Working Group Occupational, Radiation and Environmental Epidemiology

Epidemiological research on occupational, radiation and environmental epidemiology (short: ORE) has a long tradition at BIPS. National and international studies on occupational risk factors of lung cancer, environmental and occupational factors in the etiology of testicular cancer, radiation epidemiological studies on medical CT diagnostics and childhood cancer, a follow-up of a large occupational cohort of flight crew as well as the assessment of medical radiation exposure in the NAKO health study have been carried out or are ongoing.

Several specialist groups and individual scientists are involved in this work across departments. The interdepartmental ORE working group bundles these activities, discusses research approaches and results, and develops new ideas for research projects on the basis of existing expertise and data sources, but also new primary data.

The tasks of the ORE Working Group are prioritized in

  • ... bundling and further development of activities and competences in the ORE thematic fields across all departments.
  • ... maintaining and further development of competencies and the expansion of synergies
  • ... strategic use of BIPS infrastructures for ORE-related research (e.g. GePaRD research database, cancer registry)
  • ... initiating and implementing of national and international research collaboration

Occupational epidemiology:

Radiation epidemiology:

Environmental epidemiology: