ZIEL - Institute for Food & Health

ZIEL is a Corporate Research Center of the Technical University of Munich which operates at the interface between food science, nutrition research and medicine. ZIEL is committed to knowledge gain for the benefit of human health.

The outstanding core expertise of ZIEL’s members covers thematically interconnected areas relating to the influence of food on human digestive health and metabolic function. Through the provision of platform technologies (Core Facilities), ZIEL generates synergies that extend beyond faculty and institute boundaries.

Cutting-edge research at the interfaces of nutrition and health
ZIEL - Institute for Food & Health carries out excellent basic research at the interfaces of food science, nutrition research and medicine. 
The work of this TUM inter-university corporate research center is mainly focused on the microbiome, digestive health and metabolic functions. Through its research findings, ZIEL aims to benefit the prevention of chronic diseases.

ZIEL - Institute for Food & Health

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Leading scientists join forces in ZIEL to translate outstanding basic research in the fields of biomedicine, food and nutrition science into projects with relevance to human health.
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Research

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The research carried out at the ZIEL is focused on human nutrition and investigates questions of relevance to biomedicine.
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Core Facilities

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The Core Facilities enable the implementation of the work carried out by the ZIEL research areas. With the help of the Core Facilities, ZIEL provides unique platforms for researching the links between human nutrition and health.
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Young Academics

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ZIEL operates a thematic program for young scientists which generates synergies that extend beyond faculty and institute boundaries and promotes interdisciplinary cooperation between the research groups.
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