Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research

Our goal is to use state-of-the-art scientific approaches to understand the molecular basis of the development, function and disease of the heart, the vascular system and the lung but also of other organ systems. The results of our knowledge-driven basic research provide the bases for innovative, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in medicine. To this end, we collaborate with other scientists in various national and international research consortia. Our currently about 400 employees are recruited from all over the world, thus creating an inspiring international working atmosphere.

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research

You will find us at two locations in Bad Nauheim: In the New Building at Ludwigstrasse 43 and in the Old Building in Parkstrasse 1.

Departments and Research Groups

In four departments and a varying number of independent research groups, our international team of scientists conducts research in the fields of heart, blood vessels, lung and other organ systems.

Scientific Service Groups

Scientific service groups with experts in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and imaging are part of the institute's research teams.

Your career at the MPI

On the Career's page you will find interesting information about doctoral programs, training, and other offers of the Institute.


The heart consists of many individual heart muscle cells that are electrically interconnected and represent a functional unit. New cells created by cell division would disrupt this interconnection and reduce the performance of the heart. Scientists ...

Scientists of an international research team with participation of the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim have identified a biomarker with the gene isoform hFwe-Lose, which indicates the "fitness degree" of lung ...

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