The Research Center of Translational Medicine, one of the two research centers at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), is divided into the following three institutions:
as well as the research unit:
The CTVB, FTN and FZI research centers as well as the BiomaTiCS research unit bring together scientists from the entire JGU campus and beyond, including the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geosciences, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, the Institute for Molecular Biology, Translational Oncology at the University Medical Center Mainz gGmbH and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen. Through this interinstitutional and interdisciplinary exchange, regional collaborations arise and give way to larger, national and international cooperations.
The Research Center of Translational Medicine is funded by the Research Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate and the Chief Scientific Officer of the University Medical Center Mainz.
Research on the causes and possible therapeutic approaches to allergies, cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases is being conducted by immunologists worldwide. The Research Center for Immunotherapy (FZI) combines the scientific expertise of various research areas at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, strengthens national and international exchange on immunological research, and promotes young researchers in the fields of clinical and basic research.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tobias Bopp
Institute of Immunology
Tel.: 06131-17 6198
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Grabbe
Department of Dermatology
Tel.: 06131 17-7112
Founded at the end of 2010, the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) takes into account biomedical core topics in the field of neuroscience. Through the clarification of physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms, the FTN contributes to the conversion of exponentially increasing knowledge in the molecular and cellular neurosciences into clinical action.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jakob von Engelhardt
Institute of Pathophysiology
Tel.: 06131 39-25761
The CTVB is dedicated to the prevention of vascular disease. In 2002, the Faculty of Medicine developed the focus area Preventive Medicine, which was renamed Vascular Prevention in 2008. In order to better reflect the activities of the research conducted there, the focus area was again renamed in May 2013 to the Center for Translational Vascular Biology.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. P. Wild
Department of Cardiology / CTH
Tel.: 06131 17-7163
BiomaTiCS was formed in 2013 by a group of clinically and scientifically active surgeons as well as basic researchers cooperating both internally at UMC and externally on projects dealing with the interaction of tissues and cells with exogenous materials and surfaces.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dorweiler
Klinik und Poliklinik für Herz-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie
Tel.: 06131 17-2060