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Key Research Areas

Research Center Translational Medicine

The Research Center Translational Medicine comprises the following three segments:


Research Center for Immunology (FZI)

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.


 Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Bopp
Institut für Immunologie
Tel. +49 6131-17 6198


Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN)

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.


 Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Susann Schweiger
Institut für Humangenetik
Tel.: 06131 17-3871

Center for Translational Vascular Biology (CTVB)

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

Biomaterials, Tissues and Cells in Science (BiomaTICS)

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.


Dr. rer. nat. Martin Heller
Universitätsmedizin Mainz
Langenbeckstrasse 1
55131 Mainz



Contact person

Dr. Silvia Tschauder
Tel.: 06131 17-9704 17-9695