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Laboratory, Department of Experimental Diabetology (© Till Budde/Zukunftsagentur Brandenburg; This picture was financed by the European Regional Development Fund.)

“Science Thrives in Open-minded Environments”: Potsdam research institutions on the refugee issue

Potsdam's scientific institutions published an open letter for a tolerant society, rejecting all expressions of hatred, violence, and intolerance towards people on the basis of their origins, appearance, religion, or other grounds. They position themselves in the ongoing discussion about refugees in the state of Brandenburg, and in Germany. The German Institute of Human Nutrition undersigned the open letter as well.

German Institute of Human Nutrition

The mission of the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition and health, with the aim of understanding the molecular basis of nutrition-dependent diseases, and of developing new strategies for prevention, treatment, and nutritional recommendations.

Scientists at the DIfE pursue these scientific goals by interdisciplinary cooperation comprising a broad spectrum of experimental and epidemiological methods. A particular focus of the institute is research on the most important diseases at present, i.e., obesity, diabetes, and cancer, whose development may involve nutrition-dependent factors.

DIfE is an independent foundation and member of the Leibniz Association, an alliance of scientific institutions.

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