• NASA Aerosol Map

    Optical thickness of dust (red), seasalt (blue),
    organic/black carbon (green) and
    sulfates (white).
    Source: NASA (GEOS-5, GOCART)


The German-Israeli Helmholtz International Laboratory aeroHEALTH strives to understand the biological and health effects of atmospheric aerosols mechanistically, combining information on primary emissions as well as secondary and ambient aerosols. Atmospheric processing (“ageing”) under atmospheric relevant conditions of biogenic and anthropogenic emissions are simulated on short and long term scales to connect laboratory observations with the observed health impacts from field experiments. Read More >


Analytica Munich and annual meeting of the aeroHEALTH scientific advisory board

aeroHEALTH board spokesperson Prof. Zimmermann (Helmholtz Munich / University of Rostock) and project manager Dr. Hendryk Czech (Helmholtz Munich /…


Manuscript acceptance in Environment International from first joint aeroHEALTH campaig

aeroHEALTH announces the manuscript acceptance of in-depth biological mechanism analysis from first joint comprehensive study combining biological…


Manuscript accepted in "Environmental Health Perspectives" from first joint aeroHEALTH campaign

aeroHEALTH announces the manuscript acceptance of its first joint comprehensive study combining biological effects and aerosol physical/chemical…


Successful completion of the second joint aeroHEALTH campaign

End of 2021, aeroHEALTH successfully completed its second joint campaign, conducted at the ILMARI facility of the University of Eastern Finland,…


Prof. Y. Rudich visits the University of Rostock

During a short research stay, Prof. Y. Rudich from the Weizman Institute of Science visited the University of Rostock and was able to successfully…


aeroHEALTH at the 16th National Conference on Health Economy 2021

The 16th National Conference on Health Economy 2021 took place in Rostock from June 3rd to 4th. As this year's partner country of the conference,…


Novel Analytical Technique for VOC speciation appears on Outside Back Cover of Analyst

aeroHEALTH researchers from University of Rostock and Helmholtz Centre Munich (CMA) developed a novel fast gas chromatography (fastGC) instrument with…


Virtual Scientific Advisory Board Meeting ahead of the midterm evaluation

On 12th May 2021, a virtual meeting with aeroHEALTH’s advisory board was realized in preparation for the midterm evaluation. Prof. Dr. Ralf Zimmermann…


TV Broadcast "Luftqualität in Wohngebieten" - Prof. Dr. Ralf Zimmermann on fine dust pollution from wood-burning stoves

TV Broadcast "nano" on 3sat from the 31st March, 2021. Prof. Dr. Ralf Zimmermann gave an interview about the importance of separation systems in…


Steering Board adopts new associated aeroHEALTH-Partner: UniBW

The “Institute for Chemistry and Environmental Engineering” at the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering of the Universität der Bundes wehr München…


Associated Partner in MORE

MORE is a unique and interdisciplinary approach to evaluate sustainable, efficient, and safe mobility technologies of the future. Within MORE the…


Associated Partner in LUKAS

The aim of the LUKAS project is to develop a novel mobile measurement and warning system for monitoring and detecting particulate pollutants in the…


aeroHEALTH Seminar

The former Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre (JMSC) seminar has been developed into the joint aeroHEALTH seminar. Weekly, research from 10 external…


Successful completion of the first joint aeroHEALTH campaign

After 5 months of intense work, aeroHEALTH proudly announce the successful completion of the first joint measurement campaign. In this campaign, the…

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Inauguration of the aeroHEALTH International Lab in Munich

On the 5th of December, the aeroHEALTH International Lab and the first joint measuring campaign were launched in the laboratory of CMA, in Sendling,…


Inspection of the new reactor SAPHIR-STAR

Installation of a new continuous stirred-tank reactor SAPHIR-STAR at the IEK-8 of the Forschungszentrum Jülich.



From 25 to 30 August 2019, the EAC took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. The aeroHEALTH consortium was strongly represented with 10 lectures, which can be…


Inauguration of the Helmholtz International Laboratory aeroHEALTH - Picture Galery

On Monday, April 1st, the Helmholtz International Laboratory aeroHEALTH was officially inaugurated at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. The President…

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Launch of the aeroHEALTH project

The starting signal has been given for the German-Israeli aeroHEALTH project. The Presidents of the Helmholtz Association and the Weizmann Institute…


Helmholtz International Lab aeroHEALTH at a glance

The Helmholtz International Lab aeroHEALTH flyer is now available in printed form. For all aeroHEALTH interested parties, we have created a flyer,…


Kick Off Meeting at the Umwelt Forschungsstation Schneefernerhaus

The first aeroHEALTH project meeting took place at the Umwelt Forschungsstation Schneefernerhaus from the 28th - 30th of January 2019. In this…

Mission and Vision

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states particulate matter (PM) air pollution to be the largest environmental health risk in Europe, causing a substantial disease burden. It is estimated that in 2014 more than 90% of the world population lived in places where WHO air quality guidelines were not met, causing 3 million premature deaths due to exposure to ambient air pollution and making it the fourth highest risk factor of death globally. Although the association between several combustion aerosols and adverse health effects is well established, the effect of atmospheric ageing on aerosol toxicity has been sparsely investigated. This knowledge gap is addressed by the research of AeroHEALTH. Read more >