Research Departments

Cardiac Development and Remodelling

Focus is exploring the molecular basics of heart development and cardiac diseases and to investigate cardiac regeneration and repair processes.


The department investigates basic molecular mechanisms of cellular signaling pathways. Clinical projects deal with mechanisms of pathophysio-logical processes and drug actions.

Developmental Genetics

The department is interested in the formation, function and regeneration of several vertebrate organs including the cardiovascular system(zebrafish) and lungs (mouse).

Lung Development and Remodelling

The department has a translational research back- ground and investigates genesis of lung diseases as well as lung development and regeneration.

Scientific Service Groups

Mass Spectrometry - N.N.

MRI - Dr. Astrid Wietelmann

Bioinformatics - Dr. Mario Looso

Morphometry- PD Dr. Sawa Kostin

Animal Facility - Dr. Nouha Ritschel

Transgenic Service


Press Release of Friday, 15.07.2016

No Blood Vessels Without Cloche

After 20 years of searching scientists discover the mystic gene controlling vessel and blood cell...

Press Release of Tuesday, 31.05.2016

Didier Stainier wird EMBO-Mitglied

Max-Planck-Direktor in Kreis herausragender europäischer Lebenswissenschaftler aufgenommen



Dept. III: Developmental Genetics
Technischer Assistent (m/w)

Kennziffer 11/2016 Zunächst befristet für 2 Jahre

Dept. II: Pharmacology
Research Scientist/ Post-Doc in Cardiovascular Pharmacology

To study pharmacology and pathophysiology of G-protein-coupled receptors.



Thursday, 22.09.2016, 09:00 h

The Leading Edge in Cytometry

Ann Atzberger (Scientific organizer)

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