Health Sciences

The health sciences at the University of Konstanz examine challenges and threats to human health caused by ageing, toxic substances, risk behaviours, physical inactivity or stress across molecular and behavioural scales through interdisciplinary cooperation between biology (toxicology in particular), psychology, sport science and computer science. Important contributions are currently made by the “SMARTACT” network, which explores interventions promoting healthy eating and physical activity through mobile technology, as well as by the EU-funded “PRECIOUS” project, which tests the conditions for new immunotherapy applications for prostate cancer.

Research in this area is supported by the on-campus Human Performance Research Centre (HPRC), which opened in 2018 and features state-of-the-art technology for large-scale health studies, including four sport science laboratories that can be used to analyse all aspects of performance, exercise and physical stress.