As part of central management of the Institute of Areospace Medicine the Study-team supports internal and external scientists as well as research groups conducting human investigations. The main focus lies on complex, highly standardized in-patient studies, with more than 10 years of experience in, e.g., isolation studies, head-down-tilt bed-rest studies (lasting several months) as well as clinical studies. Additionally the Study Team plans and realizes ambulant studies, focused on tests with a Short Arm Human Centrifuge (SAHC) inducing artificial gravity. In this field the Team coordinates ESA Ground Based Facility studies and the National Centrifuge Program of DLR Space Administration. Furthermore, nutrition standardization of metabolic balance studies is another outstanding expertise of this Team.
Main tasks for biomedical studies and projects:
Dr. Melanie von der Wiesche
(Head of Study Team)
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Aerospace Medicine