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 - Dr. Johannes Graumann

Flow Cytometry - Ann Atzberger

Bioinformatics - Dr. Mario Looso

MRI - Dr. Astrid Wietelmann

Morphometry- PD Dr. Sawa Kostin

Animal Facility - Dr. Nouha Ritschel

Transgenic Service


Press Release of Friday, 10.03.2017

Kerstin Wilhelm erhält Forschungspreis für Arbeit an Gefäßwachstum

Max-Planck-Wissenschaftlerin entdeckt neuen Schalter der Blutgefäßbildung

Press Release of Wednesday, 02.11.2016

Sensor for blood flow discovered in blood vessels

The PIEZO1 cation channel translates mechanical stimulus into a molecular response to control the...



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

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



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