• About us

    The German Center for Lung Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung, DZL) is an association of 29 leading university and non-university institutions dedicated to pulmonary research. The DZL coordinates and conducts basic scientific, disease-oriented, and patient-centered research in the field of lung disease meeting the highest international standards. 
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  • Translational Research

    The road of a finding from laboratory research to medical innovation is often long. Only a small fraction of the newly discovered active substances makes it to the practical application on patients, with an average development period of about 15 years.
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  • DZL Academy

    The main goal of the DZL Academy is to support the careers of students and doctoral candidates in medicine and human/life sciences with reference to clinical, translational and basic lung research
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    Was treibt die Forscher und Ärzte im Deutschen Zentrum für Lungenforschung an? Was ist unser Ziel und was macht uns aus? Wir nehmen Sie mit und geben Ihnen einen Einblick in die tägliche Arbeit an unseren fünf Standorten in Deutschland.
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DZL News

Assembly within the tumor center

Number of macrophages in tumor tissue enables prognosis of lung tumor progression.

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The dangerous dual role of the immune system in COVID-19

Infection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 follows a highly variable course. The immune system plays a decisive role.

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DZL-researcher elected as new EMBO Member

Ursula Klingmüller was recognised for her outstanding scientific achievements by being elected as a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

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