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Translational Lung Research Center Heidelberg

Member of the DZL

Founded in 2011, the Opens external link in new windowGerman Center for Lung Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung, DZL) is one of six German Centers for Health Research. Supported by the German Federal Government and participating Federal State Governments, the DZL brings together leading scientists and clinicians in the field of pulmonary research, dedicated to pursuing translational research to combat widespread lung diseases. 

DZL scientists are located at 22 premier research institutions throughout Germany and their activities are managed by five coordinating sites:

  • Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center (Opens external link in new windowUGMLC)
    Chairman and Speaker of the DZL: Prof. Dr. Werner Seeger
  • Translational Lung Research Center Heidelberg (TLRC)
    Director: Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
  • Biomedical Research in Endstage and Obstructive Lung Diseases Hannover (Opens external link in new windowBREATH)
    Director: Prof. Dr. Tobias Welte
  • Airway Research Center North (Opens external link in new windowARCN)
    Director: Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Rabe
  • Comprehensive Pneumology Center Munich (Opens external link in new windowCPC-M)
    Director: Prof. Erika von Mutius

The Opens external link in new windowScientific Advisory Board aims at supporting DZLs strategic planning and at assessing the overall research and development operations. The Board convenes once or twice per year.



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