Deutsche Zentren der Gesundheitsforschung (DZG)/German Centers for Health Research:

German Center for Lung Research (DZL)

  • The German Center for Lung Research (DZL) unites 29 leading institutions in translational lung research. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the responsible ministries of science of the five associated sites.
    At the DZL, leading scientists and clinicians work together on improved preventive measures, groundbreaking diagnostics and new innovative therapies for patients with lung diseases. The entire ‚bench-to-bedside‘ translational research chain is applied.

German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)

  • At the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), more than 500 scientists from 35 institutions nationwide jointly develop new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Their aim is to translate research results into clinical practice rapidly and effectively. With this, the DZIF paves the way for developing new vaccines, diagnostics and drugs in the fight against infections. Further information at:

German Center for Neurodegenerative diseases (DZNE)

  • DZNE is a government-funded research institute with ten sites across Germany. The aim of DZNE is to unravel the causes and mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases as well as to develop novel strategies for prevention, diagnosis, care, as well as treatment, and transfer them into practice. To this end, the DZNE cooperates with research institutions in Germany and abroad – and also with industry.

German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK)

  • The German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) brings together 30 partner institutions that are located at seven different sites. Expert scientists working on basic research questions, in pre-clinical and in clinical research jointly develop strategies and research collaborations to improve diagnosis and treatment of ischemic heart diseases, arrythmias, heart failure and sudden cardiac death.
  • The DZHK is one of the six German Centres for Health Research (DZG) that are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Their primary goal is to combat particularly widespread diseases more effectively by transferring research results into daily clinical practice (translation).

German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

  • Within the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) as the core center, joins forces with oncologically particularly renowned research institutions and clinics in translation centers at eight partner sites in Germany. As a joint long-term initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the participating German states and the DKFZ, DKTK accelerates the transfer of innovative, promising results from preclinical translational cancer research into new approaches for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)

  • The German Center of Diabetes Research (DZD) brings together experts in the field of metabolism research and combines basic research, epidemiology and clinical application. DZD develops precise strategies for the prevention, early detection and treatment of people with prediabetes or diabetes. The core task is rapid translation into practice. The goal is to improve quality of life and reduce diabetes-related comorbidities, complications and premature mortality.

German Center for Mental Health (DZPG)

  • The German Center for Mental Health (DZPG) carries out research into new methods for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses. The goal is to benefit people as quickly as possible. 27 research institutions at six locations in Germany pool their expertise. The research program was developed together with experts from the field, i.e. patients and relatives, and involves them in all phases of the research.

German Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DZKJ)

  • The German Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DZKJ) brings together the professional expertise of more than 150 experts from 35 institutions at seven partner sites. The basic scientific and clinical research covers the complex spectrum of diseases of the developing organism. Cross-organ disease mechanisms and treatment approaches as well as their timely application in practice play a central role. The aim of the DZKJ is to ensure that children and adolescents in Germany receive optimal disease identification and treatment in line with the current state of research at all stages of their development.

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