• 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

Interdisciplinary team finds new approaches for PCD research

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare little investigated hereditary systemic disease. DZL scientists have now succeeded in producing induced pluripotent stem cells, with which unlimited amounts of test material can be manufactured.

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Lung inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis – a novel method paves the way to an improved understanding and treatment

A team of DZL researchers has developed a novel tool to measure the activity of two proteins implicated in lung inflammation in cystic fibrosis.

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Promising Therapeutic Approach against COPD

DZL-Researchers have now succeeded in curing COPD in mice. Their goal is to test the novel therapeutic approach in human clinical trials over the next few years.

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