"Cosmic Kiss" Mission of Astronaut Matthias Maurer

On Sunday, November 21st, Prof. Blottner, along with former Astronaut Thomas Reiter and Jennifer Ngo-Anh of ESA Human and Robotics Division will talk about the current mission of Matthias Maurer (Click above to access the link; Session will start on Sunday Nov. 21st, 06:30h CET).

Prof. Gunga at "DAS"

Prof. Gunga gives an interview at "DAS" on physiolgical and psychological reactions of humans in extreme environments, such as long-duration space missions. (Click above to access the podcast, in German language).

PD Dr. Maggioni panelist at the COP26

PD Dr. Martina Maggioni of the Center for Space Medicine and Extreme Environments will be a panelist at the COP 26, Official Side Event at the German Pavillon

New Publication by AG Stahn

During the Apollo 14 mission astronauts Ed Mitchell and Alan Shepard had to abort a traverse on there moon because of spatial disorientation. Here we highlight the importance of better understanding the effects of spaceflight on spatial abilities, and their brain correlates, and the need to develop individualized countermeasures to address phenotypic differences.

New Publication by AG Stahn

Can life in extreme environments foster our understanding of the limits and adaptability of cognition and brain plasticity? In the recent issue in Trends in Cognitive Sciences Drs. Stahn & Kühn summarize how spaceflight research in humans provides unique opportunities to gain new insights into the role of experiential diversity on brain and spatial cognition.

Ms. Grevers at the IAC Congress in Dubai

Psychologist Ms. Grevers held a talk during the IAC-session "Behavior, Performance, and Psychological Issues in Space" on the topic "Sexual Wellbeing and Sexual Security in Isolation & Confinement Environments (SWICE)"

Prof. Gunga and Dr. von Hirschhausen in "Stern - Video"

Prof. Gunga and Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen show the impact and consequences of climate change, especially the heat-waves that strike during the summer months. Click to access the video (German language).

Climate Change and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Prof Gunga visiting Wagai Healthcare facility (Siaya County, Kisumu, Kenya) for the DFG project “Climate change and health in Sub-Saharan Africa” in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)" (Click the picture above for more information.)

Panel Discussion

Panel discussion at the "Futurium" in Berlin on the subject of "Limits to Mobility - Next Aims of Space Travel" with Prof. Gunga from the Center for Space Medicine and Extreme Environments Berlin and Dr. Kristin Werner from "Futurium".

ESA Research MD at the Center for Space Medicine

The CardiCorTEx Study - ESA/DLR sponsored study - is ready to start. ESA MD Dr. Hannes Hagson visited the ZWMB for training. Dr. Maggioni and colleagues will evaluate circadian rhythm alterations in Antarctica by functional biomarkers as heart rate variability and core body temperature during winter over at Concordia Station (3233 m asl).

Heat and Health

A second on-site inspection of the Campus Benjamin-Franklin was conducted by scientists and politicians to advance the project "Heat and Health".

Climate Change and Health

A comprehensive webinar with Prof. Gunga about climate change and its impact, especially in the urban environment. Click to access the Youtube-Video (in German language).

Climate Change and Health

A podcast interview with Prof. Gunga on the "Amboss-Network" regarding climate change and health (in German language - click on the slide to access the podcast).

A visit from Caen University

Representatives from Caen University visited the anthropometry labs. Here, a new degree course within the ERASMUS-program is planned.

Berlin University Alliance "Heat and Health"

An on-site visit took place on June 25th at Campus Benjamin Franklin as part of the "Heat and Health" initiative.

Lecture Series "Climate Change"

Climate change is a global challenge, perhaps the most important of the 21st century. Click above to access the Youtube-Video of this lecture series featuring Prof. Gunga on health-issues arising from climate change (lecture in German).

The latest publication in Frontiers in Physiology

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The latest publication in Scientific Reports

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The latest publication in NPJ Microgravity

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New Publications by AG Stahn

In their most recent paper „COVID-19—The largest isolation study in history” published in NPJ Microgravity, Drs. Stahn & Chouker describe parallels of spaceflight analogs and the COVID-19 pandemic for a better understanding of neurobehavioral and immunological implications of social isolation and how to mitigate related adverse health conditions. Click the image for details.

New Publications by AG Stahn

New publications from AG Stahn were made in Lancet Neurology, NeuroImage and Frontiers in Neural Circuits. Click the image above for further details.

Oustanding Publication of 2019

The research article "Brain Changes in Response to Long Antarctic Expeditions" published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" (Impact Factor: 71), regarding the effects of social isolation and extreme environmental conditions on the brain, has gained the highest internet attention of all publications of the Charité in 2019. Click above for more information (PDF).

Sweating can be trained

Prof. Dr. Hanns-Christian Gunga gives a comprehensive interview about the impact of climate change and heat-waves on human health. A PDF from "Die Welt" (article in German) can be found by clicking the picture above.

Interview with Asst. Professor Dr. Alexander Stahn

regarding similarities between isolation in Antarctica and the current "Corona"-Crisis. (Article in German)

Prof. Gunga

receives the "Diploma titular de Academia National de Cienca", Lima 2019

Brain Changes in Response to Long Antarctic Expeditions

Asst. Prof. Dr. Alexander Stahn has led a long duration study to investigate isolation and confinement in Antarctica on the human brain. The results were published in the "New England Journal of Medicine". A PDF from "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (article in German) can be found by clicking the picture above.

Greetings from ISS

Alexander Gerst wearing the Double-Sensor for "Circadian Rhythms"-Experiment

From Space to Earth

Studies to simulate life in space on earth

From Earth to Space

Technologies and applications to serve men and women in space

Exercise in Extreme Environments

Investigating the physiological impact of the Yukon Arctic Ultramarathon

Chile Alma Observatory Study

Investigating the physiological reactions to hypobaric conditions

Cognitive Function in Space

Investigating neuro-cognitive function under simulated conditions of space


Investigating the changes in thermoragulation under real microgravity aboard ISS

Mars 500

500 days of a simulated journey to the Red Planet

Nathan Zuntz - pioneer in altitude physiology

His life and work by Prof. Dr. Hanns-Christian Gunga

Center for Space Medicine at the Charité-CCO in Berlin

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