Prof. Dr. Werner Seeger

MPI-HLR, Department IV, Lung Development and Remodelling


Respiratory diseases rank second only to cardiovascular diseases in terms of mortality, incidence, prevalence, and socio-economic burden. The Department for Lung Development and Remodelling (IV) addresses diseases that affect the lung parenchyma, with a focus on the three functional compartments of the parenchyma, the vascular, interstitial, and alveolar compartments. Pathological remodelling events in these structures, which result in the loss of proper architecture and severe impairment of lung function, are central to the research conducted in this department. Moreover, particular attention is paid to the development of new treatment concepts, thus shaping the translational focus of this Department.


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