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.
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.
What drives the researchers and physicians at The German Center for Lung Research? What is our goal and what makes us tick? We will take you along and give you an insight into the daily work at our five sites in Germany.