LIFE Health Study

Health Study

All about LIFE: The Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases - LIFE - is a major research project of the Universität Leipzig, Germany. 

Eye on Civilization diseases: With looking at the cause and development of widespread common diseases, LIFE, a major health care study offers the opportunity to develop more effective prevention and treatment strategies.

Tracing the causes of civilization diseases: The scientific network is tracking the causes of important widespread diseases such as metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, heart attack, diabetes, depression, dementia, head and neck-cancer, inflammatory diseases and allergies. Until 2014, 26.500 Leipzig residents - children and adults - will be analyzed clinically and bioanalytically as well as asked about their personal conditions of living. LIFE aims at largely unraveling the interplay between genetic predisposition, metabolism, environment and individual lifestyle at a single location.
The LIFE research network in Leipzig will open up a new dimension of understanding of the different roles of genetic factors, environmental conditions and individual lifestyle in the incidence of widespread diseases. 

LIFE helps to improve the quality of live: As a large scale study LIFE offers the opportunity to learn more about the causes of wide spread civilization diseases and consequently to further explore opportunities for individualized diagnostics and targeted approaches in therapy and prevention. This will ultimately help to improve the healthcare and quality of living in general. LIFE currently is the biggest German research project tackling lifestyle diseases.

  • Probandengesuch LIFE-Child

    Das LIFE-Team möchte Kinder im Alter von 0 bis 18 Jahren und deren Eltern in die LIFE-Child-Studienambulanz einladen. Besuchen Sie uns und melden Sie sich an! [mehr]

  • Pressemeldungen / News

    01. - 02.06.2022
    10. Nationales Biobanken-Symposium “Nachhaltige Verankerung von Biobanken als Forschungsinfrastruktur”
    [ext. Link tmf-ev.de]

    Oktober 2021
    Biobanking in „Gesundheitswesen aktuell"
    [ext. Link bbmri.de]

    Freistaat fördert Long-Covid-Studie der Unimedizin Leipzig
    [ext. Link sachsen.de]

    Juli 2021
    Digitale Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2021: LIFE ist dabei!
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    April 2021
    LIFE-Tag am 23.04.2021
    [Hier können Sie das Programm downloaden]

    Gerätetechnische Modernisierung in der Leipzig Medical Biobank abgeschlossen 
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    Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung fördert German Biobank Node für weitere drei Jahre
    [ext. Link bbmri.de]

    Erste Ergebnisse der NAKO-Gesundheitsstudie: COVID-19-Pandemie verändert die subjektive Gesundheit
    [ext. Link aerzteblatt.de]

    November 2020
    Klinische Studie SHAPE stärkt den Standort der Leipzig Medical Biobank 
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    September 2020
    German Biobank Alliance: Steering Committee trifft sich in Leipzig 
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  • Karriere

    Stellenangebote [mehr]
    Abschlussarbeiten LIFE-IT [mehr]