Our Mission

The MPI for Heart and Lung Research has a long and rich history in excellent research related to cardiovascular and pulmonary biology and medicine. The current institute emerged 2005 from the former MPI for Physiological and Clinical Research and expanded 2009 into a second brand-new research building. 


"The mission of the MPI-HLR is to perform cutting-edge research to gain new insights into the basic molecular mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular and lung diseases. Excellent basic research (almost) inevitably gives rise to practical applications and new therapies. Hence, the MPI-HLR works closely together with the Kerckhoff Hospital in Bad Nauheim and clinical departments at the nearby universities of Frankfurt and Giessen to put scientific discoveries into practical applications. The overall scientific mission is reflected in the focus of the institute departments and independent research groups" (taken from "The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research Curiosity-Driven Basic Research to Fight Cardio-Pulmonary Diseases").


Scientific experts from all over the world work together in an rich scientific environment supported by state-of-the-art service facilities in the field of imaging, proteomics, bioinformatics, next generation sequencing and generation of transgenic animals (mouse and zebra fish).

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