Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung ResearchOur 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 ResearchYou will find us at two locations in Bad Nauheim: In the New Building, Ludwigstrasse 43, and in the Old Building, Parkstrasse 1.
MPI-HLR offers accommodation to students and researchers as well as laboratory access to natural scientists. Please contact our HR Department.
Our Research Departments
Cardiac Development and Remodelling (Dept. I)Thomas Braun
The research aims to identify the processes governing the development of contractile tissues.
Pharmacology (Dept. II)
The department investigates cellular signaling pathways and mechanisms of pathophysiological processes in the cardiovascular and metabolic system as well as in cancer.
Investigates questions related to organogenesis including cell differentiation, tissue morphogenesis, organ homeostasis and function, as well as organ regeneration.
Lung Development and Remodelling (Dept. IV)Werner Seeger
The aim is translational research in the field of lung diseases.
Our Research Groups
The Gu laboratory combines bioinformatics, epigenomics cancer biology, fly genetics and mass spectrum to identify and investigate roles of novel epigenetic modifications.
Circadian rhythms in heart metabolismPieterjan Dierickx
The Dierickx lab is interested in how the circadian clock drives rhythmic processes in the heart. Circadian rhythms coordinate many aspects of behavior and physiology to be in synchrony with the 24-hour rotation of the earth.
Our Scientific Service Groups