German Center for Lung Research

Together for Healthy Lungs

To date, for most respiratory diseases there are only therapies that provide symptomatic relief, but no cure. Through research into causes and disease mechanisms, the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) is therefore developing new approaches and options for prevention, diagnosis and therapy of lung diseases. At five sites, the focus is on research into eight disease areas, applying the entire "bench-to-bedside" translational chain.

Basic science findings are applied to the design and conduct of clinical trials and in patient care. Clinical needs, in turn, become questions that basic scientists address in the DZL. Many researchers belong to several disease areas, so that ideas and findings can be optimally linked across the areas and quickly transferred into application.

More information about the mission of the DZL:

DZL Head Office
Aulweg 130
35392 Gießen

Phone: +49 641 99-46718

Press Contact
Alina Zidaric
Press and public relations
Phone: +49 641 99-46721

Contact Persons
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Executive Board

Prof. Werner Seeger
Justus Liebig University Giessen – Spokesman of the Board
Prof. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
Heidelberg University Hospital
Prof. Klaus F. Rabe
LungenClinic Grosshansdorf
Prof. Erika von Mutius
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Prof. Tobias Welte
Hannover Medical School

Managing Director

Dr. Christian Kalberlah

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