ARCN Director:

Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Rabe

Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Rabe

LungenClinic Grosshansdorf
Airway Research Center North (ARCN)
Wöhrendamm 80
22927 Grosshansdorf, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)4102 - 601-2000
Fax: +49 (0)4102 - 601-7002
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  • Medical Director of the LungenClinic Grosshansdorf
  • Professor of Pneumology, Kiel University
  • Chairman of the Institute for Lung Research (ILF)
  • President of the German Respiratory Society (DGP)
  • President of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2011 / 2012

ARCN Manager:

Dr. Jörn Bullwinkel

LungenClinic Grosshansdorf
Airway Research Center North (ARCN)
Wöhrendamm 80
22927 Grosshansdorf, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)4102 - 601-2410
Fax: +49 (0)4102 - 601-7410
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ARCN Partner Institutions

ARCN Research Profile

Scientists and clinicians of the Airway Research Center North (ARCN) focus on research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer as well as asthma and allergy. This translational research consortium combines top level expertise in basic research and medicine in the field of pulmonology in Schleswig-Holstein. Together with its partners in the DZL, ARCN aims to find more effective ways to prevent disease, to provide earlier diagnoses, and to develop enhanced, individualized therapies for patients with lung disease.  In keeping with the approach of the DZL, ARCN researchers pursue a holistic approach to study of the lung, including studying disease pathogenesis, the progression of inflammatory and proliferative processes, and the regeneration and/or repair of diseased lung tissue.

As the biggest North-German clinic specialized in lung and airway diseases with more than 13,000 patients treated per year, LungenClinic Grosshansdorf, together with the University Clinic Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) and the Medical Clinic Borstel, is responsible for clinical and patient-oriented research in ARCN. The Research Center Borstel is devoted to investigation of infectious as well as non-infectious lung diseases and is key to the success of ARCN basic research and animal models.  Additional partners are researchers at the University of Lübeck and the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. These scientists test asthma in animal models, analyze the epigenetic background of lung diseases and develop novel imaging techniques.

To strengthen the connection between clinical and basic research, the Biomaterialbank Nord has been installed as central infrastructure. This crosslink between complementary partners in ARCN is intended to support the collaborative implementation of translational research strategies.

Further information: www.arcn.de