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Translational Lung Research Center Heidelberg

TLRC Partner Institutions

Heidelberg University Hospital and Medical Faculty Heidelberg

Heidelberg University is the oldest university in Germany looking back on 600 years of education and research in medicine. Today, the Heidelberg University Hospital and the Medical Faculty Heidelberg is one of the largest centers for medical care and biomedical research in Europe. New methods for diagnosis and treatment are constantly developed at the forefront of biomedical sciences for the benefit of the patient. (Opens external link in new windowmore).


Thoraxklinik at Heidelberg University Hospital

The Thoraxklinik Heidelberg holds a lead position in diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases, not just in Germany but in all of Europe, with around 10,000 admissions, 8,600 outpatient visits, and 2,300 surgical procedures performed annually. Since 2012 the Thoraxklinik is part of the University Hospital Heidelberg. Patient care and clinical research benefit from the interdisciplinary collaboration between the departments of pneumology, oncology, surgery, and radiology. The Heidelberg Lung Biobank, located at the Thoraxklinik, promotes translational research projects across institutions and provides a one-stop hub for easy access to biomaterials (Opens external link in new windowmore).


German Center for Cancer Research (DKFZ)

The DKFZ is the largest biomedical research institute in Germany and a member of the Helmhotz Association of National Research Centers. Researchers at the DKFZ are investigating the mechanisms of cancer, are identifying cancer risk factors and are trying to find strategies to prevent people from getting cancer.They are developing novel approaches to make tumor diagnosis more precise and treatment of cancer patients more successful (Opens external link in new windowmore).


European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences. Research at EMBL emphasises experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organisation, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology (Opens external link in new windowmore).





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