The Research Center Translational Medicine comprises the following three segments:
Immunological basic and clinical research at the University Medical Center is directed towards understanding the principles of misregulated immune system functions resulting in diseases such as allergy, autoimmunity, cancer and chronic infections. Aim of the research efforts is to develop immune intervention strategies and their translation from bench to bedside.
Research in the Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN) is focussed on neural plasticity, neurodegeneration and -regeneration, and on the interactions between the nervous system and the immune system.
Research in the Center for Translational Vascular Biology (CTVB) aims to identify risk factors and therapy targets for cardiac and vascular diseases in basic research and in large epidemiological studies such as the "Gutenberg-Heart-Study".
Univ.-Prof. Dr. P. Wild
II. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik / CTH
Tel.: 06131 17-7163
Tel.: 06131 17-17-7251
Since a few years, surgeons and material scientists of the University Medical Center and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research work together to investigate interactions of cells and tissues with biomaterials in order to improve their quality for medical applications. This collaborative work has grown into a new research network called "BiomaTiCS - Biomaterials, Tissues and Cells in Science", which has the potential to develop into a new Key Research Area of the University Medical Center.