Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Skin cancer prevention project “Die Sonne und Wir – Projekt Sonnenbus”

The project “Die Sonne und Wir” is an educational outreach activity for children aimed at increasing their awareness towards sun exposure as a primary preventative strategy to decrease skin cancer rates in adults. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a major risk factor for the development of skin cancer.

The risk of skin cancer can be significantly reduced by simple changes in behavioral patterns by, e.g. avoiding harmful UV intensity, wearing protective clothing, opting for shade, and using sunscreens.

In the course of the project an interactive educational training concept has been developed including the invention of specific educational material/models. Of particular interest is the visual and haptic art education including artistic practice by using the different elements of the shadow theater “Light and Shadow”.

For further information: "Die Sonne und Wir"


Dr. Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher CMMC Cologne
Dr. Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher

Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne | CMMC Research Building

Managing Director | Scientific Coordinator

Head - Skin Cancer Prev. Project - PP 1

+49 221 478 89535

+49 221 478 4833

Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne | CMMC Research Building

Robert-Koch-Str. 21

50931 Cologne

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Cornelia Mauch CMMC Cologne
Prof. Dr. Dr. Cornelia Mauch

Deptartment of Dermatology

Head - Skin Cancer Prevention Project - PP 1
"Die Sonne und Wir"

+49 221 478 86194

+49 221 478 97295

Deptartment of Dermatology

Kerpener Straße 62

50937 Cologne

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