Military Medicine / ABC
Acute and long-term effects of physical injury as well as nuclear, biological and chemical (ABC) warfare agents in military conflicts, from asymmetrical threats (terrorism) and catastrophic events pose severe threats to human health, making in-depth studies of effective molecular and cellular defence strategies crucial for military and civilian stakeholders.
Collaborative studies of Ulm University, the Ulm Bundeswehr Hospital (BWK Ulm) and the Bundeswehr Medical Academy (SanAkBw) Munich aim to advance our understanding, improve preparedness and form a basis for the development of possible countermeasures against these deadly threats. Through comprehensive research, we want to identify the properties and mechanisms of physical injury and ABC warfare agents with a special focus on traumatology (bone injury and repair) and acute and chronic lung injury (diffuse alveolar damage and lung fibrosis), aiding in the creation of protective equipment, standard operating procedures (SOPs), antidotes and treatment options.
Our research activities should improve knowledge of military and civil emergency responders to safeguard against potential threats in military conflicts, asymmetrical threats (terrorism) and catastrophic events. Such endeavors reinforce our global commitment to security and safeguarding human lives.
Oberer Eselsberg 40
Telefon: 0731 17100
Sanitätsakademie der Bundeswehr
Telefon: 030 20040
Prof. Dr. Dr. Konrad Steinestel
Abt. XIII – Pathologie und Molekularpathologie
Klin. Direktor | Koordinator Forschung BwKrhs Ulm
Sprecher der AG Lungenpathologie der DGP