Gravitational biology and space medicine

A return to the Moon, Mars expeditions, and a rise in space tourism will lead to an increasing number of human spaceflights. This Collection focuses on the challenges to the health of humans in space during long-term space missions and the physiological changes during short-term altered gravity conditions, the possible influence of space radiation, available countermeasures and possible applications on Earth.

astronaut in space watering a plant


  • Daniela Grimm

    Aarhus University, Denmark & Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany

Guest Editor Daniela GrimmDaniela Grimm is a specialist in internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. She is Associate Professor of pharmacology and space medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark, as well as Guest Professor of gravitational biology and translational regenerative medicine at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany. Her research group investigates the impact of altered gravity conditions on human cells, with major topics being cancer research, pharmacology, tissue engineering, and translational regenerative medicine. Daniela Grimm has been serving as Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports since 2016.