UGMLC Director:

Prof. Dr. Werner Seeger

Prof. Dr. Werner Seeger

Klinikstr. 33
35392 Gießen

Tel.: +49 (0)641 - 985-42354
Fax: +49 (0)641 - 985-42359
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  • Director of the Medical Clinic II / Executive Director of the Center for Internal Medicine, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
  • Medical Director of the University Hospital Giessen and Marburg GmbH (UKGM)
  • Director, Dept. of Development and Remodeling of the Lung at the Max Planck Institute of Heart and Lung Research Bad Nauheim

UGMLC Manager:

Dr. Sylvia Weißmann

Dr. Sylvia Weißmann

Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center (UGMLC)
Aulweg 130
35392 Gießen

Tel.: +49 (0)641 - 99-42411
Fax: +49 (0)641 - 99-42419
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UGMLC Partner Institutions

Research Profile

Translational research at the Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center (UGMLC) deals with lung diseases caused by inflammatory and hyperproliferative processes. This includes research on the impact of environmental factors on the development of asthma as well as on the development and therapy of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), with special focus on the alterations of airways and blood vessels. In the Disease Area Pneumonia and Acute Lung Injury (ALI), UGMLC concentrates on the role of innate immunity and inflammatory mechanisms in the acute disease and during resolution and regeneration. Molecular and cellular mechanisms that may help developing efficient regenerative therapies are studied in the Disease Areas Lung Fibrosis (DPLD) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). The UGMLC partners complement one another by a close interplay of basic research and clinical research, which is based on the cooperation of the Max-Planck-Institute, the universities and the university hospital. Marburg focuses on the areas of asthma and COPD, Giessen on DPLD and PH, where Giessen can be regarded as a national and international center. The Max-Planck-Institute in Bad Nauheim complements the clinical and translational science with basic research in the fields of stem cell research, developmental biology and cell signaling pathways. Further synergies result from cooperation with the other DZL sites as well as networks like Asconet or COSYCONET (associated Partner of the DZL since 2016) and local research consortia like the Cluster of Excellence Cardio-Pulmonary System (ECCPS).

Within the DZL, UGMLC hosts the DZL Central Office and the DZL Biobank and Data Management Platform.