of nicotine on the brain

„Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times,“ is a famous quote of the author Mark Twain. For many people it is difficult to quit smoking, since nicotine stimulates the brain and increases processes of …
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How breast cancer cells use fat to protect themselves

Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer in women in Germany. Why cancer cells are so viable is a central research question. Dr. Cristina Cadenas, a researcher at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), and her …
Dr. Ahmed Ghallab


GASL award 2019 for Ahmed Ghallab

The German Association for the Study of the Liver (GASL) has honored Dr. Ahmed Ghallab with the GASL award of the YAEL foundation 2019. The award is donated annually with 3.000 euro. The best scientific publication of the previous year is chosen by the board …