Research Projects



LöwenKIDS

Investigation of the influence of the sequence and load of infections and vaccinations during childhood on the development of the immunesystem

Within the birth cohort study LöwenKIDS, we are investigating the influence of the sequence and load of infections and vaccinations during childhood on the development of the immune system.

The researchers are looking for recruit pregnant women in the third trimester and parents of children up to three months of age who live in or near Braunschweig, Wolfenbüttel, Wolfsburg and Hannover. Anybody interested in participating can register by phone (+49 (0)345 / 557-5757) or use the contact form on the website loewenkids.helmholtz-hzi.de. This is also the place to turn to for obtaining further information on the study and an overview of the results of the preliminary studies.

Partners

More than 20 cooperation parters (hospitals, pediatricians, and midwifes in Lower Saxony and Bremen)

Cooperation

Institut für Medizinische Epidemiologie, Biometrie und Informatik, Universität Halle (Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk; since August 2017)

PhD Students involved

Mahrrouz Hoodgarzadeh, Kristin Schlinkmann, Beate Zoch (all PhD Programme Epidemiology)

Link to HZI website

https://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/de/forschung/forschungsprojekte/ansicht/projekt/detail/loewenkids/

Previous allocation

This project was initiated by the group "Epidemiological and Statistical Methods" and lead by Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk until July 2017.

Leader

Groups

Coordinator

Dr. Evelyn Dorendorf und Heike Raupach-Rosin

Funding agency

HZI - Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

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