Welcome to the Institute of Toxicology


 The Institute of Toxicology is a basic research institute and part of the medical school at the University Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. We have a strong commitment in teaching medical students, dental students as well as students from Life Sciences the important principles of Toxicology, Pharmacology and Tumor Biology.

The Institute of Toxicology is a basic research institute aimed at elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the cellular response to DNA damage and genotoxic stress. The DNA damage response plays a central role in human diseases and age-linked syndromes including cancer, neurodegeneration and aging.

The following pages provide important information on the institute and our research activities. I invite you to have a look around.

Feel free to contact us upon questions or encouragements. 

Sincerely yours,


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas G Hofmann







Institute of Toxicology
University Medical Center Mainz
Obere Zahlbacher Str. 67
D-55131 Mainz

Tel +49(0)6131 17-9357
Fax +49(0)6131 17-8499