Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
The four departments at the Max Planck Institute focus on cardiac development and remodelling, pharmacology, alveolar development and remodelling, vascular signalling and developmental genetics. Additional research groups work on developmental cardiogenetics and signal transduction, the origin of cardiac cell lines, epigenetic regulation during the establishment of respiratory cell fate and lung cancer, and angiogenesis & metabolism. Our scientists have expertise in both basic science and translational research.
The university partners
Goethe University is one of the worldwide leading centres for cardiovascular medicine with major expertise in stem cell therapies after myocardial infarction. Additional projects focus on inflammation and pain, and on cancer research. Scientists at Justus Liebig University place their main focus on the cardiopulmonary system. Their work has gained a worldwide reputation over the past years. Infection and immunity, as well as human nutrition, are also ongoing project themes.
All three institutions participate in numerous excellence networks in the field of cardiovascular and lung research, such as the ECCPS (Excellence Cluster Cardiopulmonary System). Graduate students will have the chance to choose from numerous cutting-edge research projects for their graduate work.